How to get visa to travel to egypt
  • Hello we are planning to visit egypt in may 2011 , we are usa residents but me and my husband have bosnian passports and our kids have american . me and my husband also have green cards . do we need visas and where do we get them from? how long does it take
  • you just need visa from airport that is all and do not take time
    and we can also make this serves in Cairo airport
  • thank you very much for your reply. Do you by any chance know if tourists can enter Egypt now after the protests ? tx
  • yes they can enter Egypt .. and No problem in that
  • sir,
    i am female, filipino and work in saudi arabia as nurse.every year my hospital will give as 1 month vacation
    and i want to go egypt on july to see the pyramid of geza
    and have some pictures. is it possible that i can be granted
    a tourist visa, i have to pay my ticket on april 3, otherwise my reservation would be cancelled.
    i am worried cos if i pay my ticket and embassy will not give me visa , my ticket would be not refundable
    and i would lost some money
    hope u can give me some advisement...
  • i am a new member. i signed in to this site because i want to travel egypt
    on july 16. i am nurse, working in riyadh. and i want to know if it is dificult
    to get visa to egypt??do i need a bank statement for visa application.??
  • hi lilian, please advise me your nationality as it is published on your passport. because most nationalities get the entry visa upon arrival to cairo airport while a few must apply to the egyptian embassy in their countries before coming to Egypt.
  • i am filipino
  • hi filipino guest, you have to get the entry visa to Egypt before your arrival. Kindly fill the application form from the Egyptian Embassy in your country
  • what documents besides having a valid US passport do i need in order to obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at Cairo Airport? also, do you know if the airline companies flying into Egypt require a visa prior to check-in/boarding, or do they follow consulate guidelines/regulations about obtaining a visa at Egypt and not needing to have one before travel?
  • to chan holding US passport, you will obtain the entry visa to Egypt once you arrive to Cairo Airport.
  • Hi I'm from the UK but my husband is Tunisian resident of the UK, we would like to holiday in Egypt next year but a struggling to find advice about visas. Can you advise?
  • hi josie jo, it is preferrable for your husband to get the entry visa to Egypt before his arrival. he has to go the Egyptian Embassy in UK, Apply for the visa and get it before arrival.
  • I am an Ecuadorian citizen and living in Saudi Arabia. I would like to know if I need to apply for a tourist visa for a planned diving trip of 4 days in Egypt or if I can get the visa upon arrival. Many thanks for your help.
  • Hi there,

    We are a group of Brazilian citizens excitted about the posibility of visint Egypt in October, since we will be on a trip before we would like to know if its possible for brazilians to a get a tourist visa on Cairo airport? We intent to stay for 10 days also would like to visit Sharm El-Shaik. Any information is much appreciated! Thank you! Shoukran
  • Hello Maria, AS you are holding ecuadorian passport so, you don't need to apply for the visa in Saudi Arabia. u will buy it upon your arrival in cairo airport for 15.00 USD
  • hello habiba, concerning the entry visa to Egypt. As you are holding brazilian passports, so you will get the entry visa once you arrive to Cairo Airport for 15.00 USD Per Person.

    I offer you a private guided tour in Egypt for two weeks including visiting Cairo, Nile Cruise and some days relaxing in Sharm el Sheikh. I hope it meets your Satisfaction. Please reply with your comment. & I'll be more than willing to Answer all your Questions, or to apply any modifications you prefer.

    Day 01: Arrival Day in Cairo
    -Upon Arrival To Cairo International Airport, Our Representative Will Be There Holding Sign (Franciene), So please take care.
    -Private Transfer By A/C van to your 4*Hotel & Check In. (Oasis hotel or similar 4* hotels depending on your reservation time).
    Do You Like To Stay At The Pyramids Area Or In Down Town ???



