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Visa Requirements for Egyptian Citizens
Visa requirements for citizens of Egypt are the rules and regulations that decide which type of visa or travel authorization (if any) is needed for an Egyptian passport holder to enter a foreign country.
The Henley Passport Index currently ranks the Egyptian passport as the 90th strongest in the world in terms of the number of countries it permits access to. It allows holders to travel to around 50 destinations without having to apply for a visa in advance.
The visa requirements for Egyptian citizens vary depending on the country or territory to which they are traveling. Different visas may be required for visits of different purposes and lengths of time.
Nationals of Egypt may obtain their visas online for a number of destinations by completing an application form on an electronic visa (eVisa) platform. These digital visas tend to be quick and easy to obtain thanks to streamlined, user-friendly systems.
Other countries and territories have visa on arrival facilities for Egyptian visitors, which allow them to apply for and obtain a visa at the border.
A number of countries require Egyptians to apply for a visa in person at an embassy or consulate. This is usually a lengthier process than that of electronic visas.
Egyptian passport holders enjoy visa exemption for various countries, meaning that they do not need to apply for a visa. For certain visa-free destinations, it is necessary to register with an electronic travel authorization (ETA) system online before traveling to enter without a visa.
If an Egyptian national plans to move and/or work abroad, the majority of countries and territories require that they apply for a residence visa and/or work visa. These are usually only issued by embassies or consulates.