Visa Information

How to get a visa to the Arab Republic of Egypt !

Visa to Egypt

A visa is required prior to enter The Arab Republic of Egypt. Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries that are eligible for visa upon arrival/ E-visa.

Participants to RA-19/WRC-19/CPM23-1 may request a visa for up to 60 days and multiple entries from one of the Egyptial diplomatic missions.

Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival to Egypt.

List of the Egyptian diplomatic missions around the world

Participants who are nationals of countries where there is no Egyptian representation or not eligible for Visa upon Arrival/E-visa should send an email to [email protected] for assistance. The deadline for visa assistance requests is 30 days prior to the date of arrival.

Visa Requirements

  • A valid passport for the next six months.
  • Two color, passport-type photographs.
  • RA-19, WRC-19 and CPM23-1 Invitation letter(s), as applicable
  • RA-19, WRC-19 and CPM23-1 Confirmation of registration email(s), as applicable

Upon Arrival Visa

Citizens of the following countries can obtain visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry:

USA – UK – EU Nationals – Australia – Canada – Croatia – Georgia – Japan – New Zealand – Norway – Macedonia – South Korea – Russian Federation – Serbia – Ukraine.

These visas are for 30 days and single entry only.


Participants from countries that are eligible for E-visa can apply using normal passport (requesting an E-Visa with Diplomatic, Service, Special, Official, Temporary, Nansen, Refugees, Mission, Alien’s, or July 51 Agreement Passport is not allowed at this stage).

Citizens of the following countries may apply for tourist or business types of visa online through the E-Visa system:

Albania – Australia – Austria – Belgium – Bulgaria – Canada – Croatia – Cyprus – Czech Republic – Denmark – Estonia – Finland – France – Germany – Greece – Hungary – Iceland – Ireland – Italy – Japan – Latvia – Lithuania – Luxembourg – Macedonia – Malta – Moldova – Monaco – Montenegro – Netherlands – New Zealand –  Norway – Poland – Portugal – Romania – Russia – Serbia – Slovakia – Slovenia – South – Korea – Spain – Sweden – Switzerland – United Kingdom – United States – Ukraine – The Vatican.

These visas are for 30 days and single entry only.

For more information and applying for E-visa please visit

Important Information

  • Residents of Switzerland can now apply for a visa to Egypt in Geneva in addition to the embassy in Bern.

Details of the permanent mission in Geneva:
Route de Lausanne 261
1292 Chambésy
Tel:+41 22 731 65 30
Fax:+41 22 738 44 15

The Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs has informed all Egyptian embassies and consulates around the world to be aware and facilitate issuing visas for participants.

Visiting Egypt