    Day 02: Day Tour in Cairo (Memphis, Saqqara , Giza Pyramids & The Papyrus Institute)
    -Enjoy an open buffet breakfast.
    -At 08.00 AM, Private Transfer By A/C van to Memphis.
    -With your Personal Egyptologist SPANISH Speaking Guide ,Visit Memphis where you see the Statue of king Ramses II & The alabaster Sphinx.
    -Then Continue With Your Personal Guide To Saqqara.
    -Your First Stop Will Be Towards The Funerary Complex of King Djoser, The Founder Of The Third Dynasty Including His Famous Step Pyramid.
    -Lunch Included (Vegetarian If Needed).
    -Continue to Giza Plateau To Visit Pyramids of The 4th Dynasty's Kings ,(Cheops, Chephren , Mycerinus ) & Their Guardian Sphinx Considered as One Of The Seven Wonders Of The World That Survive Till Today
    -For More Fun , You Have The Chance For Short Safari In The Desert For Camel Riding.
    -Enjoy a panoramic view of the great pyramids from the top of Giza Plateau.
    -Free time in the desert to feel the majesty of the Pharaohs & to take some memorial photos in the ancient site of one of the seven famous ancient wonders of the World. Don't forget your camera...
    -Visit The Papyrus Institute To Have Idea about How The Ancient Egyptians Produced The Paper Through Manufacturing The Papyrus Plants.
    -Free time.
    -(Optional) The Famous Sound &Light Laser Show . It Shows The Daily Life Of The Ancient Egyptians In Spectacular Scenes . The Performance Is Held In Many Languages.
    " This Evening May Be An Ideal Opportunity To See The Pyramids At Night During The Famous Sound &Light Laser Show."
    -Back to your hotel & Overnight.


    Day 03: Day tour in Cairo (The Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo & Khan el Khalili)
    -Enjoy an open buffet breakfast.
    -At 08.00 AM, Private transfer to Down Town.
    -With your Personal Egyptologist SPANISH Speaking Guide, Start your Visit With The Egyptian Antiquities Museum . Your Visit to The Egyptian Museum Will Let You Identify All The History of Egypt Of Different Periods Through The Influence of The Art .Extra Fee For Visiting The Antiquities Museum Mummies Section.
    -Lunch Included (Vegetarian If Needed).
    -Continue to Old Cairo Which Contains The Hanging Church Built On The Remains Of The Babylon Fortress , Aby-Serge Church Built in the Basilica style above the cave in which the Holy Family took refuge, Ben Ezra Synagogue , Mosque Of Amr Ibn Aass.
    " When You Visit Cairo,You Will See That It Is The Point Place for All Religions & Civilizations."

    -Finally, Visit Saladin Citadel , Bane Of The Crusaders . This Fortress Built In 1167 AD, Houses Important Monuments Including Alabaster Mosque Of Mohamed Ali Pasha.
    -The Khan El Khalili Bazaars for an exotic Shopping experience. It is one of the oldest Markets from the Fatimid period.
    -Free Time.
    -Private transfer by A/C Van to Giza Station escorted by our representative.
    -At 20.00 PM, First class, double cabin sleeper train. (Giza / Aswan) 12 hours.
    -Dinner. train.
    If you would like to travel by internal flight, with pleasure.


    Day 04: Nile Cruise 01
    -Breakfast. train.
    -At 08.15 AM, Meet & Assist by our representative upon your arrival in Aswan Train Station.
    -Private transfer to your 5* Nile Cruise. (M/S Regina Nile Cruise or similar 5* cruises depending on your reservation time).
    -Embarkation before Lunch.
    Full Board Nile Cruise including Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast.
    -Visit The High Dam & The Unfinished Obelisk.
    -The High Dam Is Located Near Aswan. The World Famous High Dam Was an Engineering Miracle Built In 1960s. It Has Economic Advantages In The Fields Of Agriculture, Industry, Electric Power Generation, Fish Wealth Development and Protection Against Floods and Draught.
    -The Unfinished Obelisk & the Quarries of Aswan.
    -(Optional) Visit the Nubian Village By Motor Boat. You are going to discover the simple and natural life of the very kind and hospitable Nubian people. It Contains Nubian Houses Which About 500 Meters Square With Nice Brightened Colors, Meet The Original Nubian People, Go Into Their Houses, Watch People Drawing Tattoo ( Or Even Have One Done For Yourself), Watch The Crocodiles (You Might Love To Touch Them ) ..
    It's A Nice Live Experience That You Shouldn't Miss Especially In A Place Where The Chances Of Returning Are Slim..


