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Visa Requirements for Egyptian Citizens

The rules and regulations determining what type of visa or travel permit (if any) is required for Egyptian passport holders to enter foreign countries are known as visa requirements for Egyptian residents Update.
Regarding the number of countries that an Egyptian passport allows entry to, according to the Henley Passport Index, the country currently ranks 93rd in the world.
The Egyptian passport allows its holder to visit about 50 countries without having to apply for a visa before the trip. For Egyptian citizens, the criteria for applying for a visa vary depending on the destination visited and previously established rules. Different types of visas may be required for visits depending on the reason for travel and the amount of time you want to spend in different countries.
Egyptian citizens can apply for visas for many countries online, at the embassy or upon arrival. An e-visa is the easiest type of travel permit to obtain as the entire process can be completed in just a few minutes from home. On the other hand, embassy visas are the most difficult to get because they require going through a complicated application process, attaching many supporting documents, and sometimes going through visa interviews. Additionally, all Egyptian visitors can apply for and obtain visas at the borders of countries that offer visa-on-arrival services. Dozens of countries have waived visas for Egyptian citizens. This means that all Egyptian citizens with a valid passport can travel without needing a visa. Be sure to read on to find out what requirements currently apply to Egyptian tourists visiting abroad.

Electronic visa

Egyptians are free to use the electronic travel authorization system whenever possible.
Electronic visas work just like regular visas but are much easier to get.
All you usually need is a valid passport, a working email address, and access to any online payment methods.

List of countries that offer eVisas for Egyptian citizens

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahrain
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Colombia
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Moldova
  • Myanmar
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
More than 30 different destinations around the world offer electronic visa systems for Egyptians.
Visit any of the countries listed above with an easy eVisa!
Electronic visa requirements vary depending on the country or region they are traveling to.
For example, some destinations only allow one entry, while others offer an eVisa or ETA that often allows multiple entries.
Because the eVisa functions like a regular visa, its holder can engage in any activity related to entertainment, work, or transit. Go on vacation, attend a seminar, attend a business conference, close a new deal or simply transit to another final destination. The length of time an Egyptian citizen can stay abroad on an online visa varies depending on the chosen destination. The most popular options are one or three months, ideal for leisure travel. Additionally, approved documents will be sent directly to your email address as a PDF file, usually within 72 hours (3 business days)!

Visa on Arrival

Visa on arrival for Egyptians is a type of travel permit issued after arrival, not before.
VoA still requires travelers to fill out an application form and meet specific requirements.
Typically, applicants must confirm their reason for travel to be allowed entry to the chosen country.

List of countries offering VoAs for Egyptians

  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • The Maldives
  • The Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe
VoA services are offered to Egyptian citizens in more than 30 different destinations. Get yours after filling out a pick-up form at any border checkpoint after your arrival.
Again, as is the case with e-visas, the permitted length of stay for visa holders on arrival varies. This can last from a few days to three months. However, this always depends on the country chosen and the specific rules and conditions established. To get a visa on arrival, simply go straight to the border checkpoint and ask the customs officer to fill out the form. Next, provide all the necessary information in the form and attach all necessary supporting documents. If necessary, pay the visa fee and wait for approval. Please note that some countries may require you to submit additional supporting documents to properly confirm the purpose of your visit. Be sure to check any specific requirements before your planned trip.
Please note!
Most of the VoA destinations listed above also offer an eVisa option that Egyptian citizens can use. Consider using the electronic visa system whenever possible and apply for your visa online a few days before your planned trip. This is a much safer option as you won’t have to worry about managing your visa at the last minute!

Embassy visa

Embassy visas for Egyptian citizens are regular visas that usually come in the form of a stamp on the traveler's passport.
It can be obtained after completing a rather lengthy application process at the embassy or consulate of the chosen foreign destination.

List of countries that require Egyptians to present a valid Embassy visa upon arrival

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • The Cayman Islands
  • The Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • The Christmas Island
  • The Cocos Islands
  • The Republic of the Congo
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • The Falkland Islands
  • The Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • The Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • The Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • The Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • The United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna 
Egyptian passport holders must apply directly at their respective consulates or embassies for visas to travel to more than 150 foreign countries, including short-term tourist visas, regardless of the reason for the visit or the length of stay.
Most countries issue residence and work visas only through other countries’ embassies and consulates. However, if Egyptian citizens wish to move or work in another country, they will need to apply for a visa. This is done through the diplomatic mission of the selected target country. To obtain an embassy visa, visitors must fill out an application form and submit relevant documents.
Additionally, some embassies conduct personal interviews with all applicants. Applying for an embassy visa for Egyptian tourists usually takes longer than applying for an e-visa through the government website.
Additionally, processing times are often longer. Submit your application before you plan to travel.

Visa-free countries

Due to international agreements between Egypt and several nations, Egyptian nationals are permitted to travel to some countries without a visa.

Holders of Egyptian passports are currently exempt from visa requirements in approximately 25 countries globally.

Visa exemption for inhabitants of Egypt usually is only granted for short-term stays for the purposes of tourism, recreation, leisure, as well as business and transit.

Traveling visa-free allows you to visit a selected foreign country for even up to three months. However, the lengths of permitted stay differ between various destinations. Thus, it’s essential to check the established rules before booking your trip.

All you have to do to travel under visa exemption is simply prepare your valid Egyptian passport and present it to the customs officials upon arrival. Make sure that your travel document will not expire for the whole duration of the planned trip.

We all know traveling abroad and meeting new people, learning about foreign customs and cultures broadens our horizons. 

Thankfully, Egyptians can visit many different countries worldwide either with an Embassy visa, eVisa obtainable online, with a Visa on Arrival, and even visa-free!

  • Albania
  • Benin
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina**
  • Bulgaria*
  • Burundi
  • Croatia*
  • Cyprus*
  • Dominica
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico**
  • Micronesia
  • Montenegro**
  • North Macedonia**
  • Oman
  • Romania*
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saudi Arabia**
  • Serbia**
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Turkey**
  • *Visa free for Schengen/EU Visa and resident permit holder
  • **Visa free for Schengen/EU/USA/Canada Visa and resident permit holder

Also, Egyptians can enter 30 countries with a visa on arrival, and 31 countries with an electronic visa.

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