Required for most nationalities. Single-entry, 30-day tourist visas cost US$25 and are available online (https://visa2egypt.gov.eg) for 41 nationalities. Otherwise, visas can be purchased at the airport on arrival. Visa extensions are possible once in-country.
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Transport in Egypt is fairly efficient and very reasonably priced. Be aware that because of security concerns, some areas and transport modes are or may become off limits to foreign travellers.
Air Most domestic flights go through Cairo. When using EgyptAir's website, switch your home location to Egypt to get the cheapest domestic fares.
Train The most comfortable option for travelling to Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan. The two classes of trains – Spanish and the more expensive Special – both have air-con 1st- and 2nd-class seats.
Bus There are frequent buses between Egyptian cities. Buses are comfortable and reliable. Book in advance.
Car It is not advisable to drive in Cairo, but cars with driver are readily available and reasonably priced.