The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
in Egypt will issue a new multiple-entry visa worth US$700, which will be
valid for a period of five years, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed
Issa announced yesterday
According to the al-Borsa newspaper,
Issa said that several new facilities for the tourism visa in Egypt
will be announced in the coming days.
In a Monday press conference, the
minister added that China is currently amongst the most promising markets
exporting tourists to Egypt.
Chinese tourists can obtain an
emergency entry visa at Egyptian ports, even if they come
individually, he said.
Issa explained that the new facilities
will also accommodate tourists coming from Turkey, Iraq, and India who hold
residency in Arab Gulf countries and Schengen visas, as well as tourists from
US, Japan, UK, New Zealand, and Canada.
Facilities will be provided for several other nationalities
such as Moroccans, Algerians and Iranians provided that they come in tourist
Up until April 2022 multiple-entry
visas were only valid for one year, he explained, when a decision was issued to
facilitate obtaining an emergency entry visa upon arrival at Egyptian ports.
Issa stated that the rates of tourist
flow to Egypt from the Russian market decreased by 40 percent, as
well as the influx of tourists from the Ukrainian market which
declined by about 80 percent during January-February compared to the same
period in 2022.
Italy recorded the highest growth rate
in tourist flow to Egypt during the past two months at 250 percent. Tourist
flow from US, the Netherlands and Kazakh markets have also seen a recent rise.
The past two months saw a 400
percent increase in the number of foreign passengers coming to Egypt at Luxor
Airport, Issa said.
He added that, starting September,
Egypt Air will operate direct flights between Cairo and Sao Paulo, Brazil.