Egypt visa application and requirements

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Egypt Visa

Egypt visa

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A visa is required for this destination.

These citizens are eligible for visa on arrival

All travelers will need a PCR negative report, which has been taken 72 hours before departure.

If you arrive by cruise ship, the visa is usually handled onboard the ship for you. If you arrive by air (as when you are taking a river cruise), you can procure an electronic visa online with us before you arrive.

Single-entry tourist visa on arrival up to 30 days can be obtained in order to visit Egypt.

Egyptian work visas are not issued in the United States. Applicants who wish to apply and work in Egypt must apply for a business visa beforehand and go to Egypt to apply for the work visa there. The visa is issued by the Ministry of Labor in Egypt and you should contact your sponsor/company in Egypt and have them make the necessary arrangements with the government.

Single-entry tourist visa on arrival up to 30 days can be obtained in order to visit Egypt.

Nationals of United States of America travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts only, for a maximum of 15 days, do not require a visa prior to travelling as a free entry permission stamp will be granted upon arrival. If they intend to travel outside of the above mentioned areas they must obtain a Visa.

Fill out Egypt Tourist E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
COVID-19 / Health Insurance for travel to Egypt
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 3 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa,where it is specified that the reason for the stay is exclusively for business, commercial negotiations, etc

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 3 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa,where it is specified that the reason for the stay is exclusively for business, commercial negotiations, etc

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. Please ensure your employment information is filled out in the section ‘Other information’ on page 2 of the application.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State addressed to the "Embassy of Egypt, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in Egypt will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. The Egyptian Embassy requires 2 original and signed copies of the application form. Please ensure your employment information is filled out in the section ‘Other information’ on page 2 of the application.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa. he sample format for this letter can be found here.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • The Embassy may require approval for citizens of certain countries. In this case, the processing time may be extended by several weeks.
  • Additional documents for US Government Contractors
    US Government Contractors traveling to Egypt on business will need to provide a letter explaining the purpose of travels provided by the US Department of State
  • The Embassy may require approval for citizens of certain countries. In this case, the processing time may be extended by several weeks.
  • The Embassy may require approval for citizens of certain countries. In this case, the processing time may be extended by several weeks.
  • Additional documents for US Government Contractors
    US Government Contractors traveling to Egypt on business will need to provide a letter explaining the purpose of travels provided by the US Department of State
  • Documents to be provided upon arrival
    Passport valid for at least eight months
    e-Visa printout
    Travel itinerary
    Invitation letter for family visits
    Hotel bookings/details about places to visit.
  • Documents to be provided upon arrival
    Passport valid for at least eight months
    e-Visa printout
    Travel itinerary
    Invitation letter for family visits
    Hotel bookings/details about places to visit.
  • All visitors to Egypt must register with immigration/police within 7 days of arrival to avoid a fine upon departure. Hotels and tour operators will perform the registration. Evidence of registration is a triangular registration stamp in the passport.
  • Additional documents for US Government Contractors
    US Government Contractors traveling to Egypt on business will need to provide a letter explaining the purpose of travels provided by the US Department of State

Egypt Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
30 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
7 business days
Embassy fee:$25.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$84.00
$84.00
Single entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
11 business days
Embassy fee:$25.00
Service fee:$99.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
11 business days
Embassy fee:$30.00
Service fee:$99.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$129.00
$129.00
Single entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
11 business days
Embassy fee:$60.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$269.00
$269.00
Single entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
11 business days
Embassy fee:$60.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$269.00
$269.00
30 days Multiple Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
7 business days
Embassy fee:$60.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$119.00
$119.00
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
11 business days
Embassy fee:$60.00
Service fee:$99.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$159.00
$159.00
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
20 business days
Embassy fee:$0.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$209.00
$209.00
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
11 business days
Embassy fee:$85.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$294.00
$294.00
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
11 business days
Embassy fee:$85.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$294.00
$294.00
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Egypt COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Egypt has opened its airports, while land borders are partially open, and many domestic restrictions are lifted. Fully vaccinated travelers can enter without PCR test.

    Travelers must present QR-coded certificates that they have received their full doses of one of six COVID-19 vaccines approved by Egypt and the WHO at least two weeks before their arrival.

    Those from countries impacted by coronavirus variants will be subject to a rapid test upon arrival, while all non-vaccinated travelers must present a PCR test.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Negative COVID-19 test: All arrivals will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, depending on origin. A proof of health insurance must also be shown.

    Arrivals who have been fully vaccinated may present a vaccination certificate instead of a PCR test.

    Arrivals from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Brazil, and Latin America will be tested upon entry.
    📝Health form: Health screenings will take place upon arrival to Egypt, and all arrivals are required to fill in a health declaration.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and in public transport.
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