Egypt eVisa Now Available for 46 Nationalities
Visitors from the U.S., Canada or Australia will have to apply for an electronic travel authorization before they arrive in Egypt.
CAIRO, November 29, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Egypt has officially launched an Electronic Travel Authorization for foreign visitors to travel to the country. Nationals from 46 eligible countries such as Canada, U.S., Australia, and the EU are expected to register online to obtain an Egypt eVisa before traveling to the country.
The Egypt electronic visa has been designed and established by the Egyptian government to simplify visa processes, improve border control and increase security.
The Egypt tourist and business visa can be acquired by completing an online form utilizing specific requirements. The applicants for the Egypt eVisa must be nationals from an eligible country and have a passport with a validity of six months from the arrival date.
The travelers interested in traveling to Egypt for tourism or business can apply online with a current email address and a credit or debit card. The applicant cannot submit the application form unless payment for the Egypt eVisa fee has been made.
The requirements for the Egypt eVisa are straightforward. The applicant should complete the online form by filling all the questions with an asterisk and must include personal details such as name, date of birth and their travel document info. All information provided must correspond to the identity document. False or incomplete details could result in a visa denial.
All applicants are expected to provide a 2x2 inch passport-style photo with high resolution and a white background. It should be noted that business travelers are expected to include a company business letter explaining the purpose of the trip and the relationship of the applicant to the employer or company.
Those travelers who will pass Egypt in transit but will leave the airport or stay for more than 24 hours must also register for an Egypt tourist visa. On occasion, an applicant might be expected to prove financial solvency or a return or onward ticket. On specific cases, an applicant might have to scan his or her passport biometric page. Some additional information could be requested by the Egyptian authorities.
Travelers of eligible countries must have an approved Egypt eVisa upon arrival. It is worth noting that having an electronic visa for Egypt does not automatically grant a traveler entry to the country. Visitors will always be subject to inspection and the Egyptian authorities reserve the right to deny access to any eVisa holder.
Earlier in March, Minister Yasser al-Qady said that the new electronic travel authorization would alleviate the responsibility of security authorities and tourists alike. The Egypt eVisa embraces technology. The visa-on-arrival system and the embassy visas will become obsolete.
Source: Egypt Online Visa (Egyptvisa.com)