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Updated February 2024

Egypt is a fascinating country with a rich history and culture, which makes it a popular destination for travellers from around the world. If you are planning a trip to Egypt, you may be wondering about the visa requirements and whether you are eligible for a visa-on-arrival facility.

The VOA program allows certain nationalities to enter Egypt without obtaining a visa in advance and instead pay for a visa upon arrival at the airport. Read further on Wego to learn more about countries eligible for Egypt’s visa-on-arrival facilities.

Egypt visa on arrival countries

There are currently 51 countries whose citizens are eligible for an Egypt visa on arrival. The countries are as follows:

  • all European Union member states
  • United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)
  • Australia
  • Croatia
  • Georgia
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Macedonia
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russian Federation
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America
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Egypt visa on arrival requirements

To obtain an Egypt tourist visa on arrival, a traveller must satisfy the following requirements:

  • a valid passport for at least 6 months
  • passport with at least 1 blank page
  • pay the visa-on-arrival fee (USD 25) in cash

Egypt visa on arrival process

Visitors seeking a visa on arrival can do so at immigration kiosks located in Egypt’s international airports as follows:

  • Cairo International Airport
  • Hurghada International Airport
  • St Catherine International Airport
  • Borg el Arab International Airport
  • Hurghada International Airport
  • Hurghada Sharm El Sheikh International Airport
  • Luxor Airport International Airport

Please note that visa-on-arrival facilities may only be extended to those meeting the requirements above.

Egypt visa on arrival fee

The visa fee for a visa on arrival is USD 25. Travellers can only pay this amount in cash in either USD, EUR, or GBP. No other currency is accepted for the visa fees. You cannot use a debit card or a credit card to make the payment at the immigration counters.

Egypt visa on arrival validity

Egypt’s visa on arrival grants travellers a single-entry visa with a validity of up to 30 days.


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