Egyptian Visa Regulations

Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to have a valid passport. Entry visa may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic Bodies abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA). It is, however, possible for most tourists and visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the Major Entry Ports .

Please check with the nearest Egyptian Consulate for specific details and regulations relevant to your nationality.  



Visitors entering Egypt at the overland border, then go to Taba to visit Gulf of Aqaba coast and St. Catherine, can be exempted from visa and granted a free residence permit for fourteen days to visit the area.

For more details about the Egyptian Visa Rules and Regulations please visit this link.

Egyptian Visa Regulations


Three types of Egyptian Visa

Tourist Visa: Is usually valid for a period not exceeding three months and granted on either single or multiple entry basis.

Entry Visa : Is required for any foreigner arriving in Egypt for any purposes other than tourism, e.g. work, study … etc. The possession of a valid entry visa is needed to complete the residence procedures in Egypt.

Transit Visa


Egyptian visa fees do not apply on the following cases:

  • Holders of diplomatic passports.

  • Officials of international organizations and specialized agencies and state delegates to conferences.

  • Arab League officials.

  • Non-national spouses of Egyptian nationals.

  • Non-national members of the clergy, prominent scientists, journalists and members of official cultural, educational and sports delegations.

  • Non-national students studying in Egyptian institutions.

  • Non-diplomatic personnel of diplomatic and consular missions affected in Egypt.

  • Parents, siblings and adult children of members of the diplomatic and consular corps affected in Egypt .

  • Nationals of Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia and the United States are partially exempt from Egyptian visa fees and therefore they should pay reduced fees.

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