Egypt launched its electronic Egypt visa system in 2017 to eligible travelers such as citizens from Finland to facilitate high numbers of international arrivals visiting Egypt per year.
A staggering 11 million visitors traveled to Egypt in 2018, which consequently boosted Egypt’s tourism industry by 30%. This straightforward and accessible online Egypt travel authorization system saves Finnish passport holders both money and time as there is no need to book an appointment with a local embassy or consulate.
Furthermore, a Finnish citizen will not need to travel anywhere to receive the eVisa as it can now be sent electronically to the applicant’s email address.
Egypt eVisa for Finland: Documents and Conditions Required
The government of Egypt has set in place some mandatory Egypt eVisa requirements which are vital for Finnish passport holders to be able to receive an approved e-visa to Egypt.
Finnish nationals must ensure that all the following requirements are met:
- Personal information such as full name, passport number and expiration date will need to be submitted
- A valid Finnish passport. The document must have a minimum validity of 6 months when entering Egypt
- A scanned image/copy of the biographical page of the passport must be provided
- A working email address so that the Egypt e-visa can be sent electronically
- A valid credit/debit card to pay for the visa processing fee at the final stage of the online electronic application
A Finnish traveler must carry the same passport which is used to apply for the electronic Visa as it is electronically linked to the passport. If the lawful document is replaced before entry into Egypt, the issued eVisa will no longer be valid and another application will have to be submitted.
Apply for an Egypt eVisa From Finland
The Egypt eVisa allows a Finnish traveler to visit Egypt for the purpose of tourism and sightseeing.
The online Egypt eVisa application form is extremely easy to fill out and, after answering a couple of security questions, as well as some health-related questions, citizens of Finland will be required to pay the processing fee.
Single-entry Egypt eVisa for Finnish nationals
The single-entry visa type allows a Finnish national to enter Egypt once, for a maximum of 30 days, and has a total visa validity of 3 months from the date of issue.
If a Finnish visitor wishes to exit Egypt and later re-enter the country they will need to obtain another single-entry visa to Egypt.
Multiple-entry Egypt eVisa for Finnish nationals
The multiple-entry visa type allows a Finnish national to enter Egypt several times for a maximum permitted stay of 30 days per visit.
The total visa validity for a multiple-entry visa to Egypt is 6 months from the date of issue.
After completing the online visa application to Egypt and paying the processing fee, a Finnish national can expect to receive their approved Egypt e-Visa (multiple entries or single entry) within 4-7 business days.
Egypt Visa Types for Finnish Passport Holders
Finnish citizens have the possibility to apply for different types of Egypt eVisas depending on two factors: the estimated length of stay, and the purpose of their trip. The other types of eVisa available are:
- The Transit eVisa for Egypt
- The Visa on Arrival for Egypt
Can Finnish citizens travel in transit to Egypt?
As well as the Egyptian tourist eVisa, Finnish travelers have the chance to apply for Egypt’s transit visa if they need to pass through Egypt on the way to another country that will be their final destination.
A total of 48 hours is the maximum time allowed for Finnish travelers to stay in Egypt with this transit visa.
Finnish passport holders wanting to receive Egypt’s VOA
There is an alternative option to Egypt’s eVisa in which Finnish visitors wishing to travel to Egypt for tourism purposes can apply for. This is the Visa on Arrival to enter Egypt, also known as a VOA.
Finnish travelers hoping to receive Egypt’s VOA must do so once they have already arrived in the country at their chosen port of entry in Egypt.
However, most travelers prefer to obtain their Egypt eVisa in advance to avoid any last-minute issues in immigration. Besides, usually, Egypt’s Visa on Arrival is considered more time-consuming since long queues and the presentation of paper documents are involved in the process.
Therefore, Finnish passengers are recommended to plan their trip with enough time so they can apply electronically to a travel authorization that grants them permission to enter Egypt hassle-free.