The world is huge

Don't miss any of it

Travel news, itineraries, and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox.

By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Pyramids Egypt Travel Visa

Egypt Adds Electronic Visas for Easier Entry

Dreaming of visiting the pyramids? You no longer have to face the hassle of getting an Egypt travel visa through a consulate, or worry about long lines at an airport visa counter after a long-haul flight.

The country, which is seeing tourism numbers rise once again, just introduced electronic visas for trips up to three months long, meaning you can buy them online before you go. Other countries that require visas for Americans but offer them online ahead of time include Australia and Brazil.

How to Get an Egypt Travel Visa

The convenience in the online option is undeniable: You can just log into the Egypt travel visa website, fill out a form, pay the $25 by credit or debit card, wait a few days for processing, and download documentation of your E-Visa.

More and more countries are adopting this easy system for travelers from the U.S. and Canada, and Egypt is a welcome addition to the list. The website suggests you apply at least seven days before departure. Visas for multiple entries cost $60. Some areas of the country are safer than others, according to the Department of State’s Egypt travel alert.

Don't Miss a Trip, Tip, or Deal!

Let us do the legwork! Sign up for our free newsletter now.

By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

More from SmarterTravel:

We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Top Fares From