Travelling from Israel to Egypt and back
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Dec 6, 2012 4:16 PM Last Post By: AirportInfo
Dec 6, 2012 3:43 PM
Travelling from Israel to Egypt and backHey,
We are to arrive to Isreal around Christmas, and plan to travel to Egypt in few days time. Is it possible to cross the border at all? And if so, is it safe?
Our plan is to travel back in about 2 weeks time, and spend one more week in Israel. So the second crossing is planned about two weeks later.
Thanks for your help!
Dec 6, 2012 3:51 PM
1Sure it's possible. The Taba border crossing just across from Eilat is open and perfectly safe.
The only hitch in your plan may include the requirement to secure a visa prior to arriving at the border crossing. The only Egyptian visa you can get at the border is a Sinai Peninsula only visa. If you wish to go to Cairo or elsewhere in Egypt beyond the Sinai you'll need to get an all Egypt visa prior to arrival at the border.
You can do this in one of several ways. You can get one from home prior to leaving, you can get one from the Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv or you can get one from the consulate in Eilat.
Dec 6, 2012 3:56 PM
2yes, we would like to go to Cairo as well. Planning to get the visa at home, in advance.
Is the Taba-Cairo ride safe?
Thanks for your quick answer!
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