The accuracy of the information on this page has been confirmed as of November 2018.
Determine if you require a visa
Citizens of the following countries are exempt from visa requirements when visiting Egypt:
- United Arab Emirates
- Saudi Arabia
Citizens of all other countries will require a visa to enter Egypt.
Obtaining a visa
Citizens of the following countries are required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa:
- Holy See
- Korea, Republic of
- Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
- Moldova, Republic of
- New Zealand
- Russian Federation
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
You are advised to apply for an e-Visa at least 7 days before your departure by visiting the Egypt E-Visa Portal.
Note: It is also currently possible for citizens from this category to obtain an Egyptian tourist visa on arrival at the Cairo International airport. Visas may be purchased at the bank kiosks before the immigration counters for $25. The visa can be purchased in foreign currency cash only – US dollars are advised. You cannot pay the visa fee with a credit or debit card or with Egyptian pounds so it is necessary to take foreign cash with you if you do not have an e-Visa.
Citizens of others countries
Citizens of the following countries are advised to consult their local Egyptian Consulate or Embassy on latest visa requirements for entering into Egypt:
- Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
- Islamic Republic of Pakistan
- Lebanese Republic
- Republic of Armenia
- Republic of Iraq
- Republic of Kosovo
- Syrian Arab Republic
Should you require a formal invitation letter from the organizers so that you are eligible for a visa to attend the conference, indicate this (by ticking the appropriate box) when filling out the registration form. The invitation letter will be issued after you register.
If you used a variation of you name when registering make sure to specify the name listed on your passport when requesting the invitation letter. Any difference between the name on your passport and the name on your invitation letter could lead to a delay or possible denial of your visa.