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Egypt Passport & Visa Requirements

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Entry requirements for Americans

US citizens must have a passport valid for six months beyond the period of intended stay in Egypt. A visa is required, except for wives of Egyptian nationals (holding proof thereof). Visas can be obtained on arrival, for a maximum stay of 30 days, and for a fee of USD 15. Visas are not required for tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheik (SSH), Saint Catherine (SKV) or Taba (TCP) airports, and staying in the Sinai resort area only for up to 15 days.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

British citizens must have a passport valid for six months beyond the period of intended stay in Egypt. A visa is required, except for wives of Egyptian nationals (holding proof thereof). Visas can be obtained on arrival, for a maximum stay of 30 days, and for a fee of USD 15. Visas are not required for tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheik (SSH), Saint Catherine (SKV) or Taba (TCP) airports, and staying in the Sinai resort area for up to 15 days.

Entry requirements for Canada

Canadian citizens must have a passport valid for six months beyond the period of intended stay in Egypt. A visa is required, except for wives of Egyptian nationals (holding proof thereof). Visas can be obtained on arrival, for a maximum stay of 30 days, and for a fee of USD 15. Visas are not required for tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheik (SSH), Saint Catherine (SKV) or Taba (TCP) airports, and staying in the Sinai resort area for up to 15 days.

Entry requirements for Australians

Australian citizens must have a passport valid for six months beyond the period of intended stay in Egypt. A visa is required, except for wives of Egyptian nationals (holding proof thereof). Visas can be obtained on arrival, for a maximum stay of 30 days, and for a fee of USD 15. Visas are not required for tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheik (SSH), Saint Catherine (SKV) or Taba (TCP) airports, and staying in the Sinai resort area for up to 15 days.

Entry requirements for South Africans

South African citizens must have a passport valid for six months beyond the period of intended stay in Egypt. A visa is required.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders

New Zealand citizens must have a passport valid for six months beyond the period of intended stay in Egypt. A visa is required, except for wives of Egyptian nationals (holding proof thereof). Visas can be obtained on arrival, for a maximum stay of 30 days, and for a fee of USD 15. Visas are not required for tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheik (SSH), Saint Catherine (SKV) or Taba (TCP) airports, and staying in the Sinai resort area for up to 15 days.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals

Irish citizens must have a passport valid for six months beyond the period of intended stay in Egypt. A visa is required, except for wives of Egyptian nationals (holding proof thereof). Visas can be obtained on arrival, for a maximum stay of 30 days, and for a fee of USD 15. Visas are not required for tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheik (SSH), Saint Catherine (SKV) or Taba (TCP) airports, and staying in the Sinai resort area for up to 15 days.

Passport/Visa Note

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required to enter Egypt, if arriving within 6 days after leaving or transiting through infected areas. NOTE: Persons without a valid yellow fever certificate, if one is required, will be subject to quarantine. It is highly recommended that your passport has at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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