News report | | 29/10/2018 | ±4 minutes reading time

It will become easier to apply for an Egypt visa. The Egyptian ministry of tourism announced this. The country is working with other countries to make applying for a visa a whole lot easier for some fifty-odd countries.

By making the visa application process easier, Egypt is trying to put itself back on the map. Aside from the changes in the visa system, the country will also be engaging more in promotion and advertising campaigns. By making the application for an Egypt visa a whole lot easier, the country is trying to draw in more tourists.

Egypt is trying to put itself back on the map again

Egypt has been trying to put itself back on the map, and to this end has come with a number of new measures. Among other things, Egypt wants to emphasize the close connection its inhabitants have with culture, the arts and sports. Some of the countries where Egypt will launch its promotion campaigns are: France, Germany, England and Italy. Together with India, Russia and China, these countries are part of more than ten countries that will be included in the experiment.

Applying for a visa is already fairly easy. The campaigns are primarily meant to draw travellers to Egypt to give them insight in the historical, cultural and artistic sides of the country. Furthermore, the country is supposedly organising events and festival with internationally famous figures. The promotion is also happening on social media.

Easier Egypt visa application

To boost tourism in Egypt, the country will start doing more to make applying for an Egypt visa easier. Part of this is by making the application forms simpler.

To apply for an Egypt visa, you can use a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa. With a single entry visa the traveller can only travel into the country once. With a multiple entry visa, you can travel in and out of the country an unlimited number of times during the validity period of the visa.

In the United Kingdom, it’s been possible to apply for an Egypt visa for a while. The Egypt visa gives you the right to stay in Egypt for up to 30 days, and is valid for three months.

Egypt visa application easy for British travellers

Applying for an Egypt visa is mandatory for British travellers, but thankfully it’s also very easy. An application takes about five minutes. After approval, the Egypt e-visa is sent by e-mail. Next, the traveller can print it and take it along on their trip. It is a good idea to keep the Egypt visa with the passport.

Anyone travelling to Egypt needs to possess their own visa. That’s why it is important to apply for your visa before departure. This doesn’t just apply to adults, but also to any children travelling along. They each must possess their own passport and visa. It is therefore not permitted to include children in the passports of their parents.

There are different types of visas for Egypt. There is a variant that is specially meant for holidays, one for business trips, a work visa or an emigration visa. Travellers that need an Egypt visa for their holiday can apply for one through our website. For all the other travel purposes, a trip must be made to the Egyptian embassy.

When applying for the Egypt visa, the traveller must possess a passport that is valid for at least 8 more months after arrival in Egypt. An emergency passport or residence document is not enough. A visa is approved faster is a letter of invitation can be provided from family or friends in Egypt.

Set up a simple travel schedule. In this schedule, you need to list all the booked flights and hotels. Print the visas and travel schedule and keep it with the passport in the hand luggage. If you are travelling with a group, you need to submit a group application.

Applying for an Egypt visa can be done 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fill in the application form to do this. Keep the passport information and hotel information at hand. If you’ve been to Egypt before, you also need to provide the dates of arrival and departure at that time. In a group application, everyone needs to be placed on the same application.

With a single entry visa, you can enter the country once, with the multiple entry you can enter and leave Egypt several times. The single entry visa costs £44.95 per person, while the multiple entry visum costs £79.90 per person. Paying can be easily done through Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal. It is possible to apply for the visa even before the flight ticket has been booked. Make sure you have an overnight stay ready, though.

Apply for Egypt visa

Urgent application Egypt visa

In urgent need of an Egypt visa? Check the box ‘urgent delivery’ in the application form. We recommend applying for a visa at least seven days before departure. Too late? With an urgent application, a visa is generally issued within two to five workdays.

Take note: this news article about the visa for Egypt is more than one year old. It might contain outdated information and advice, and no rights can therefore be derived from this article. Are you going on a trip soon and do you wish to do know what rules currently apply? Read all about the up-to-date information about the visa for Egypt.