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Visa question

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Visa question

Hi,

We are leaving for the middle east on Friday. I previously read that we could get a visa at the airport. We are both US citizens. However, I just saw this on trip advisor and got really nervous: "In September 2011, the government of Egypt has frozen a decision requiring tourists from the United States, Europe, Australia, Gulf countries, Africa, Latin America and Asia to apply for visas before arrival in the country. Tourists can still obtain a visa at the airport upon arrival."

What does this mean? Is there an application we have to complete prior to leaving?

Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Visa question

@snsmith

No such an application prior to leaving

American tourists can still obtain a visa at the airport upon arrival.

Regards

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There was a move earlier in the year, at short notice, to introduce visa on advance application only (ie not on arrival). This decision however was changed almost immeditately and at present American citizans can still get visa on arrival.

If you have any further doubt, check out the website for your nearest Egyptian Embassy/consulate.

Canton of Zurich...
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Thanks for the quick responses ;-) You guys just put me at ease big time!

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You are welcome!

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Pleasure. Go and enjoy your holiday.

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