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PLEASE NOTE: Egypt re-opened to tourists on 1st July 2020.
The Egypt e-Visa is an official electronic document that allows nationals of 70 countries to enter Egypt for tourism or business purposes. The eVisa is valid for a 90 days after its issue date and it allows visitors to spend up to 30 days in total in the country. Egypt e-Visas are issued for single or multiple entries. In addition to the Egypt eVisa, you can also add the Egypt Declaration Form while completing the application form. Please note that the Declaration Form is a mandatory document to enter the country. If you’re ready to get started on your journey to Egypt, apply for the Egypt e-Visa now.
WHO CAN ENTER EGYPT WITH THIS DOCUMENT
Nationalities allowed to enter Egypt with the e-Visa include passport holders from Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela.
The Egypt e-Visa is not required for visitors from the US, the EU, or the UK who are traveling to (and remaining in) Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba or Taba, provided their visit doesn't exceed 15 days. Israeli passport holders can also enter visa-free via Taba provided their visit doesn't exceed 15 days.
OBTAIN THE EGYPT EVISA
To apply for this travel document, you are required to provide personal information and details about your intended stay in Egypt. You will also need a confirmed flight ticket before submitting the form. If you are traveling with your children, they do not need a separate application. Instead, parents can apply for their children in conjunction with their own application. Visit the application page to obtain the e-Visa and the Health Declaration add-on. Check the testing FAQ below to learn more about entry requirements.
DISPLAY THE DOCUMENT
When you apply with iVisa.com, we’ll email you the eVisa before your trip. You should print and carry at least one copy of the visa at all times while traveling. You will need to show the printed e-Visa to immigration officers at the airport.
If you add the Egypt Declaration Form to your application, we will forward it to you by email separately.
ABOUT COVID-19 SELF-TESTING
Don't waste vacation time searching for a COVID-19 test center. Even if you don't need to take a test to enter Egypt, you will need a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the US. Simplify testing by ordering the eMed self-testing COVID-19 kit online. Pack the test in your suitcase and self-test no more than 3 days prior to your flight back to the US. Check the FAQs to learn more about our trusted testing partner.
Required Documents to Apply
Passport Personal Details Scan
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Egypt e-Visas are issued for a Single Entry or Multiple Entry to people whose nationalities require visas to enter the country.
Your Egypt e-Visa is valid for 90 days after issued. The maximum stay in Egypt is 30 days in Total.
Children apply for a visa via their parents' online account.
A visa is required prior to entry into the Arab Republic of Egypt.
If you exceed the duration stay on the e-Visa without holding a residency permit, you may be required to pay fines, be deported, or otherwise forbidden from future travel to Egypt.
The Egypt e-Visa is not required for visitors from the US, the EU, or the UK who are traveling to (and remaining in) Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba, and Taba. So long as their trip stays under 15 days they can travel visa-free.
Applicants must hold an ordinary passport valid for at least six months beyond their date of arrival in Egypt.
It is recommended that you have at least one blank page in your passport for an entry/exit stamp.
After the application has been submitted and approved, the traveler needs to print and carry at least one copy of the visa.
You will need to present your printed e-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
To enter the country, all unvaccinated travelers aged 7 years and older, including Egyptians, must show a printed negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate from an accredited lab in English or Arabic taken within 72 hours before departure.
All PCR test results and vaccination certificates must have a QR code to be considered valid.
Unvaccinated passengers traveling from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela, London Heathrow, Paris, Rome and Frankfurt will be allowed to submit a test certificate a maximum of 96 hours before the flight time due to the long travel and transit periods from these airports.
Unvaccinated passengers traveling from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela or Vietnam must undergo PCR testing on arrival.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter Egypt?
No, you don't. As of today, COVID vaccination passports or certificates are not a mandatory to enter Egypt. Now if you are a Covid vaccine certificate holder, you won't need to present a negative PCR test nor to follow a quarantine.
Accepted vaccines are AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. You are considered vaccinated if all doses of a vaccine against SARS-Cov-2 have been administered for at least two weeks before traveling.
Please note: the PCR test and the vaccination certificate must contain a QR code.
Do I need to take a PCR COVID-19 Test before traveling to Egypt?
- COVID test prior to arrival: Unvaccinated travelers need a negative PCR test result with QR code taken within 72 hours
- COVID test exemptions: Fully vaccinated travelers and children under 7
Category 1: Unvaccinated travelers from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela, London Heathrow, Paris, Rome and Frankfurt
- Category 1 test requirements: PCR with QR code within 96 hours
Category 2: Unvaccinated travelers from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela or Vietnam
- Category 2 test requirements: Additional PCR test on arrival
Why buy a COVID-19 self-testing kit? (US residents only)
The eMed self-test COVID-19 kit includes 6 rapid antigen tests that meet American airline entry requirements- perfect for travelers on round-trip journeys from the US!
Order your test kit before your trip and it will be delivered to your home address for easy testing, anywhere, anytime. The Certified Guide will help you get results in 15 minutes on the NAVICA app. Get the eMed self-test COVID-19 kit for $150- that’s only $25 per test.
Is there a quarantine requirement on arrival in Egypt?
Quarantine requirements: There are no quarantine requirements provided the traveler has proof of vaccination with a QR code or a negative test result with a QR code.
To start your journey to Egypt, fill out the application with iVisa.com.
What is an Egypt e-Visa?
What does an Egypt Visa Online Cost?
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
Get started on your Egypt eVisa application now.
How long is an Egypt e-Visa valid for?
How long should the validity of my passport be in order to apply for the Egypt e-Visa?
What are the specifications for printing the e-Visa?
Yellow fever vaccination requirements to travel to Egypt
What countries are eligible for an Egypt e-Visa?
Citizens from the following countries are eligible for an e-Visa:
- Hong Kong
- Korea (South)
- New Zealand
- Russian Federation
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)
- United States of America
Get started on your application for the Egypt eVisa today.
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.
I am traveling with children, do I need to create an account for them to apply?
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 or more 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. Apply here for the eVisa.
What documents should I provide upon my arrival at Egypt?
You must present the following documents upon your arrival in Egypt:
- Passport valid for at least six months after the arrival date.
- e-Visa printout.
- Vaccination certificate with a QR code or a negative COVID-19 test result with a QR code.
- 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.
Start your journey to Egypt by applying for the eVisa.
How far in advance should I apply for the Egypt e-Visa?
What do I need to apply for both the Egypt eVisa and the Egypt Declaration Form?
- Passport with at least 6 months of validity.
- Scanned copy of your passport’s information page.
- Vaccination certificate with a QR code or a negative COVID-19 test result with a QR code.
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 absolutely 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. 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 the food. 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 any, and it is most likely that you will find a nozzle that can help you wash. That is why your own 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. 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 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 are 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 visiting a mosque 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.
Your journey to Egypt starts by applying here.
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