e-Visa Egypt 🇪🇬

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.

* 🇩🇪🇧🇪🇫🇷🇮🇹🇵🇹 Germans, Belgians, French, Italians and Portuguese can apply for an e-Visa with their identity card. They will need to provide a passport photo on arrival.
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Single rate of 39 € per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable

Frequently asked questions about the Egypt e-Visa

Beyond its pyramids, monumental vestiges of the first African civilizations, Egypt, located at the eastern end of the Sahara, combines sublime desert landscapes with cultural places full of history. With one of the richest cultural heritages in the world, the land of the pharaohs attracts each year many tourists who share the desire to be eyewitnesses of the treasures of Egypt.

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.

Specialized 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, obtain a valid visa in just a few steps to leave with confidence to (re)discover Egypt.

Do I need a visa to enter Egypt?

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

The first one avoids you to make administrative steps before your arrival in Egypt, but its delivery is not guaranteed and you expose yourself to a risk of waiting on the spot.

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

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

How do I get 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, apply for your Egypt e-visa on our website. Simple and secure, our e-visa application process 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 requested information about your identity and your identity document and send us a photocopy of your identity document. Our team will ensure the compliance of the documents to be provided to the competent authorities, without any additional cost.

The process of obtaining an e-visa for Egypt is even easier for Germans, Belgians, French, Italians and Portuguese, who do not have 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 arrival date in Egypt, or alternatively, 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 you use your ID card to apply for an e-visa, you will need to present a recent passport photo to the relevant authorities upon arrival in Egypt.

Where to get an e-visa for Egypt?

Visamundi takes care of all the administrative procedures related to your electronic visa application 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 your e-visa in color and present it to the authorities upon arrival. The 30 days of validity of your e-visa for Egypt starts from your arrival at your destination and not from the date of issue of your residence permit. In case you lose your authorization to stay in Egypt before your trip, contact us to receive a free copy of your e-visa by email.

Our team is available by phone, email and social media to answer all your inquiries regarding e-visa 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 has made customer satisfaction its priority, which is why we proactively follow up on all the e-visa applications that are entrusted to us. With a response from the authorities in 72 hours on average for e-visas for Egypt, we guarantee you a serene 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 €25 per traveler. Visamundi helps issue tourist visas for stays of up to 30 days, within 72 hours. Even if your departure to Egypt is urgent, you can rely on our team's responsiveness and efficiency. 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 3 days before your arrival.

A single-entry e-Visa for Egypt costs €25 in consular fees and the difference in service charges. A multiple-entry e-Visa costs €60 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.

What places of entry are eligible for the 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 for travel to Egypt, has several constraints:

  • a risk of refusal to publish on site, requiring your repatriation
  • a sometimes long wait
  • stress about documents that are difficult to understand
  • a risk of not having the necessary supporting documents or information
  • you must have American dollars to pay

The e-Visa allows you to simplify your visit to Egypt and covers most of the tourist stays in Egypt.

How long can I stay in Egypt with the tourist visa?

You can stay a maximum of 30 days in the territory.

Do I need to apply for a visa if I'm cruising in Egypt?

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

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

You should contact the authorities to find out why your application was denied. You can also apply for a visa upon arrival at the airport.

Does a child under 12 years old need a visa in Egypt?

The E-visa is for all persons wishing to enter the territory.

Can I extend my visa for Egypt?

The e-Visa for Egypt is unfortunately not extendable, nor convertible to 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 are required to enter Egypt?

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

My nationality is not in the list to apply for an Egypt visa, what should I do?

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

What is the price of the e-Visa for Egypt?

The single-entry e-Visa costs €23 and the multiple-entry e-Visa €51, excluding service charges.

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

Delays vary between 3 and 6 days in general, depending on the local authorities.

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

It is advisable to print your E-visa and present it upon arrival at the airport.

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

There is no difference between the visa done online and the one done on arrival. Doing it online avoids a long wait at the airport.

What are the requirements for obtaining a visa 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 travelers must have a visa whether arriving by land, sea or air. However, if you arrive by land, you must obtain a visa upon arrival at the border.

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

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

I have not booked a hotel in Egypt, can I apply for a visa?

The authorities require an address on the spot in order to make the visa online. Therefore, you need a hotel reservation or the address of a certain accommodation (nearby, Airbnb, etc).

How will I receive my Egypt visa?

You will receive this electronic visa in PDF format by email.

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

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

Can I enter Egypt if I have traveled to Israel with 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. However, they may 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

Egypt: Covid-19 travel restrictions

Information updated on 15/02/2024
In a nutshell:
  • This country does not require amedical examination upon arrival
  • No PCR test is required by this country (but may be required by the airline)
  • No health pass is required by this country
  • This country does not require Covid-19 vaccination for incoming travelers
  • No quarantine is required upon arrival in this country
  • No health form is required to go to this country