I’m going to Egypt in October (arriving and leaving from El Cairo). I’ll be in Nuweiba for a week and we want to visit Petra for two days. After asking advices and looking at Internet we have decided to cross the borders by land (instead of the ferries that it seems that they are not very reliable).
The problem is that I’ve been told that when you want to come back from Jordan to Egypt you need a full visa entry and in the Taba border they only dispatch the “Sinai pass” (only for the Sinai area). That wouldn’t be a problem but I have to come back to Cairo for taking the plain to Spain. (I’m European citizen).
Today I’ve called to the Egyptian Embassy in Spain and it has been worthless…
Has anyone go to Petra passing through Israel and Jordan and coming back to Egypt the next day?
Do you really need to get and “special visa” in advance?
I would really appreciate all your comments!