EGYPT – VISA REQUIRED

Going to Egypt has always required a Visa, but it was easy to get. If you didn’t have a Visa arriving in Egypt, you could get it at the Airport when you arrived. However, that will change as of May 15, 2015. The following article explains it in details.

VERY important for anyone planning to come and visit Egypt.

With little noise, the visa requirements and regulations for tourists visiting Egypt from the US have changed. Starting May 15th, 2015, obtaining a tourist visa for Egypt will get harder for some nationalities, including Americans. The New York Egypt Mission has officially released a statement about what will change for US citizens to visit Egypt. Other nationalities may also be affected.
Visitors from the US will have to apply for a tourist visa at an Egyptian Consulate OR MISSION PRIOR to entering the country. For the application, some documents are required, such as a passport valid for at least six months after entry and two passport pictures. Starting May 15th 2015, there will be no visas issued to US Americans at the airport or borders without the Egyptian Diplomatic Mission’s full approval in advance.

US tourist groups can still obtain visas at the airport, given they have been obtained through Egyptian Tourist Agencies prior to the group’s arrival. These visas are only valid for the duration of the booked tour.

Other nationalities will also be affected as visa regulations have changed. However, tourists visiting Nuweiba, Sharm El Sheikh and Taba resorts for touristic purposes are able to get a tourist visa for 15 days upon entering the country with no costs being applicable. Travel outside of these areas will need a full tourist visa.

'VERY important to any one planning to come and visit Egypt.<br />
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<p>With little noise, the visa requirements and regulations for tourists visiting Egypt from the US have changed. Starting May 15th, 2015, obtaining a tourist visa for Egypt will get harder for some nationalities, including Americans. The New York Egypt Mission has officially released a statement about what will change for US citizens to visit Egypt. Other nationalities may be affected. But fear not, Cairo<br />
Visitors from the US will have to apply for a tourist visa at an Egyptian consulate or mission abroad PRIOR to entering the country. For the application, some documents are required, such as a passport valid for at least six months after entry and two passport pictures. Starting May 15th 2015, there will be no visas issued to US Americans at the airport or borders without the Egyptian Diplomatic Mission’s full approval in advance.</p>
<p>US tourist groups can still obtain visas at the airport, given they have been obtained through Egyptian Tourist Agencies prior to the group's arrival. These visas are only valid for the duration of the booked tour.</p>
<p>Other nationalities will also be affected as visa regulations have changed. However, tourists visiting Nuweiba, Sharm El Sheikh and Taba resorts for touristic purposes are able to obtain a tourist visa for 15 days upon entering the country with no costs being applicable. Travel outside of these areas will require a full tourist visa.'
I HAVE JUST COME BACK FROM EGYPT – AND FOR EVERY TRIP I HAVE MADE I HAD OBTAINED A VISA
FROM THE LOCAL CONSULATE – I NEVER THOUGHT GETTING IT AT THE AIRPORT WAS A GOOD OPTION –
REASON – MAYBE THE OFFICIAL AT THE AIRPORT WOULD FIND AN ARGUMENT FOR NOT ALLOWING MY ENTRY, AND THE OTHER REASON WAS THAT I DID NOT WANT, WHOEVER WAS PICKING ME UP, TO  WAIT  TOO LONG. NEITHER OF THESE REASONS ARE VALID ANYMORE. WE JUST HAVE TO DO WHAT IS REQUIRED
IF WE WANT TO SEE THE PYRAMIDS!!
More from Egypt soon
           BrigitteIMG_2580
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About Brigitte Nioche

Author of Living Longer, Living Well - How to Embrace the Challenges of a Long Life. Other titles - Dress to Impress, The Sensual Dresser, What Turns Men On.
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