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visa fees will be increased

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visa fees will be increased

As al-ahram reports, visa fees will be raised by $ 5.- as of 1 May.

…ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/99689/Busines…

Even though tourists minister Zazou is certainly right in saying that this is not a lot of money, I still think that this decision ist not very wise considering the current situation.

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11. Re: visa fees will be increased

The Foreign Office website today states the visa price has increased to $25 - confused, I am!

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12. Re: visa fees will be increased

Does anyone know how much the visa will be in GB£ ?

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13. Re: visa fees will be increased

$25 = £15 approx.

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14. Re: visa fees will be increased

Great business sense - tourists are not visiting Egypt, so lets put the price of the Visa! they should be reducing the price to encourage people to visit.

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The $10 or £5 raise in the visa price is not going to stop anyone from going to Egypt. The Visa cost in Egypt has been low for years. It is a realatively small increase that is needed for the government to pay its bills.

Jordan just raised its Visa by £17, so the increase in the visa in Egypt is quite modest.

Again the rise in the visa cost is not going to keep anyone away.

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That is an very naive belief that the fee will not keep people away. If you add it all up for say a family of five it will cost more. Factor in the continuing situation currently in the country and realistically the fees should have remained the same.

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Considering the very high exchange rates in Egypt at the moment at least 20/25% more its cheaper to visit now than 2010.

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It would appear that some news reports got the figure wrong. The new price would indeed seem to be $25. Still value for money (certainly at the current exchnage rates) imo.

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JustinL

Most North Americans are not even going to notice or care if the cost of their vacation has gone up $10US or not. Same goes for Europeans. It is not naive thinking it is simply how it is.

The exchange rate and the fact that for food and accommodation you can really stretch your money further still makes Egypt a bargain with the increases to the visa cost.

The increase to the visa cost is not going to stop anyone from going.