Visas are required by all visitors to Egypt.
E-Visa. Most nationalities can obtain an e-Visa for tourism purposes prior to travel by completing an application and making payment online. The e-Visa can be obtained up to 3 months before you travel and is valid for 30 days from the day you enter the country. The e-Visa is available to a long list of eligible countries. The current cost of a single entry e-Visa for tourism purposes is USD25 or equivalent. The visa cost is set to rise to USD60 and may do so at anytime and without notice.
We recommend you secure an e-Visa prior to travel as it will speed up the immigration process on your arrival.
Online applications can be completed at: https://www.visa2egypt.gov.eg
Visa upon arrival. Some nationalities are able to procure their tourist visa upon arrival at Cairo International Airport. Please contact your nearest Egyptian Embassy or Consulate to see if this is available to you. The current cost of the visa is USD25 and is payable in USD CASH. Although not official, a visa can near always also be paid in equivalent GBP or Euro (cash only) according to the exchange rate of the day. The visa cost upon arrival is also set to rise to USD60 - again this may happen without notice. Please note that in the event of visa refusal at port of entry, On The Go Tours cannot be held responsible. We recommend that you secure an e-visa prior to arrival, (if you are eligible to do so) to avoid currency hassles and to make your immigration quicker.
CANADIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS: From 01 October 2023, Canadian passport holders will not be able to obtain an e-visa before travelling to Egypt or get a visa upon arrival in Egypt. You will be required to obtain a visa from an Egyptian embassy or consulate abroad. Any E-Visas issued before 01 October 2023 will now remain valid until their expiration. If you require a postal application service we recommend using CIBT Visa Service in Canada, tel: 888-665-9956. Should you choose to use CIBT Visa service, please contact us and we can provide the hotel list you require for the application.
SOUTH AFRICAN PASSPORT HOLDERS: Effective 01 Apr 2022 South African passport holders are able to obtain a visa upon arrival to Egypt. As RSA has yet to be added to the e-Visa eligibility list, a visa upon arrival would be your most convenient option.
COMPLETING YOUR VISA FORM: When filling in an Egyptian visa form, if you're asked to provide your address in Egypt. For the purposes of this form, please use one of the following addresses:
Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi
Corniche El Nil, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: +202 25260601
Hyatt Regency Cairo West
Alexandria Desert Rd, Al Giza Desert, Giza 3296131, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 35369500
Oasis Pyramids Hotel
Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Giza 12556, Egypt
Tel: +202 38387333 or +202–38387666
If you are requested to provide host information on your visa form, please write:
On The Go Tours
C/O Excel Travel S.A.E.
22 Desouk St., From El Emam Ali, El Ismailia Square, Heliopolis, Cairo
Egypt 11341. Tel: +2 02 24136100