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EGYPT visa service & travel information

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EGYPT visas take 3-4 working days to issue in the embassy & is valid for 6 months from the date of issue . We recommend you send us your documents by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Please ensure you send us the following documentation as failure to do so will result in a delay in issuing your visa.

Tourist Visa
1 completed visa application forms
2 passport photograph(s)
Business Visa
1 completed visa application forms
2 passport photograph(s)
Letters of invitation from organisations in both Egypt & UK 

Visa type Visa fee Service charge Total to pay
Business multiple entry Egypt visa £105.00 £45.00 £150.00
Tourist single entry Egypt visa £20.00 £45.00 £65.00
Tourist multiple entry Egypt visa £32.00 £45.00 £77.00
Business single entry Egypt visa £65.00 £45.00 £110.00


The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for Egypt:
UK , EU and USA nationals travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts ONLY, for a maximum of 15 DAYS, do not require a visa prior to travelling as a free entry permission stamp will be granted upon arrival. If they intend to travel outside of the above mentioned areas they MUST obtain a Visa
Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry: Australia, Canada, Croatia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine and USA
Malaysian nationals can stay in Egypt for up to two weeks without a visa. If their stay exceeds two weeks, the usual requirements apply.


Transit visas are required by all continuing their journey to a third country within 12 hours without leaving the airport, provided holding confirmed tickets.


Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. All infants under 1 year are exempt. Air passengers in transit coming from countries or areas without a certificate will be detained in the precincts of the airport until they resume their journey.
Recommended immunisations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Polio, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.
Risks: Malaria- very limited risk exists from Jun-Oct in El Faiyum area (no reported cases since 1998). Rabies.


Apart from along the Mediterranean coast Egypt's climate is nearly entirely desert. The winter period (Nov-Mar) on the Mediterranean coast can be variable although it is usually sunny. Summers are hot but temperatures are tempered by strong sea breezes. In the south summer temperatures can be intense, however, the low humidity makes the heat more bearable and winters are dry and sunny.


Location of Egypt:
North Africa

Local Time in Egypt: GMT+3
Capital City of Egypt:
Population of Egypt: 83 million
Language(s) spoken in Egypt: Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Dialling Code for Egypt: 20
Emergency numbers in Egypt: Police: 122 (
Cairo), 22147 (Aswan), 960151-122 (Alexandria), 23929 (Suez). Fire: 125 (Cairo). Ambulance: 123 (Cairo)
Driving in Egypt: Driving is on the left. International Driving Permit required
Electricity in Egypt: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency of Egypt: Egyptian Pound (EGP 1 = 100 Piastres)
Notes: EGP: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200
Coins: Piastres: 5, 10, 20, 25, 100
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards and travellers cheques are accepted. Exchange of foreign currencies is allowed at banks and exchange offices
Opening Hours in Egypt
Bank: 0830-1400 Sun-Thur
Office: 0900-1500 Sat-Thur
Shops: 0900-1900 Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat, 0900-2000 Mon & Thur (winter), 0900-1230 & 1600-2000 (except Mon & Thur)(summer)
Hints for Egypt: Women should dress conventionally. A headscarf may be useful if visiting a religious or more traditional area. Business is conducted in Arabic although many executives speak English or French. Business cards to have Arabic translation on reverse side. Islamic conventions apply. At meetings it is polite to drink coffee or tea, when offered. Smoking is becoming unacceptable in government and some private offices. Alcohol is available in most major hotels, cafe-style bars and international restaurants. On social occasions dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated
Tipping in Egypt: Service charges are normally added to restaurant & hotel bills, however additional tips around 5% are customary. Tips for taxis are around 10%
Hotel Classification in Egypt: Hotels and holiday villages throughout
are officially graded from 1 to 5 star but the standard is significantly lower than that of equivalent European star ratings. 1- and 2-star properties are unlikely to be used by British tour operators and are best suited to people prepared to "rough it".
Import Allowances for Egypt:
200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 200gr of tobacco
1 lit of alcoholic beverage
1 lit of perfume or eau de cologne
non-commercial articles up to the value of EGP 100
Prohibited/Restricted in Egypt: Firearms, narcotics, drugs, cotton, any kind of bird - live, frozen or stuffed

Airports in Egypt:

Alexandria El Nouzha (ALY)
Cairo International (CAI)
Hurghada International (HRG)
Luxor (LXR)
Marsa Alam International Airport (RMF)
Sharm El Sheikh (SSH)

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