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Hi we are travelling to hurgada on Friday for a weeks holiday in the sun.I have been told by someone that there is a charge to enter the country but others have said you do not have to pay if you are not leaving the area. As we plan on staying in the hotel from start to finish will we have to pay and if so which is the cheapest way to pay? thanks in advance for you replys

laura

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1. Re: entry cost

Hi,

Extract from the Sharm forum Tips thread; the same applies to Nuweiba:

VISAS: - Single entry visas are obtainable when you land in Sharm – usually £10 if you pay in sterling. Join the queue on the far left, or far right, if you can, where it says $15 on the booth, not the Thomson queue - change is given in local currency if you hand over sterling.

You'll only need a visa if you intend to leave Sinai during your stay in Sharm – i.e. if you intend to visit Cairo, Luxor, & Ras Mohamed by boat, road or quad. No visa required for Mount Sinai & St. Catherine’s monastery, Tiran Island boat trip, desert quads or seascope trips. If not intending to leave Sinai, write “Sinai only” on the back of the landing card & proceed to passport control.

This waiver applies if you’re visiting Sinai for 15 days or less; any longer & you must buy a visa. (It’s a “throwback” from the Camp David Peace Treaty.)

Multiple entry visas are available at about £18 from the embassy in London, prior to travel.

If you decide that you want a visa part way thru your hol there was a provision for your rep to obtain one for you, but not at the discounted prices & they would expect about £3 handling fee too.

Regards

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2. Re: entry cost

The previous message applies mainly to visitors travelling to the Sinai area (Sharm/Taba/ Nuweiba/Dahab). When you were told there is no 'charge' to stay in the area that someone was probably referring to this part of Egypt.

For Hurghada you will need a visa - cheapest will be to buy on arrival. Getting in advance form the Egyptian Consulate needs you to send your passport 9by registered post etc) to London.

Edited: 31 March 2010, 17:53
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thanks for your replys :-)

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