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Egypt Travel Visa Requirements & Safety
Egypt requires most travelers to hold a visa for entry into the country, but citizens of many countries, including the United States, can purchase a visa on arrival at Egyptian airports.
At Cairo International Airport, you can purchase the visa just outside the immigration checkpoint, from one of the bank tellers. You will exchange $25 USD (in cash) for a visa sticker, which is to be affixed to an empty page in your passport. This sticker will entitle you to up to 30 days in Egypt, and it is a single-entry visa.
Passport sticker for Egypt visa on arrival.
People carrying the following passports can purchase a visa on arrival at Egyptian airports: United States, United Kingdom, European Union member states, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, South Korea and Ukraine.
Certain health restrictions are placed on foreign travelers entering Egypt:
- If arriving from an area that has been infected with yellow fever, proof of immunizations will be required.
- Travelers coming from an area with an Ebola outbreak may be subject to quarantine.
- HIV tests are required for travelers spending more than 30 [...]