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Cairo Visa and Passport Requirements

Because a large part of Egypt’s economy is dependent on tourism, the country is quite lenient in its visa policy, especially for tourists. For entry, one needs a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of issue of visa. There are three types of Egyptian visas namely 

Tourist Visa – Usually valid maximum 3 months and granted on either a single or multiple entry basis
Entry Visa – For non-nationals visiting Egypt for reasons apart from tourism, example work, study etc.
Transit Visa – Needed for those only passing through the country, and not staying there.
Nationals of the following countries can get a visa on arrival for 3 months: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, South Korea, and Guinea among others. While citizens of Kuwait can obtain 6-month Residence Permit upon arrival.

Citizens of Georgia, Norway, Japan, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Macedonia, New Zealand, Serbia, and Ukraine among others can obtain visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry.

Fortunately, visas are sold at a row of bank booths in every arrivals terminal of Cairo International Airport as well as Burg al-Arab Airport in Alexandria. It should cost you no more than 92 UAE Dirhams. The procedure is typically speedy, with minimum questions, but the lines might be long if several flights have arrived at once. 

Currently, passport holders of the following countries are required to have a visa before arriving, which can be applied for through an Egyptian consulate or Egyptian embassy:

Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Morocco, Turkey, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Israel, Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Kirghizstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Thailand, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan,  Uzbekistan, Vietnam and all African countries (except the ones mentioned above). Malaysian citizens intending to stay in Egypt for more than 15 days will also require a visa. 

For further information on Egyptian online visa application form, please contact the nearest Egyptian Embassy, or visit your country’s Embassy of Egypt website.
Because a large part of Egypt’s economy is dependent on tourism, the country is quite lenient in its visa policy, especially for tourists. For entry, one needs a passport that is valid for at lea...

How to Reach Cairo

By Air

One of the best and most convenient ways to reach Cairo is to book flight tickets to Cairo and arrive at Cairo International Airport which is the second biggest airport in Africa after OR Tambo international Airport in Johannesburg. 
The airport is situated in towards the northeast of Cairo city, at a distance of 15 kilometres. Cairo International Airport is very well-connected with the rest of the world. International flight tickets to Cairo are widely available from all over the world. We will, however, recommend that you book your tickets early, so as to avail cheap flights to Cairo. 
Cairo is well-connected by other major international airlines such as Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, KLM, and many more. Air tickets are widely available from Cairo to all the major cities of Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. 
Cairo International Airport offers cheap flights to domestic and regional hubs like Luxor, Alexandria, Algiers, Casablanca, Marrakesh, Dubai, Jeddah, etc. Best flight deals to and from Cairo are available with all the major international airports and regional hubs like Dubai, Sharjah, Jeddah, and more. Also, have a look online, where you can search for cheap international air tickets to the Cairo. 


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