Egypt e-Visa help & FAQ

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What is Egypt e-Visa?

The e-Visa is an authorization document that allows visitors to enter Egypt.

What do I need to apply for an Egypt e-Visa?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
  • Passport Personal Details Scan

What is the cost to obtain an Egypt e-Visa?

The cost for a single entry e-visa is USD 25.00.

For a multiple entry e-Visa, it is USD 60.00.

Additionally, there is a service fee:

  • USD 30.00 for standard processing.
  • For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is USD 45.00 and USD 95.00, respectively.

* The price can change, the correct fee present at applying

How long does it take to process an Egypt e-Visa?

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 6 Business Days
  • Rush Processing:4 Business Days
  • Super Rush Processing: 2 Business Days

* The processing time can change, the correct time at applying

How long is an Egypt e-Visa valid for?

The Egypt e-Visa is valid for 90 days after issued. This means you must enter Egypt within 90 days after issued. This applies to both single entry and multiple entry e-Visas.

How long is an Egypt e-Visa valid for?

The Egypt e-Visa is valid for 90 days after issued. This means you must enter Egypt within 90 days after issued. This applies to both single entry and multiple entry e-Visas.

How long should the validity of my passport be to apply for the Egypt e-Visa?

Applicants for the Egypt e-Visa must hold a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date.

What are the specifications for printing the e-Visa?

The e-Visa must be printed on a sheet of blank letter-sized white paper. Double-side or reduced printing will not be accepted.

What countries are eligible for an Egypt e-Visa?

Citizens from the following countries are eligible for an e-Visa:
All European Union citizens (including the UK), Albania, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, The United States, and Vatican City.

If I’m transiting through Egypt, do I need an e-Visa?

You will not need one if your transit time/layover will be less than 48 hours (you must show your onward flight ticket). Leaving the airport may be permitted but you will have to hand over your passport. You will need to inquire with your airline, as many offer short duration tours to their passengers with transit times/layovers between 6 and 48 hours.

If your transit time is less than 6 hours, you may leave the transit area, but not the airport.

The above DOES NOT apply to nationals of Iran (who always require a transit visa), Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine, and the Philippines, who must remain in the transit area at all times.

What documents should I provide upon my arrival in Egypt?

You must present the following documents upon your arrival in Egypt:

  • Passport is valid for at least six months after the arrival date.
  • e-Visa printout.
  • Travel itinerary.
  • Supporting letter, e.g. letter from company or invitation letter for business/family visits.
  • Hotel bookings/details about places you plan to visit if you’re going as a tourist.

I am traveling with children, do I need to create an account for them to apply?

No, you do not. Parents can apply for their children in conjunction with their application.

How far in advance should I apply for the Egypt e-Visa?

You are advised to create an e-Visa application at least 7 days before your departure.

What is the difference between the single entry and multiple entry e-Visas?

  • Single entry only allows you to enter Egypt once, for a maximum duration of 90 days after issued.
  • Multiple entries give you 2 entries within the visa validity period of 90 days after issued, with each stay being no more than 30 days Per Entry.

For example, you can enter Egypt and leave after 15 days, come back and stay for another 20 days, etc. as long as each stay doesn’t exceed 30 days Per Entry, and all entries occur within 90 days after issued.

Vaccination requirements to travel to Egypt

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Check WHO – Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination.

Learn more about Egypt Tourism

You would think that planning a trip to Egypt is easy, but many people fell into that trap and had not such a pleasant experience. In comparison with other countries, Egypt is a fairly difficult country to explore. Looking at the pyramids or visiting the Sphynx is not enough, and that will probably take you only a day.

So what do you do with the rest of your vacation? Sitting in one place would be a waste of experience. Plus, I bet that there are a ton of other things that you do not know about Egypt, which is why this article should help you out. One of the first things that you should probably know is that Egypt has a lot of history, and it goes beyond Cleopatra. There are a lot of other interesting things to learn, things that you do not want to look for on Google. You can do that at home if you like. That is why my advice is to refer to a tour guide.

There are plenty of them, and they are generally very good at their job. They have this talent of presenting the history of a particular location with passion and involvement. You could browse the reviews online to see which guide is the best. You will not accompany one the entire trip, but a day or two is necessary. That is if you want to learn more about Egypt without going on Wikipedia. Before you go to Egypt, one of the things that you must do is get travel insurance.

You will not be treated for common diseases if you are not insured, and most insurance policies do not have international coverage by default. Plus, getting medevaced from the middle of Egypt will most certainly burn your pockets to the ground. Get travel insurance and have some peace of mind. Plus, it comes in handy if your luggage gets lost or stolen, or if your flights are canceled. One of the things that you need to try in Egypt is food.

However, this one can be tricky, since not all places are sanitary. To say the least. If you have a sensitive stomach, you are pretty much at risk for every bug there is. Even people with strong stomachs can get infected with something. Even so, there is a simple but brilliant trick that can save you a day from sitting on the toilet or medical care, and that is choosing the place where you eat wisely. When I say wisely, I mean that the best place to eat is where the locals eat.

If you see a long line at a stand on the sidewalk, that is the place where you want to go. Locals know where the food is good and healthy, which is why you should follow them. If you see a street vendor or a restaurant with no customers, instead of rushing to it and being happy that you do not have to stand in line, you would best stay away from it. An aspect that you may find squeamish is that you need to BYOTP. You need to have toilet paper on you at all times.

Public restrooms rarely have some, and it is most likely that you will find a nozzle that can help you wash. However, I do not know how open you are to that since very few tourists are. That is why your toilet paper will save you a lot of trouble. Just put some in your bag or backpack and rest assured that you do not have such issues as you explore the location in which you are. If you find yourself in Cairo, and almost all tourists go there when in Egypt, you should know that you can find Uber. Almost everyone rides Uber these days and Cairo is on the map. That is if you do not want to use the metro system.

Plus, the fares are more than affordable and it is the ideal way to get around. In Egypt, there are a lot of places where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs. You can purchase small pyramids or a miniature Sphynx. Plus a whole lot of other items. However, Egyptians like to haggle on almost everything. They have their fun even for a bottle of water at the corner store. Plus, if you do not have the skill, they win some extra cash.

That is why you should always haggle. You can save some money, have some fun, and nobody will get offended for making an offer. At the same time, you need to be careful about scammers. There is plenty of it in Egypt. They will say or do anything just to get some money, which is why you should be aware and always be careful. Do not let yourself fooled. When you are packing, make sure that you take comfy shoes for your trip. You will walk a lot, and the weather is hot. You can wear flip-flops at times, but a pair of comfortable running shoes are the best choice.

As for apparel, you should know that some places have rules that are best for you to follow. For example, if you are a woman who visits mosques or other religious sights, you should always wear clothes that cover your knees. A headscarf is a must inside mosques. And you cannot enter one with your shoes on. As for men, even if the weather is nice, you cannot wear sleeveless shirts or gym apparel. Bikinis and beachwear are acceptable only at the resorts along the Red Sea.

Taking a trip to Egypt may require some research before leaving, but you should easily get the hang of it. Remember to always stay hydrated because the sun and the heat will bring you down. At the same time, do not forget to pack some extra layers, because as hot as it may be during the day, Egypt nights and evenings are quite chilly. You will be looking for that cardigan you did not want to pack because it occupied too much space in your luggage.