    Day 05: Nile Cruise 02
    -Early Sail to Kom Ombo.
    -Visit The Temple Of Kom Ombo (Shared By god Sobek & god Hareoris).
    This Temple Is Unique Because It Is Dedicated To The Two gods , god SobekTaking The Shape Of A Crocodile And god Hareoris and Also It Has Two Entrances , Two Courtyards With Two Sanctuaries In One Structure .In Front Of This Temple In Ancient Times , There Was a Lake For Crocodiles . On One Wall of This Temple is Depicted Some Medical Instruments For Surjery.
    -Sail to Edfu.
    -Visit The Temple Of Horus In Edfu
    -Edfu Temple Is Dedicated To god Horus . On The Roof Of This Temple , There Is a Chapel For Celebrating The New Year Festival.The Most Important Scene In This Temple Is To Be Seen On The Walls Of The Open Courtyard, Which Depict The Arrival Of goddess Hathor On Her Sacred Barque To Visit Her Husband god Horus Of Behdet and Also Her Return
    -Sail To Esna.
    -Cross The Lock.
    -Sail to Luxor & Overnight.


    Day 06: Nile Cruise 03
    -(Optional) Hot Air Ballon. Don't miss the chance of seeing the temples during the Sunrise.
    -Cross To The West Bank Of The Nile Where You Visit The Temples and Necropolises Built To Commorate The Dead.
    -The Valley Of The Kings. You have the chance to visit 03 Royal tombs with extra fees for visiting Tutankhamon tomb.
    -Mortuary Temple Of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir El Bahari).
    -Gigantic Colossi Of Memnon (Remains Of Amunhotep III Temple).
    -(Optional) The Sound & Light Show in Karnak. This excellent show gives you the chance to see Karnak Temple lit up at night. The show begins at the entrance with a guided tour through the ghostly hypostyle halls, leading to tiers of seats overlooking the Sacred Lake where lights pick out pillars and status as the show tells the millennia-long history of Thebes.
    -Overnight in Luxor.


    Day 07: Optional Excursion to the East Bank of Luxor / Sharm el Sheikh 01
    -Disembarkation after Breakfast.
    -(Optional) With your personal SPANISH Speaking guide, Enjoy an Excursion To Luxor Temple To See Its Courtyard &The Granite Statues Of Ramses II. Proceed To Karnak Which Is a Series Of Temples Built In Different Ages. Starting By The Avenue Of Ram-Headed Sphinxes, Visit The Unfinished Pylon , The Hypostyle Hall With Its 134 Gigantic Columns ,Temple Of Amun Adorned With Lotus & Papyrus Designs.
    -Continue by A/C Van to Luxor Airport escorted by our representative.
    -The flight to Sharm el Sheikh.
    -Meet and Assist by our representative upon your arrival.
    -Private transfer by A/C Van to your 4*hotel in Sharm el Sheikh, check in. (Tropicana Grand Azur hotel or similar 4*hotels depending on your reservation time).
    -Dinner. hotel and Overnight.


    Day 08: Sharm el Sheikh 02
    -Enjoy an Open Buffet Breakfast.
    -(Optional) Overday Snorkililing at Ras Mohammed.
    Morning at 07:00 AM, one of our representative will pick you up from your hotel to Ras Mohammed & from there take boat to explore the area & pack at 16:00 PM.The first and most famous of all national parks in the Red Sea, Ras Mohammed is a paradise both on land and by sea. In the first case, you will be taken to one of the idyllic beaches where you will be able to swim and snorkel by fascinating coral reefs. By sea, the boat will take you to some quiet bay to enjoy swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear waters.
    -Dinner. hotel and Overnight.


    Day 09: Sharm el Sheikh 03
    -Enjoy an Open Buffet Breakfast.
    -(Optional) Quad Runner in Sharm el Sheikh.
    -Pick up from your hotel & Drive to the quads station (around 15 minutes by car), get some information how to use the quad, safety and security matters and then start you adventure right into the desert. Ride for 1 hour a motorbike alone or with a friend in a row behind the tour escort through sands of Sinai desert, watch unforgettable sunrise or sunset, listen to the echo of your voice and voices your group. Have rest in Bedouin tent for the Bedouin tea and drive back to the Quads station.At the end of the tour we will drive you back to your hotel.
    -Dinner. hotel and Overnight.


