Middle East - Visa on arrival in Cairo
I am a Canadian visiting Egypt in June, and I was wondering if there are any travellers here who can confirm that they still allow one to purchase a visa upon arrival at Cairo airport. The embassy in Ottawa says yes, but I would like to check with anyone who has been to Egypt in the last month or so.
May 11, 11, 4:14 am
I'm not Canadian, but that is the case for both US and UK nationals. If you have a pickup service, they'll confirm that (and usually have pre-purchased visas for you)
May 11, 11, 9:34 am
I can second that.
Usually there'll be a Money Exchange before Immigration where most of the Western Nationalities can buy Visas.
It's the fastest way.
May 11, 11, 9:58 am
Yes - you can buy on arrival.
Although I have better peace of mind going through the Embassy in Ottawa which I did for $26 CAD.
You don't need one for the Sinai Peninsula only if your travels are limited to Sharm el Shiekh etc..
May 11, 11, 10:29 am
I'm an American and I flew into Cairo with a friend in November and we both purchased our visa stamps right there. Takes 5 minutes, and I believe the cost was $10 or $15 USD.
May 17, 11, 8:09 am
I arrived in Cairo ten days ago and purchased my visa at the airport (US citizen). FYI, there is no signage telling you how/where to do that; what you need to do is go to one of the currency exchange counters before getting in line for immigration. Hand them US$15 and they will hand you a visa sticker.