One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Egypt has a fascinating historical and tourist heritage. Considered the cradle of ancient civilizations, the country attracts millions of tourists every year from all over the world to admire its many archaeological treasures, as well as its landscapes with authentic charm. But to live the unique experience that guarantees each stay in this country, obtaining a visa for Egypt is essential.
What type of visa for a trip to Egypt?
For all European nationals, entry into Egyptian territory is conditional on the presentation of a visa, whether for a tourist stay or for a business stay. In this context, the choice is offered between two types of visas :
- the single entry visa. It allows you to enter the country only once and to carry out a maximum stay of 30 days. He is valid for a period of 90 days from its date of issue;
- the multiple entry visa. With this sesame, you can enter Egypt as many times as you wish throughout the validity period of the visa which is 180 days.
You can apply for an Egypt visa online or at the consulate.
What to do and what to visit in Egypt?
Visit of the pyramids, cruise on the Nile, safari in the desert, snorkeling and other marine activities at the Red Sea, discovery of archaeological treasures in the big cities… The possibilities of routes and discoveries during a stay in Egypt are also numerous that varied. It is also difficult to imagine seeing and doing everything on a single trip to Egypt. The ideal is therefore to organize your tour before departure in order to fully enjoy your stay.
In Cairo, as well as in other big cities like Alexandria, Hurghada, Aswan Where Luxor, discover the Egyptian art of living, through gastronomy and the local culture rich in its many influences.
When it comes to accommodation, there are many options available to you. Between 3, 4 or even 5 star hotels, boutique hotels and other accommodation located near the main tourist sites, you choose according to your budget and your preferences. The best is to do it as soon as possible.
When to apply for a visa for Egypt
If you plan to go to one of the country’s seaside towns, it is best to plan your stay in the period from June to September. It is the hottest of the year. However, try to pack your suitcase accordingly so as not to fall victim to the scorching temperatures that can characterize this season. On the other hand, if you are planning many outings during your stay in Egypt, it is preferable to book your ticket between October and March.
As for your Visa application, it is recommended that you do it at least 14 days before the scheduled flight date. It takes between 3 and 5 working days for the processing of online requests and 5 to 7 working days for those made at the consulate.