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Egypt Tourist Visa
Passport Issuing Country
Country of Residence
Visa On Arrival
Single Entry: 2100 INR, Multiple Entry: 4800 INR
Single Entry: 90 Days, Multiple Entry: 90 Days
Documents Required for Egypt Visa
- Original Passport having at least 6 months validity
- Duly filled Visa form
- Photocopy of the information (first and last) pages of the passport showing the details of the applicant
- 2 Passport size coloured photographs with white background covering 60% of the face size
- Cover/Request letter from the applicants specifying the purpose of visit. The letter should also have the passport details of the applicant
- Confirmed return ticket (complete route)
- Complete tour program/itinerary with all contact details of the travel agent on the letterhead. The document should have an authorised signature & stamp by the agent
- Confirmed Hotel booking/Accommodation Voucher
- Applicant’s last 6 months personal bank statement with original signature and Bank stamp
Eligibility Criteria for Egypt Visa
- As per the Egyptian Government requirements, all the travellers to the Arab Republic of Egypt must be in possession of negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate (RT PCR)issued by one of the labs authorised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
- It is mandatory to take the Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) swab test, a maximum of 72 hours before night departure time to Egypt
- Fully vaccinated travellers can enter without PCR test. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The certificate must be in Arabic, French or English
- Travellers must present QR-coded vaccination certificates stating that they have received their full doses of one of six COVID-19 vaccines approved by Egypt and the WHO. This must be done at least two weeks before their arrival
- The submitted RT-PCR certificate will only be accepted if:
1. It includes the date and timing of withdrawal of the sample, which is the timing on which the72 hours will be counted
2. Issued by and authorized accredited laboratory by ICMR, stamped with the laboratory's stamp, and does not contain scraping or addition
3. Indicating the type of sample taken for the swab
4. Indicating that the type of the test is (RT-PCR)
- Indians with valid residence visa in Gulf countries for not less than 6 months can obtain Visa-on-Arrival at the Egyptian Entry port
- Indian tourist groups can obtain Visa-on-Arrival at Egyptian entry port provided that an Egyptian tour operator is organising the trip
- Prior to and upon arrival, the travellers must be able to clearly state their purpose of visit, their intended stay in the country and show the expenses needed to move around the country
Egypt Visa Exemptions
- All Children under 6 years old are exempted from providing RT-PCR test
- Passengers arriving directly at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP) are relieved off from submitting a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 96 hours before departure. They are, however, subject to a PCR test upon arrival at their own expense if they fail to obtain the medical certificate before departure
- Citizens of just 9 countries can stay in Egypt for up to 90 days visa-free. Egyptian visa exemptions apply to Bahrain, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Lebanon (for certain airports only on a charter flight), Macao, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia (14 days)
Egypt Visa Guidelines
- Temperature checks are in place at airports in Egypt. Travellers are required to wear a face mask at all times in the airport terminal
- Passengers are also asked to maintain a safe distance between themselves and others, especially when boarding and disembarking the aircraft
- Negative PCR test is mandatory for all the countries
- In case of a positive result of RT PCR report, self-isolation for 14 days is mandatory. The cost of this test is covered by the traveller
- It is mandatory to wear a mask when out in public in Egypt, and those who do not wear one will not have access to Egyptian public transportation
- Cafes, restaurants, movie theatres, shopping centres, sports clubs are also now open and able to operate at reduced capacity
- Hotels in Egypt are currently operating at 50% capacity with reinforced hygiene standards
Egypt Visa FAQs
1. Do I need a COVID-19 test to travel to Egypt?
Yes. As a safety measure, overseas travellers to Egypt during the pandemic must present a printed negative PCR test report on arrival, issued no more than 72 hours before the flight to Egypt. The test must be based on a nasal or oral swab and the certificate should be issued by an approved laboratory. Certificates are only accepted if in Arabic or English. All the children under the age of 6 are exempted from this entry requirement.
2. What all vaccinations are accepted in Egypt?
Vaccines accepted include AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The certificate you present to the Embassy/ Immigration officer must be in Arabic, French or English.
3. Is visa required for Egypt for Indian nationals?
Yes. Indians need a visa to travel to Egypt. Egypt visa for Indians can be obtained at the Egypt Embassy or Consulate or you can simply approach an agent who can help with you with all the visa requirements and further processes. The category of the visas include: tourist, business, transit and work – depending on the purpose of a visit.
4. Can Indians apply for Egypt visa online?
Indian nationals travelling to Egypt for tourism can apply for an Egypt visa online or get the assistance of any visa experts like us. Currently, Egypt is providing a single-entry or multiple-entry visa with a validity of 90 days. The stay period in the entire validity of 3 months is up to 30 days.
5. Will the ongoing pandemic crisis impact my travel plans to Egypt?
No exception from the other countries, Egypt has also faced the pang of the ongoing corona virus crisis. But ever since the countries have started to regain their dwindling confidence and have opened their doors to travellers with health measures in place, Egypt too joined the league. To get an up-to- date information about the current situation in Egypt, you can visit the link: https://e-visa.ie/egypt/corona
6. I am an Indian citizen planning to visit Egypt the following month. What documents do I need to provide?
In order to obtain the visa for Egypt, you must submit the following documents:
• Original Passport with at least 6 months validity
• Duly filled Visa form
• Photocopy of first and last pages of the passport
• 2 Passport size coloured photographs with white background
• Letter from the applicant specifying the purpose of visit
• Confirmed return ticket
• Complete tour program/ itinerary
• The contact information of your residence or tour operator in Egypt
• Hotel Reservation / Accommodation Voucher
• Last 6 months bank statement with signature and Bank stamp
7. What is the cost of the tourist visa for Egypt?
The tourist visa for Egypt for the Indian nationals costs INR 2100 per person for single entry. If you are applying for a multiple entry visa, the price is INR 4800 per person.
8. What is the cost of the business visa for Egypt?
The business visa for Egypt for the Indian nationals costs INR 4800 per person for single entry. If you are applying for a multiple entry visa, the price is INR 6900 per person.
9. What is the validity of Egypt Tourist Visa?
Once approved and issued, the Egypt visa is valid for 90 days with a stay period of maximum 30 days. Single-entry and multiple-entry tourist visas are available, at different costs. Both permits allow for stays of up to 30 consecutive days in Egypt; doesn’t matter if you apply for a single entry or multiple entry visa, the stay period remains unchanged. If you have applied for a multiple entry visa, you can travel to Egypt an unlimited number of times within the validity period of 90 days.
10. Is there any lockdown in effect in Egypt?
No. Though the events are partially allowed, the shopping centres are open to public including bars and restaurants but are running with proper health measures in place and reduced capacity. There is no evening curfew in Egypt. Restaurants and cafes are still required to close by 10 pm.
11. Do children also need a visa?
Yes. Even if they are minors or are included in the passport of their parents.
12. If I have a new passport, do I need to apply for a new visa?
Yes. The visa is linked to the passport and the passport number that is used when filling in the visa application form for Egypt. If you received a new passport and intending to travel Egypt with it, you need to apply for a new visa.
13. Can I get my visa application money refunded in case I don’t require the Egyptian visa anymore?
No. Once the visa application has been processed and the visa has been granted, the requested service has been delivered. Therefore, in this case, no refund is possible.