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Visa for Canadians to Egypt

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Visa for Canadians to Egypt

I understand that Canadians or most people who travel to Egypt as tourist can just get the visa at airport in Cairo etc.

For canadian citizen on canadian passport, would i need 2 passport size photos to get the visa at the airport in Cairo?

As would the airlines that leave to Cairo require any documentation prior to passengers boarding plane of getting a visa on route to Egypt from other country?

is getting visa at airport in Cairo the best option and most economical option?

Would it speed things up to get the visa prior to going to Egypt, or the lines there not too long usually?


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1. Re: Visa for Canadians to Egypt

You don't need any photos for the visa, it's a stamped sticker which is inserted into your passport.

Getting a visa on arrival at the airport is the simplest option. I've never experienced significant queues at the bank kiosks on arrival.

I'm not clear what your second question is asking.

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I would check before you travel with the embassy what visa rules apply to you. I only say this as I rent out an apartment and had guests who were a Canadian family who lived in Germany but obviously had Canadian passports. They tried to buy a visa on arrival at the airport but were not allowed and were refused entry to sharm. They had to go back to Germany on the plane they had arrived on ,get a visa from the embassy and then catch the next available flight back out to sharm ! I'm not sure if being in the forces had something to do with it or the fact they were Canadian but I'd check just to make sure .

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