File Photo: Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Eissa during a ceremony organized on Tuesday evening in celebration of the 200th anniversary of deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphs carved into the Rosetta Stone. Photo courtesy of Tourism Ministry
In a press conference held today, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa announced that tourists from China can obtain an entering visa upon arrival to Egypt, while Indian tourists who hold a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) resident visa can obtain an entering visa upon arrival to Egypt.
These facilities, he said, go hand in hand with the facilities already offered to holders of a valid and used entry visa from Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Japan, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Turkish tourists can obtain Egypt entry visa upon arrival without age restriction, while Algerian and Moroccan tourists can obtain the same visa on the condition that they are part of a tourist group.
Tourists from Iran will be allowed a visa upon arrival when heading only to South Sinai through a certified tourist agency.
As for Israeli tourists, the ministry announced that Israelis would be allowed to come in groups to Hurghada, with the sponsorship of certified tourism companies.
Meanwhile, those coming from Iraq will obtain a visa upon arrival to Egypt on the condition that they hold a valid and used visa to Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Japan, Australia, Canada or New Zealand.
Those under 16 and over 60 can obtain an electronic entry visa to Egypt from the E-Visa platform.
Issa also pointed out that soon the government will announce a new multi entry visa to Egypt valid for five years which will be issued for a fee of $700.