Travel advisory: UAE Embassy in Cairo alerts tourists of new US$25 entry visa fee to Egypt

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Dubai: Arab and Gulf vacationers will quickly should pay a brand new visa price to enter Egypt, based on a call printed within the Egyptian authorities gazette.

On its official social media channels, the UAE Embassy in Cairo introduced that ranging from March 21, 2021, vacationers from Arab nations and the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) shall be required to pay a visa price of US $25, which is equal to Dh92.

On its official Twitter account, the UAE mission mentioned: “The UAE Embassy want to inform nationals from Gulf countries and the states included in the League of Arab States that Egyptian authorities have imposed entry visa fees on all citizens of Arab countries, at an amount of US $25. Note that the decree will take effect from March 21, 2021.”

The 22 nations within the Arab League embody: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the UAE and Yemen.

The journey advisory from the UAE Embassy was made following the choice by Inside Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq on visa charges for residents of Arab nations visiting Egypt, which was printed within the Egyptian authorities gazette.

The choice exempted nations that had beforehand signed exemption agreements with Egypt, however didn’t specify these nations.

Earlier in June 2020, Egypt mentioned it imposed an entry visa price on Gulf states, specifically Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain, though the choice was not carried out on the time, and it was ultimately cancelled and postponed till now.

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A earlier determination had additionally imposed entry visa charges on Qatari residents, which was efficient since November 2017.

Tourism in Egypt throughout COVID-19

Tourism is the principle supply of Egypt’s nationwide earnings, and was hard-hit by the pandemic.

In an effort to spice up Egypt’s very important tourism trade, authorities final September allowed travellers arriving at airports in resort cities of Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Marsa Allam and Taba to endure the PCR take a look at at these airports for 30 {dollars} if they didn’t have a COVID-19 damaging certificates.

All travellers, together with Egyptians, are required to current a damaging CPR take a look at end result to be allowed into Egypt. The take a look at ought to be carried out 72 hours earlier than arriving within the nation. The Egyptian authorities earlier mentioned the measure was taken attributable to latest will increase in virus infections in a number of nations.

In Egypt, from January 3, 2020 to March 15, 2021, there have been 190,924 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 with 11,300 deaths, reported to the World Well being Organisation. As of March 3, 2021, a complete of 1,315 vaccine doses have been administered.

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