Visa Information

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

Visa to Egypt

A visa is required prior to entry into 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-on-arrival/ E-visa.

Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival to Egypt. For more information about the visa exempted countries/ countries eligible for E-visa, please contact/visit the nearest embassy/consulate in your country.

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-on-Arrival/E-visa should send an email to [email protected] for further inquiries.


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).

For more information and applying for E-visa please visit

Requirements for entry visa to Egypt:

  • 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

Pre Obtained Visa

Citizens of the following countries may apply for tourist or business types of visa for 60 days online through the eVisa 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

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