e-Visa Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

Tourism only

Since December 2017, the Egyptian authorities have introduced an electronic visa issuance system, called "e-Visa", which is operational for all entry points into Egypt. Everything happens entirely online, you don't have to send anything by post and you don't have to travel. A photocopy of your passport (or identity card*) must be sent once the form has been completed. You will receive an electronic travel authorization (PDF), which you will need to print out in color and present on arrival.

The e-Visa is valid for tourist travelers only, holding a passport (or identity card*) valid for at least 6 months at the date of departure from Egypt. The e-Visa is valid for a maximum stay of 30 days. The 30 days start from your arrival in Egypt, not when the e-Visa is issued.

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Apply for an e-Visa Egypt

Single rate of 39 โ‚ฌ per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable

Frequently asked questions about e-Visa Egypt

Beyond its pyramids, monumental relics of the first African civilizations, Egypt, located at the eastern end of the Sahara, combines sublime desert landscapes with cultural sites steeped in history. With one of the richest cultural heritages in the world, the land of the Pharaohs attracts many tourists every year, who share the desire to be eyewitnesses to Egypt's treasures.

Since 2017, the Egyptian authorities have introduced an electronic visa issuance system for all points of entry into Egypt, for 74 nationalities, including French, Belgian and Swiss nationals.

Specializing in travel documents for individuals and professionals, our French agency issues tourist e-visas for Egypt, among other cultural and heavenly destinations. With the help of Visamundi, you can obtain a valid visa in just a few steps and set off to (re)discover Egypt with complete confidence.

Do I need a visa to enter Egypt?

egypt visaMany nationalities require a visa for Egypt. Depending on your nationality, there are up to 3 types of visa for Egypt the visa at airport of arrivalthe short-stay visa on passport to the consular section and the electronic visa.

The first saves you having to deal with administrative formalities before arriving in Egypt, but there is no guarantee that it will be issued, and you run the risk of having to wait on site.

The second is no longer issued for tourism purposes since 2020.

The e-visa is the ideal solution, as it is a fully paperless application that can be made from anywhere in the world.

How do I obtain an e-visa for Egypt?

Are you planning a private trip to Egypt and already know your arrival and departure dates? In just a few minutes, you can apply for your e-visa for Egypt on our website. Simple and secure, our e-visa application procedure is designed to save you time.

Fill in the dates of your stay in Egypt, select the e-visa of your choice: single-entry or multi-entry, fill in the information requested about your identity and your identity document, and send us a photocopy of your identity document. Our team will ensure that the documents you need to provide to the relevant authorities are compliant, at no extra cost to you.

The procedure for obtaining an e-visa for Egypt is even easier for Germans, Belgians, French, Italians and Portuguese, who are not required to submit a copy of their passport to apply for an e-visa for Egypt. They can choose to provide a photocopy of their passport, valid for at least 6 months after their date of arrival on Egyptian soil, or, failing that, a photocopy of both sides of their identity card, valid for at least 8 months after their arrival. If you are a national of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy or Portugal, and are using your identity card to apply for an e-visa, you will need to present a recent passport photo to the relevant authorities on arrival in Egypt.

Where can I get an e-visa for Egypt?

Visamundi takes care of all the administrative formalities involved in applying for an electronic visa for Egypt. Once your application has been accepted, and your residence permit issued in the form of an official document in electronic format (PDF), you can then travel to Egypt by sea or air.

Remember to print out your e-visa in color, and present it to the authorities on arrival. Your e-visa for Egypt is valid for 30 days from the date of arrival at your destination, not from the date of issue of your residence permit. If you lose your authorization to stay in Egypt before your trip, contact us to receive a free copy of your e-visa by e-mail.

Our team is available by phone, email and social networks to answer all your e-visa inquiries for Egypt. Send us a message from our online chat to get an almost instant response about your current or upcoming e-visa application.

Visamundi makes customer satisfaction its priority, which is why we proactively follow up all the e-visa applications entrusted to us. With a response from the authorities in 7 days on average for e-visas for Egypt, we guarantee you a worry-free departure to Egypt.

How much does an e-visa for Egypt cost?

Our services make it easy to obtain an e-Visa for Egypt, with consular fees starting at โ‚ฌ25 per traveler. Visamundi helps issue tourist visas for stays of up to 30 days, within 7 days. Even if your departure to Egypt is urgent, you can rely on the responsiveness and efficiency of our team. If your departure is not urgent and you want to prepare your trip with peace of mind, send us your e-visa request for Egypt at least 7 days before your arrival.

