The Egypt e-Visa has been designed to make the process of obtaining a visa to the country much simpler. Cypriot nationals are required to obtain a visa to travel to Egypt for short-term stays. The Egypt e-Visa for Cypriot citizens can be completed in a matter of minutes. It is the easiest way to get a visa and saves the traveler the hassle of going to an embassy or consulate.
In 2017 the Egyptian Government introduced the Egypt e-Visa for Cypriot nationals. The Egypt e-Visa online application form can be completed in a few minutes and the applicant simply needs an Internet connection and their passport information.
There are two types of Egypt e-Visa available for Cyprus nationals. The electronic visa for Cypriot travelers is available as a single-entry visa (for stays of up to 30 days) or as a multiple-entry visa (valid for up to 180 days). The multiple-entry visa allows the e-Visa holder to leave and reenter Egypt on multiple occasions, for stays of up to 30 days, as long as the visa is valid. Cypriot nationals are not allowed to travel to Egypt without a valid visa.
Cyprus passport holders can easily apply for their visa to Egypt. The Egypt e-Visa application can be completed in a few minutes. However, it is important to note that applications can take up to seven days to process, and on rare occasions, it might take longer. Therefore, it is strongly advised to apply with enough time in advance.
In order to apply for the Egypt e-Visa, the applicant needs to follow these three main steps:
Cyprus nationals who wish to get their Egypt e-Visa will need to fill out the e-Visa for Egypt form. The application requires that the eligible traveler, a Cypriot citizen, enters a range of information that includes their full name, address, date of birth, and passport data. Before finishing, the applicant will need to answer some security and health-related questions, which should be answered honestly and accurately.
Applicants should bear in mind that any mistakes or inaccuracies could lead to complications or delays. Before submitting the application, it is advised to revise all of the information entered.
To get the visa, it is essential to meet the requirements established by the Egyptian government. Please note the following passport requirements for Cypriot citizens who wish to apply for the Egypt e-Visa:
To simplify the process of getting a visa, the Egypt e-Visa was introduced in 2017. However, there is still a visa on arrival for Cypriot nationals. The Egypt visa on arrival is only available as a single-entry visa and is valid for just 30 days.
The e-Visa for Egypt is an easier and more convenient way to get a visa. But, if you have run out of time, (since you need at least a week to apply) the visa on arrival is an alternative.
Upon arrival in Egypt, Cypriot citizens can get a visa sticker from any of the kiosks that are available. Most likely, it will be necessary to wait in line, complete the application and pay the visa fee at the kiosk. It is not possible to pay with a debit or credit card, therefore, the traveler should have the cash to cover the cost of the visa on arrival.
If for some reason you have some issues during your stay in Egypt, you can visit the Embassy of Cyprus in Cairo.
Cypriot Embassy in Cairo, Egypt