Travelers to Egypt from Iceland require a visa to enter. Since December 2017 the easiest way for Icelandic citizens to get a tourist visa for Egypt has been with the Egypt e-Visa. This electronic visa allows citizens of Iceland and 45 other countries to enter for a short stay of up to 30 days or, in the case of the multiple-entry visa, to enter multiple times for up to 90 days.
Few documents are required for the Egypt online visa for travelers from Iceland. These include a passport, a completed application form and a means of payment.
The Egypt e-Visa is very easy to request and will take just minutes to apply for. Take care to ensure that all the details are correct, as inaccurate details could mean that the application is rejected. All you will need to apply for your Egypt e-Visa is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival, an email address to receive your Egypt e-Visa at, and a credit or debit card to pay for it with.
You are advised to apply at least 7 days before you are due to travel. When filling in the Egypt e-Visa application form you will be asked to provide your full name, address, date of birth and full passport details (passport number, issue and expiry date, etc.) One of the visa requirements for Icelandic citizens is that you will need to upload a scan of your passport on the passport information page. There will also be a series of security questions about past trips that you have made, etc.
After the e-Visa has been approved you will then receive it at the email address that you have given on the application form. Once approved, you will need to print it off and bring it with you to the airport for the Egyptian immigration officials. You will then be a step away from exploring this fascinating country, land of the pharaohs, home of the pyramids and much more.
There is an alternative for Icelandic citizens to have a short stay in Egypt, and that is the visa on arrival. This means that instead of already having your Egypt eVisa ready for inspection, you will need to queue at the airport for your visa. This can sometimes involve long waits. In this case, you may also be required to pay in local currency and so will need to have enough Egyptian Dinars to pay for your visa on arrival.
Another downside to visa on arrival is that only a single-entry visa can be processed, allowing for up to 30 days. The multi-entry option that can be selected for the Egypt e-Visa, allowing multiple entries for up to 90 days, is not an option for the Egypt visa on arrival for Icelandic citizens.
Egypt does not have an embassy or consulate in Iceland.