Egypt’s leaders are moving forward with plans to rejuvenate the country’s tourism industry by simplifying the entry process for travellers from 46 countries, including those from Australia.

The Egyptian Government this week launched an e-visa website where Aussies, along with citizens from countries across Europe, Asia and Australasia, can secure their entry permit before take-off.

According to the Egypt Visa website, although the e-visa application won’t accelerate visa approval, it will simplify the visa application process for both travellers and for border control in Egypt.

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“The Egypt eVisa aims to simplify the process for visitors to Egypt to obtain the correct travel authorisation.”

Egypt Visa

So how does it work?

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First, Agents or travellers need to open their web browser and access Egyptvisa.com. From there, they click the ‘apply online’ tab, which will take them to the online application form.

Upon completing the form, tourists are then required to pay around AU$34 (£19) for a single-entry tourist visa and AU$81 (£45) for a multiple-entry tourist visa.

Once approval has been issued, the visa is valid for three months and for a maximum stay of 30 days.

Simple!

Tourists are encouraged to apply for their visa at least seven days before departure and have a passport with validity of six months from the arrival date.

Enjoy the pyramids!

 

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