Travel Visas For Egypt

Egypt continues to grow in popularity as a tourist destination, blessed with it’s beautiful weather, endless beaches and rich history. Although a visa is required for most visitors to enter Egypt, there are several easy and affordable methods you can use to obtain one.

Some citizenships can obtain the newly introduced e-visa for visits to Egypt, whereas some are still required to apply for a full visa directly at the Egyptian Embassy in their country of residence. In some instances, you can also simply obtain a visa on arrival, but this again depends on your citizenship and how long you intend to stay in the country.

To find out more about the visa types available and which best suits your needs, check out our range of articles below. If you still need assistance with your documentation, or figuring out what you need, our team of visa specialists can help. Use our live chat function or one of the methods on our Contact Us page.

Egyptian Visas FAQs

  • You can extend your visa once you are in Egypt if you wish, but this can not be done online, even if your original tourist visa was issued this way. You must visit the visa renewals office and apply there directly.
  • When you reach the airport, your visa will be checked by an official. If you have overstayed on your visa, you will likely receive a fine, though the total of this fine entirely depends on how long ago your visa expired. It easy and relatively affordable to renew your visa in Egypt, so always make an effort to do so if required.
  • Yes, all children will need an individual visa to enter Egypt as they are issued on a per-passport basis. If you have a non-UK passport which lists children on your travel document, the rules may differ. If you’re unsure, it’s best to contact your local Egyptian Embassy before you travel to enquire.
  • No, not unless you have applied for a multiple entry visa type. Even if you leave Egypt and your single entry visa is still valid, you will not be allowed to re-enter with that document.

  • When you arrive in Egypt, you will be asked to show several documents. This includes a valid visa, passport and evidence of your hotel booking for the duration of your stay. It is good practice to carry all of this evidence with you whenever you travel overseas, as any official can ask to see this information and it’s best to have printed copies to hand.

  • In order to be granted entry into Egypt, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.