    Day 10: Sharm el Sheikh 04
    -Enjoy an Open Buffet Breakfast.
    -(Optional) Colored Canyon : 06.30 A.M - 18.30.
    Jeep Safari Ride, A Trip Of 02 Hours Driving Till You Reach The Colored Canyon, Then You Shall Leave The Jeep And Start Canyon For 02 Hours & Half, Later You Shall Meet The Jeep Again & Then Drive to Nuweiba For Lunch.
    After Lunch Driving Back To Sharm Passing By One Oasis In Order To Have An Idea About The Bedouin Lifestyle.
    -Dinner. hotel and Overnight.


    Day 11: Sharm el Sheikh 05 / Cairo
    -Enjoy an Open Buffet Breakfast.
    -Free time at leisure.
    -Private transfer by A/C Van to Sharm el Sheikh Airport escorted by our representative.
    -The flight to Cairo.
    -Meet and Assist by our representative upon your arrival in Cairo airport.
    -Private transfer by A/C Van to your 4* hotel in Cairo, check in.


    Day 12: Departure Day
    -Enjoy an open buffet breakfast.
    -Check out your hotel at 13.00 PM As hotels policy.
    -Private transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.
  • we are south africans. can we get a tourist visa on arrival at cairo airport?
  • sure you can and it cost 15 USD
  • Hi,

    i am an indian citizen came to dubai on tourist visa(my husband has dubai residence visa) last month and plan to visit Ezypt in this week. Could anyone help by giving the info like

    1) Do we ( me and my husband) need to apply priorly for the entry/visit/tourist visa in order to get into Egypt?

    2) Can we buy/get the entry visas directly at the cairo airport? if so, how many days can we stay with that?

    Please updte me asap.. Thanks in Advance!
  • Hi there

    Can anyone advise me please as im travelling to Egypt from the uk and want to know can i buy a visa at Cario airport and enter the country the same day?
  • hi! i am Filipina, from the Philippines... my friend in egypt were invite me to go there in their country and have some tour there... i would like to know is...what would i do to get visa in Egypt? is there any show money or bank statements ?or any supporting papers? and how much should i pay in applying fo visa in Egypt? i want to know please... Thank You so much....
  • hi-- I am a US Citizen with a US Passport. I will be coming to Cairo from Nairobi. May I still get a 30 day visa upon arrival at 7:00am or does it matter from where I am coming? Thanks.
  • i am a Filipino who s married to an Egyptian man,,,
    i am planning to migrate in Egypt,
    so what are the procedure that i will do and the requirements?
  • Hi,

    Planing on going to Cairo and other parts the end of the month(27/10 - 6/11).. where do i get a Visa? is it advisable to get one before i go or at the Cairo airport. i am traveling with a south african passport.

  • Hi there, we are travelling to egypt from the uk but i hold slovakian passport and my partner uk passport. Do we need visa before entering egypt or is it fine to ask for visa on airport in Egypt?

    Thank you
  • hi guys, i really hope you can advise me.. i am a british born afghani/pakistani and i am visiting cairo on the 13/11/2011 with my best friend.. we will be staying in cairo for 11 days for sight seeing and a friends wedding.. i have been soooo rushed off my feet as everything was just last min and forgot to apply for a visa!! can i obtain a visa from the cairo airport?? i have been told ever since the revolution the regulations have changed.. i really hope this is not the case as i have paid for my ticket and accomadations!!! i would appreciate any advice you could give me.. thankyou
  • I am U.S. Citizen Male and will be traveling with a female Philippine citizen what is required for both of us to enter to egypt to go to sharm el sheikh and cairo. Please advise me what to do.
  • Hi I am an Australian and am currently living in England on a two year visa. Will I need to apply for a Egyptian visa before entering the country or can I do it on arrival? Also I am flying into Amman in Jordan - will that be a different process?

