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Anyone travelling abroad can have questions before, during or after their trip.

Below you will find some answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Other links are just interesting for the traveler to Egypt.

Before, during and after your trip.

Websites with interesting information

It is one of the most frequently asked questions: How do I get a visa for Egypt and what does it cost? Here you will find all the latest information. (Thanks to Djed travel)

Visa on arrival in Egypt

You can buy a visa upon arrival in Egypt. it costs around €25,- (depending on the exchange rate) per person. A passport photo is not necessary.

Travel documents for British citizens:

The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.

The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.


British passport holders travelling to Egypt normally need a visa.

You can get a visa online at Visa2Egypt. Tourist visas granted using the e-visa system are valid for a maximum of 3 months. Although it’s still possible to get a tourist visa on arrival, it’s better to get one before you travel.

You can get a visa on arrival by payment in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros; the visa fee is US$25 at approved bank kiosks within airport arrival halls, before reaching immigration counters. Visas granted on arrival are valid for a maximum of 30 days. There’s no need to buy a visa from an agent. In many cases agents will charge more than US$25 for a visa. If you’re harassed by an agent, report the incident to the tourist police in the airport terminal.

You may also get a visa from an Egyptian Consulate outside of Egypt before you travel. If you’re entering Egypt for work or business it is preferable to get a visa before you travel.

British nationals travelling to Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts for up to 15 days receive a free entry permission stamp upon arrival. If you intend to travel out of these areas or stay longer than 15 days, you must get a visa.

If you have travelled to one of the South Sinai Red Sea resorts, entered without a visa and your plans have changed, you can normally purchase a visa at Sharm el Sheikh airport to allow you to travel elsewhere.

Applications for visa extensions should be made at Egyptian Passport and Immigration Offices. You may have difficulties leaving Egypt with an out of date visa. You will not normally be allowed to leave without paying a fine if your visa is out of date by more than 14 days.

For further information and enquiries, contact the Egyptian Consulate in London.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Egypt.

Visa Egypt Online Request

It is also possible to request an e-visa for Egypt. This is a visa that you request online before departure. This visa costs $25 per person and can only be paid by credit card. If you wish, you can request the visa for Egypt via the Egypt e-Visa Portal. You need a Single Entry Visa.

Don’t pay too much 

There are several websites that allow you to apply for a visa online for Egypt. The Egypt e-Visa Portal is the only official website. If you request the visa through this site, you are sure you are not paying too much. This website sometimes doesn’t work quite well. But you can also simply get the visa on arrival in Egypt. 

The embassy of the United Kingdom in Cairo has a very extensive website. A lot of useful information may be found here.

The embassy’s contact details are:

British Embassy Cairo, main contact
British Embassy
7 Ahmed Ragheb Street
Garden City
+ 2 (02) 2791 6000

Fax trade & investment
+2 (02) 2791 6130

Fax political
+2 (02) 2791 6131

Fax Press
+2 (02) 2791 6132

Fax consular
+2 (02) 2791 6133

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email the relevant department:

– Press and Public Affairs:
– Political & Economic:
– Visa enquiries:
– Trade & Investment: and opening times
DIT Office in Cairo
DIT Office
7 Ahmed Rageb Street
Garden City


+2 (02) 2791 6000

+2 (02) 2791 6130

Access and opening times
Consular Support for British Nationals, 24/7 service


+2 02 2791 6000

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

If you are British and need the embassy’s assistance please dial +2 02 2791 6000 and select ‘Help for British nationals’. A team of consular officers is dedicated for your help 24 hours, 7 days a week.