New Tourist Visa Regulations for Egypt
Through continued efforts by the Egyptian government, new regulations have been launched to encourage more tourists of different nationalities to get the visa to visit Egypt and enjoy its distinguished tourist destinations.
The online e-visa portal supports 8 languages, answers several tourist inquiries while providing a secure electronic payment, and issued visas within 24 hours.
An additional 28 countries have been added to an already existing list of 46 nationalities who are able to obtain a tourist visa electronically and also upon arrival at any of the Egypt’s ports, making the total number 74 nationalities.
Tourists who have a valid visa from Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, the USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand or Canada can obtain a tourism visa upon arrival to Egypt.
For more information about the 74 nationalities and to apply for an e-visa, visit this link: https://www.visa2egypt.gov.eg/
Covid Vaccination certificate allows visitors to enter Egypt without PCR test
Passengers arriving in Egypt should present their vaccine certification proving that they are fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before traveling. Therefore, 14 days should have passed from the second dose of the vaccine (a 2-dose series).
As for the vaccine “Johnson and Johnson”; passengers can travel after the first dose. The vaccine certificate should be legally authorized by the passengers’ governments and having a QR code. This certification should be presented in the way how it was issued; in a good condition, not being torn, or cut, and without any added hand editing on it.
The passengers arriving from the counties that are affected by the variants of the Virus from the following countries will have additional procedures besides showing the Vaccination certification. These countries include India, Siri-Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brazil, Greece, and Latin America. The passengers, in this case, have to do the test “ID NOW COVID 19”at the airport. If they tested positive; a PCR test should be made, and the passenger should be isolated in a hospital.
As for the countries that are not affected by the variants of the virus from all the previously mentioned countries will only have to show their Vaccination certificate.
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities-Egypt