  • Kk No problem , you can get The visa upon arrival from Cairo airport if you need any help don't hesitate to contact me
  • Merc For the USA No problem but she must take a visa from her country before she arrive Egypt
  • I hold an American passport but will be traveling to Cairo from Pakistan via Jeddah. Do I need to get a visa ahead of time or can I get a visa upon arrival? In other words, does it matter where I am coming from so long as I have an American passport?
  • I hope someone will respond to my query soon. Also, I have just been informed by the Egyptian consulate in Pakistan that the rules have changed and even American passport holders must have visas prior to travel from Pakistan... Do you know any information about this?
  • Am a Kenyan citizen due to visit Egypt in January. Can i get a visa at the airport in Cairo. Am asking because early this year when i was due to board the plane for Egypt, i was denied entry until my passport had a visa stamp for Egypt.
  • Hello i am from maldives and holding a Maldivian passport planing a trip to cairo and sharm for 10 days for vacation do i need a visa before i go to egypt or i can get on arrival visa
    kindest regards
  • Hello i am from maldives and holding a Maldivian passport planing a trip to cairo and sharm for 10 days for vacation do i need a visa before i go to egypt or i can get on arrival visa
    kindest regards
  • hello habeeb, you will get the entry visa upon your arrival in cairo airport
  • I am a U.K passport holder, how do I get visa when traveling to Egypt for a holiday. Can I obtain one on entry at the airport.
    Thank You.
  • Hello

    My nationality is Pakistani and i hold a pakistani passport. I have US visa multiple 5 years. I am a resident of Saudi Arabia and working in Riyadh. I am planning to go to Egypt Sharm El Shiekh. Can you tell me what is the Procedure & Requirments in order to obtain a Egyptian Visit Visa. I will be landing in Sharm El Sheikh.

    Regards Kh Hassan
  • Hi,

    Please can somebody advise?
    My partner and I (both UK citizens) are going to Egypt.
    It says on the Embassy website that if we go to Taba (among other popular destinations) for 14 days, we don't need a visa. However, we are going for 14 nights, which is 15 days. We would also like to go and see the pyramids, so in light of this am I right in thinking that we need a visa?

    Does anybody know if we can obtain the visa when we land in Taba or do we have to get it in the UK? Would anyone know the costs of the visa please?

    Many thanks!
  • Hello in planing on traveling to egypt for the frist time to vist my fiance for around 20 days. Im a US citizen I was wondering do I need to to get my visa here befor going or can I get it there once i arrive?

    Thanks for the help
  • i am a Filipino with a UAE residence visa. Can i get visa upon arrival in egypt?
  • Hi! I'm a Philippine passport holder, married to an Egyptian and have an Egyptian daughter. I used to get my Egyptian visa from Egypt Embassy here in Riyadh for my past travels. We are scheduled to go to Egypt for a vacation this weekend, unfortunately, we just found out that the embassy is close for about 1 week due to counting of "presidential votes".....Can i take my visa upon arrival in Alexandria airport? Any reply will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance..
  • Hello

    My nationality is Indian and i hold a Indian passport. I am a resident of Saudi Arabia and working in Riyadh. I am planning to go to Egypt, visit Cairo,Sharm El Shiekh and other site seeing places. Can you tell me what is the Procedure & Requirments in order to obtain a Egyptian Visit Visa. Also if you can advise the local tour operator with their details on one week tour to see Egypt.

    Mukesh Mistry (
  • hi..i'm a filipina and i got married in dubai an egyptian nationality. We want to have vacation in their place in egypt. Do i need to apply a visa prior to travel or just apply on the arrival in egypt? Pls do help me....thanks a lot abd best regards..
  • I Have a question and need to answer. Am a filipino working here in Saudi Arabia am planning to visit Egypt for one week holiday before i go back to the Philippines. My question is where i can get my Entry Visa in Cairo Airport ?
  • hi khaf ja boy, u have to go to the egyptian ambassy in saudi arabia, apply for the visa and then u can visit egypt after u get it
  • Hey there , I'm from Ghana and have a flight going to egypt tommorow morning, I have a Ghanian passport but I have a Dutch Residency Card, I'm only coming to egypt to visit my girlfriend who is dutch and is also working there for 7 weeks . I am staying for 2 weeks can I somehow get a Visa upon Arrival?
  • Hello! I am a Brazilian passport holder and would like to know if it is possible to get a visa at Cairo airport or if I need to get it beforehand. Please it is really urgent, as I am leaving to Egypt next week on Monday! :-) Thank you!
  • @ roseli
    For Brazilian Passport Holders, it's 30 days visa issued on arrival for $15
    Welcome to Egypt
  • hi i'am from Maldives and i have to go to Egypt Cairo as soon as possible for my medical but my passport is not done yet cna i travel without a passport or is there any way i can travel without a passsport?

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