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Egypt Launches New Electronic Visa Service

Egypt Launches New Electronic Visa ServiceEgypt Launches New Electronic Visa Service

The Egyptian government has introduced a new e-visa service, whereby citizens from stated countries, including the UK, can now easily obtain an entry visa online.

The new service offers an alternative to applications upon arrival, or through the Egyptian consulate prior to travel, Breaking Travel News reported.

Simplifying travel to the country and speeding up the process at border control, residents from 46 countries across Europe, Asia and Australasia can now apply for a visa through a simple online application form.

A single-entry tourist visa is priced at $25, while a multiple entry tourist visa is priced at $60, with payment required on a credit or debit card.

Tourist visas granted using the e-visa system are valid for a maximum of three months.

Amr El Ezabi, director of UK & Ireland for the Egyptian Tourist Authority, said, "We want travel to Egypt to be as seamless as possible and in the digital age this new e-visa system is an important step toward simplifying the process.

"Latest tourism figures have shown a significant rise in arrivals and we hope that this trend continues as more people are encouraged to visit our diverse nation."

Travelers are advised to make an e-visa application at least seven days before departure.

Entry requirements on arrival include a passport valid for at least eight months, a printout of the visitor's e-visa and their travel itinerary, with accommodation details.

 

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