If you’re planning to travel to Egypt, you’ll be delighted to know that the country has recently made changes to its visa policies. Under the new rules, Indian tourists will now be able to obtain visas on arrival, which is expected to attract more visitors from India to Egypt. This move is part of Egypt’s broader tourism strategy aimed at increasing the number of tourists to the land of the pyramids.
Under the latest visa policy of Egypt, Indian travelers can now stay in the country for up to 30 days with a visa on arrival. This visa is a single-entry permit, and Indian tourists can acquire it upon their arrival without any prior application or approval. This new rule is expected to make it easier for Indian visitors to plan their trips to Egypt hassle-free.
Process for Obtaining Egypt Visa on Arrival
To avail of this facility, Indian tourists need to stay in the line of the visa-on-arrival window and fill up the necessary form, which includes providing the required documents.
After completing the form, the tourist will proceed to pay for the visa and attach the sticker of the Egypt visa with their passport.
Visa Fees for Egypt Visa on Arrival
According to reports, Indian tourists can now obtain a single entry visa-on-arrival with a 30-day validity period for $25. (Rs 2,060). Tourists can also obtain a five-year multiple-entry visa for $700. (Rs 57,688).
It is worth noting that this new policy is available to people of over 180 different nationalities.
Payment Method for Egypt Visa on Arrival
The payment method for physically applying for a visa on arrival in Egypt includes only cash payment in US dollars. It is essential for Indian tourists to ensure that they carry sufficient US dollars in cash to pay for the visa fee.
Popular Destinations in Egypt
Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Egypt include the
Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx (iconic landmark),
The ancient city of Luxor which is home to attractions like the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Karnak
The city of Aswan on the banks of Nile River
The capital city of Cairo
The ancient city of Alexandria and its famous library
The resort seaside town of Sharm El-Sheikh.