Visa Requirements for Citizens of Egypt

Learn about the visa requirements for Egyptian nationals to enter other countries around the world.

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.

List of Visa Countries for Egyptian Passport Holders in 2021

Egyptian passport holders must apply for a visa or travel authorization to travel to around 225 countries around the world.

The visa required varies according to the destination, the purpose of traveling, and the length of time the Egyptian national plans to spend there. Visitors from Egypt must obtain the correct type of visa to cover their trip.

Some countries have a separate tourist visa, business visa, and transit visa, while others have a short-stay visit visa that covers multiple purposes.

Electronic visas (eVisas) and electronic travel authorizations (ETAs) for citizens of Egypt tend to grant entry for short stays for tourism and, in some cases, business and transit as well.

Egyptian travelers can obtain a visa on arrival for certain destinations, while for other countries it is only possible to apply for a visa at an embassy.

Where more than one option is possible, online visas and travel authorizations are recommended since they tend to be quicker and easier to apply than other types of visa and offer the convenience of applying from the Egyptian citizen’s own home, office, or anywhere that has an internet connection.

See below a map of all the countries for which Egyptian passport holders need a visa or travel authorization to visit.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization for Egyptians

Egyptian citizens are able to apply online for either an electronic visa (eVisa) or electronic travel authorization (ETA) to visit a number of different countries and territories.

An eVisa for Egyptians is an online visa, while an ETA for citizens of Egypt is a visa waiver that allows travelers to enter a country without a visa.

Around 25 different countries around the world have either an eVisa or ETA for Egyptian visitors.

The terms of ETAs and eVisas for nationals of Egypt differ depending on the country or territory. Some permit a single entry only, while other destinations have multiple-entry eVisas or ETAs.

An eVisa or ETA for Egyptian travelers may be used to enter a destination for tourism and, in some cases, for other purposes such as business or transit.

The maximum length of time that an Egyptian can spend in a country with an eVisa or ETA varies between 14 days and three months, depending on the destination.

Citizens of Egypt must complete an online application form to obtain an eVisa or ETA. This involves submitting some basic personal information, passport details, and, in some cases, travel plans and other background information.

Applicants for digital visas and travel authorizations must have a valid passport and provide an email address to receive their eVisa or ETA. Sometimes further supporting documentation is also required.

ETA and eVisa systems tend to be streamlined and user-friendly, providing a quick and convenient way for Egyptian travelers to obtain authorization to visit a foreign country.

The approved eVisa or ETA will be delivered by email. In some cases, it will be electronically linked to the Egyptian passport, while other countries require the traveler to bring a printed copy.

Consult the list below to find out which countries have an ETA or eVisa for Egyptian citizens.

Visa On Arrival for Egyptian Citizens

A visa on arrival for nationals of Egypt is a type of visa that is obtained by filling out an application form at the border of the country or territory to which the individual is traveling.

Around 25 different countries have visa on arrival facilities for Egyptian citizens. They may be obtained at designated airports, seaports, and land border checkpoints.

Visas on arrival for visitors from Egypt are usually only valid for a single entry and short stays, although some destinations may have multiple-entry options. They usually grant entry for the purpose of tourism, although for some destinations they may also permit business and/or transit.

Egyptian nationals with a visa on arrival can stay in a country or territory for a maximum period of between 7 days to 3 months, depending on the destination.

When applying for a visa on arrival, Egyptian travelers have to wait in line to fill out an application.

In certain countries or territories, it may be necessary to pay the processing fee in cash in the local currency.

If a destination also has an option to apply for an eVisa online beforehand, this is recommended to avoid unnecessary waiting at the border for a visa on arrival.

In the unlikely event that a visa on arrival application is rejected, the Egyptian traveler will be forced to return home, while applying for an eVisa in advance allows time to rectify the issue.

See below the list of countries that have a visa on arrival service for Egyptian visitors.

Visa On Arrival for Egyptian Citizens: Country list

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  • Angola
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Comoros
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Lebanon
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe

Embassy Visa Required for Egyptian Citizens

An embassy visa for Egyptian passport holders is any type of visa obtained from an overseas diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) of another country or territory.

Around 175 different countries require citizens of Egypt to submit an application in person at an embassy in order to acquire a visa to travel to the destination, regardless of the reason or length of stay, including short-stay tourist visas.

The majority of countries only issue residence visas and work visas from embassies and consulates. If an Egyptian national plans to relocate to another country and/or work there, it will be necessary to apply for the relevant visa at a diplomatic mission.

Egyptian citizens may need to make an appointment at the embassy of the country they plan to travel to. Travelers must complete an application form and provide supporting documentation. Some embassies interview all applicants.

Embassy visa applications for Egyptian travelers typically take longer than applying for an eVisa online. The processing time is also usually longer. It is advisable to apply well in advance of the planned trip.

Find below a list of destinations for which nationals of Egypt must apply for an embassy visa for any type or length of visit.

Embassy Visa Required for Egyptian Citizens: Country list

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  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna

Visa Not Required for Egyptian Citizens

Egyptian nationals may travel to a number of countries visa-free due to international agreements between these states and Egypt.

Holders of Egyptian passports are currently visa-exempt for around 15 destinations worldwide, including countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

Visa exemption for citizens of Egypt usually only applies for short-term stays for purposes of tourism and leisure and, in some cases, for transit and business visits.

The maximum length of time an Egyptian visitor can stay in a foreign country or territory without a visa varies from 14 days to 3 months.

In order to enter these destinations, travelers must simply present their valid Egyptian passport on arrival.

If a national of Egypt plans to travel to a country for a purpose or length of time not covered by the terms of the visa exemption (such as to live or work there), they must apply for the relevant visa in advance of traveling.

See below the list of countries that Egyptian citizens may travel to visa-free.

Visa Not Required for Egyptian Citizens: Country list

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  • Benin
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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