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Egypt Visa update

February 2019

You can now buy a Visa in advance by accessing the Egypt Ministry of Interior new website:


Alternatively,you can still obtain a Visa on arrival at all Egypt airports and the current cost is $25 US dollars (which currently equates to £20)

The Visa stamp is sold by one of the bank counters in the Arrivals hall just before you reach the Passport control desk. It can be paid for in any currency and no forms or pictures are required. Any change due will be given to you in Egyptian pounds so please be aware of the exchange rate in order to ensure that you are given the correct amount.

BUT - beware of fraudsters selling Visa stamps!
Please do not purchase the Visa from any official or person other than a uniformed Discover Egypt representative (usually in a red shirt) or directly from the Bank. We have had reports of random persons standing next to the bank counter, purporting to be the tour representative and selling Visas for inflated prices – usually they ask for payment to be made outside the airport terminal building.

Please ensure that you only hand over money to the person behind the bank counter. In some cases, our uniformed Discover Egypt representative will hand you the Visa stamp, in order to expedite the immigration process however he will only collect the fee for this once on board your cruise boat or in your hotel.

updated 20 July 2018

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