The type of visa you must have is defined by the Arab Republic of Egypt and Visa Regulations, and relates to the purpose of your travel.
Travelers who plan on visiting Egypt should research the different types of Egyptians visas in order to appy for the appropriate visa according to their travel plans.
Types of Egyptian Visas
It is possible to apply for an Egyptian visa online, at an embassy, and also upon arrival in Egypt. For those who are eligible, there are several advantages when applying for the Egypt eVisa online. The differences should be weighed up by the visa applicant, taking into consideration the visa requirements and the purpose of travel. Visa application methods can vary, as not all visas for Egypt are available online.
Read through the following visa types for Egypt to further understand which visa to obtain for your trip to Egypt.
The majority of foreign citizens are required to apply for an Egyptian tourist visa in order to visit Egypt for purposes of tourism.
Since 2015, visa applicants have been able to apply for a visa for Egypt online, speeding up the process of obtaining a visa without having to visit an embassy or consulate. Hence, applying for an Egyptian tourism visa is much more simple as you are able to apply in advance before traveling.
Applicants are required to have at least 6 months’ validity remaining on their passports in order to enter Egypt with a visa.
Whether or not you require an Egyptian transit visa depends on both your nationality and the period of transit time in Egypt.
While certain nationalities require a transit visa regardless of the transit period, others are able to transit in Egypt without a transit visa. Those in possession of an onward ticket from the airport may be able to transit for a maximum time period of 48 hours without applying for a transit visa.
Traveling passengers are able to leave the airport if the transit time is between 6 and 48 hours. Those with a transit time of less than 6 hours are able to leave the transit area should they wish, but are required to remain in the airport.
Nationalities that are unable to leave the transit area whilst changing flights in Egypt are: Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine, and the Philippines.
Visa on Arrival in Egypt
Before planning on getting an Egyptian visa on arrival, travelers should verify that they are a citizen of an eligible country. The following list of countries are eligible for the visa on arrival in Egypt:
- European Union citizens
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- North Macedonia
- United States
Turkish citizens are able to obtain a visa on arrival if they are over the age of 45. Those over the age of 18 with a residence permit from Australia, Canada, an EU country or the USA are also able to apply for a visa upon arrival in Egypt.
Nationals of Sudan are able to apply for a visa if they have a residence permit for either Australia, Canada, an EU country or the USA.