Yes, US passport holders must have a valid Egypt visa to enter the country. Citizens of the United States can obtain a tourist visa rapidly online. This is because the USA is eligible for Egypt’s e-Visa service.
The Egypt e-Visa allows United States citizens to visit for tourism for up to 30 days at a time.
It is possible to apply for an Egyptian e-Visa for US citizens entirely online. The process takes less than 15 minutes and the application is processed within 4 business days at most.
Americans traveling to Egypt for other reasons, such as work, study, or business, should inquire about the relevant visa type at an Egyptian embassy. Bear in mind that embassy visa applications usually take weeks to be approved, rather than a few days like the e-Visa.