Egypt Visas

Egypt Visas

Do you need a visa to visit Egypt? Find your nearest Egyptian Embassy.

Our Egypt Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Egypt’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Egypt.

Who needs a visa to visit Egypt?

People from the following Countries require a visa when visiting Egypt:

  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

For more information on visas to Egypt, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Egypt

There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to Egypt. To enter Egypt, it is no longer essential to submit a passenger location form, proof of immunisation, or a negative PCR test. You must be in possession of all required travel documentation upon arrival in Egypt. Additionally, it is essential to obtain your visa before departing the airport.

Eligibility to apply for a Egypt visa

The criteria to apply for an Egypt visa is simple and straight forward. Providing you follow the criteria  and bring all relevant documentation with you to the airport, you should have no problem obtaining a visa for Egypt. The criteria is listed below.

Passport. You must provide your actual signed passport, including two copies of the personal information page of your passport.


Visa Central Order Form.

Visa Application Form.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

Visa Upon Arrival.

Processing time for Egyptian visas

It is suggested that travellers complete and submit their Egypt visa application online at least one week prior to departure.

Although the typical processing period for an Egypt visa is five business days, delays are possible on occasion. This could be due to an abnormally high amount of applications or to inaccuracies or discrepancies in the applicant’s information.

It is crucial to exercise extreme caution when completing the online form. Before submitting the e-Visa application, it is important to double-check all the details entered.

Appointment waiting times

Visa appointment wait periods can vary from situation to situation. The seasonal volume of work and number of waiting applicants also affect the projected duration of the wait. However, the bulk of wait periods range from 60 to 120 days, or even more. This depends on the specifics of your application. It is recommended that you apply for your visa as far in advance of your trip as feasible.

Who can visit Egypt without a visa?

Egypt’s international airports offer visas on arrival to the majority of nationalities. You can apply for your visa online seven days in advance using the Egyptian Government’s official e-Visa webpage if you prefer to skip the airport lines and jump straight into sightseeing. Simply complete the online application form and make payment. Bahrain, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Macau, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates nationals can enter Egypt without a visa for up to 90 days. Malaysian citizens are permitted entry for up to 14 days.

Some nationalities must travel to their local embassy or consulate to apply in person for an Egyptian visa.

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Egyptian visa types

There are two types of visas available in Egypt. A single entry visa is valid for six months and enables a maximum stay of 30 days in Egypt. A visa with several entries permits a total stay of 90 days and is valid for six months. Additionally, it enables several visits to Egypt. It is important to ensure you have the correct visa before travelling.

What to do if your Egyptian visa is refused?

You may reapply for a visa at any time following your initial denial. However, it is not suggested that you resubmit the same application without further information, since this may result in another denial and may lead to an entry ban. If your visa application was denied, you should not reapply with the identical information, as this could also be denied.

People also asked...

This visa, as its name suggests, is issued upon arrival in Egypt. After waiting in line at the immigration office, you must then proceed to the visa-on-arrival window after landing. There, you will be required to pay USD $25.00 and handed a visa sticker to affix to your passport.

Is the tourist visa for Egypt extendable? Yes, the tourist visa for Egypt can be extended for an additional three months. You must apply for a visa extension in person by visiting the relevant Cairo immigration office and submitting your application. Online extension processing is not possible.

There are two ways to obtain an Egyptian tourist visa: online in advance, or at the airport (or land/sea border crossing) upon arrival in Egypt.

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