Egypt is one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the world, thanks to its incredible ancient landmarks such as the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Valley of the Kings. It’s now easier than ever to visit the Land of the Pharaohs for short stays of tourism and business, thanks to the Egypt online visa launched by the Egyptian government in 2017. The Egypt e-Visa is available to eligible citizens from a total of 46 counties and will save travelers the time and hassle of trying to get a Finnish visa for Egypt from an embassy or consulate or having to wait in line for the Finnish Egypt visa on arrival.
Yes, either an e-Visa for Egypt for Finnish citizens or an Egypt visa on arrival is required to travel to the country for short stays for purposes of tourism. Both allow a maximum 30-day stay in Egypt, although applying through the quick and easy Egypt online visa form saves the time and hassle of waiting in long lines at the Egyptian border.
To complete the Egypt e-Visa for Finnish citizens application, it’s necessary to fill the form with a range of personal data and passport details, as well as provide information about travel plans and the purpose of the visit.
The Egypt visa application will only take around 10-15 minutes to complete, although it’s essential to double check all the information provided on the form, especially the email address to receive the Egypt visa from Finland in the inbox. Any errors in the data provided can result in the e-Visa for Egypt being rejected or delayed.
Once the applicant has received the Egypt online visa in the inbox, it’s advised to print a copy to present to Egyptian border control upon arrival. As the final decision for approval or denial lies with the officials at the border, it’s also advised to provide supporting documentation upon arrival, including a printed travel itinerary and evidence of hotel booking or other proof of accommodation.
To meet the Egypt Visa Requirements for Finnish citizens, applicants are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry to Egypt, as well as to provide a scanned copy of the passport information page. A valid credit/debit card to pay the Egypt visa fee and a current email address to receive the e-Visa for Egypt in the inbox are also required.
It’s also necessary to apply for the Egypt online visa at least 7 days before traveling to the country, in order to leave enough time for the Egypt visa from Finland to be processed.
Unlike the Egypt visa on arrival, the Egypt online visa for Finnish citizens is available as either a Single-entry or Multiple-entry Visa for Egypt through the online application. While both are valid for 90 days from the date of issue and allow for a maximum stay of 30 consecutive days in the country, the multiple-entry Egypt e-Visa for Finland allows travelers to come and go to the country within the validity period.
The multiple-entry visa must be applied for online before traveling to Egypt, as there is no visa on arrival option available. Finnish citizens who want to work long-term in Egypt must first get a multiple-entry visa for Egypt before applying for a work permit once in the country. The application must be directed to the Egyptian Labour Ministry, alongside representatives of the Finnish applicant’s Egyptian employer.
For stays of longer than 90 days for tourism, Finnish citizens need to apply for an e-Visa for Egypt at their home country’s Egyptian embassy.
The Egyptian Embassy in Helsinki