A single-entry e-Visa for Egypt costs โ‚ฌ25 in consular fees and the difference in service charges. A multiple-entry e-Visa costs โ‚ฌ60 in consular fees and the difference in service charges. Regardless of the type of e-Visa for Egypt you request from our agency, you will be entitled to a full refund of the costs incurred in processing your e-Visa application should the Egyptian authorities refuse to issue a residence permit.

Can I travel to Egypt with my identity card?

Belgian, French, German, Italian and Portuguese nationals can apply for an Egypt e-Visa with their identity card, valid for at least 6 months after the date of arrival in Egypt. They must also bring a passport photo.

Which entry points are eligible for an Egyptian e-Visa?

All Egyptian immigration points (air, sea or land) are eligible for e-Visa.

Egypt: can I get my visa at the airport?

The visa on arrival, previously used to travel to Egypt, has several constraints:

  • a risk of editing being refused on site, requiring your repatriation
  • a sometimes long wait
  • stress over documents that are difficult to understand
  • the risk of not having the necessary supporting documents or information
  • you need US dollars to pay

The e-Visa simplifies your visit to Egypt and covers most tourist stays in the country.

How long can I stay in Egypt on a tourist visa?

You can stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days.

Do I need a visa for a cruise in Egypt?

Yes, the E-visa is valid for all points of entry (sea, air or land).

If my application for an Egypt visa is refused, what should I do?

You should contact the authorities to find out why your application has been refused. You can also apply for a visa on arrival at the airport.

Does a child under 12 need a visa in Egypt?

The E-visa is for anyone wishing to enter the country.

Can I extend my visa for Egypt?

The e-Visa for Egypt is unfortunately not extendable, nor convertible into a traditional visa. In this case, please contact the Egyptian authorities to apply for a traditional visa.

How long does my passport need to be valid to go to Egypt?

The passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Egypt.

What documents do I need to enter Egypt?

You'll need your passport or valid national identity card for eligible nationalities if you apply online. If you wish to apply at the airport, you'll need a passport photo.

My nationality is not on the list for applying for an Egypt visa. What should I do?

In this case, you must contact the Egyptian authorities to obtain a regular visa.

How much does an e-Visa for Egypt cost?

The single-entry e-Visa costs โ‚ฌ23 and the multiple-entry e-Visa โ‚ฌ51, excluding service charges.

How long does it take to obtain a visa for Egypt?

Delays can be up to 7 days or more, depending on the local authorities.

Do I need to print my e-Visa for Egypt?

We recommend that you print out your E-visa and present it on arrival at the airport.

What is the difference between an online visa and a visa on arrival in Egypt?

There's no difference between an online visa and a visa on arrival. Doing it online avoids long waits at the airport.

What are the visa requirements for Egypt?

You need a passport valid for six months from the date of entry + a passport photo if you decide to apply at the airport.

I plan to arrive in Egypt by land. Do I need a visa?

Yes, all travellers must have a visa, whether arriving by land, sea or air. By land, however, the visa must be obtained on arrival at the border.

I can't find my visa, what should I do?

If you applied online, you can find it in your account on the official website, or ask us for it again if you applied through us.

I haven't booked a hotel in Egypt, can I apply for a visa?

The authorities require a local address in order to apply for a visa online. You'll need a hotel reservation or, failing that, the address of a reliable accommodation (nearby, Airbnb, etc.).

How will I receive my Egypt visa?

You will receive this electronic visa in PDF format by e-mail.

Do I need a visa to dive in the Red Sea?

If you plan to dive with an approved diving center, you will need to obtain a diving permit from the Egyptian authorities. This may be included in your tourist visa, or can be obtained separately.

Can I enter Egypt if I travelled to Israel on the same passport?

Entering Egypt with a passport containing an entry stamp or proof of travel to Israel can be problematic, but the authorities allow travelers to enter the country. They may, however, have difficulty obtaining visas.

Egypt: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Mandatory vaccines

  • Poliomyelitis: An international certificate is required to obtain an entry visa for travellers from the following countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Niger and Syria.
  • Yellow fever: A certificate is required on entry for travellers over 9 months old from countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission (in addition to Eritrea, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Somalia and Zambia) and for travellers who have been in transit at an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission for more than 12 hours.

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: For long or repeated stays
  • Rabies: In case of prolonged stay in an isolated situation