Egypt Introduces New Measures for Visas to Increase Tourism

Egypt Introduces New Measures for Visas to Increase Tourism

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In an effort to boost tourism, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Monday, March 27, that it will issue a multiple entry visa for a period of five years, with a fee of USD 700 (EGP 21,000), to citizens of 180 country

If the tourists already have a valid visa from the United Kingdom, the United States, the Schengen area, Japan or New Zealand, they will be able to obtain the new visa upon arrival from the Egyptian airports.

In the same way, the Ministry also announced that citizens of China, India, and Turkish tourists can obtain a visa on arrival through one of the Egyptian ports, while citizens of Iran and Israel can enter parts certain parts of the country – South Sinai and Hurghada. – with a visa on arrival, provided they coordinate with travel agencies first.

Emergency visas will also be issued to travelers from Arab Maghreb nations (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia), and citizens of India will also be allowed to obtain an emergency visa on arrival, if they are residents of the Gulf countries, or them in the Gulf countries. entry visa to the United States, Britain, the European Union, Australia, or New Zealand.

In light of Egypt’s economic challenges and rising inflation, Egypt is aiming to increase tourism by 30 percent per year, and reach 30 million tourists annually by 2028.

Earlier this month, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities announced during a cabinet meeting with Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, that Egypt saw 11.7 million tourists in 2022 with an expected increase of 28 percent in 2023.

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