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Egypt stops visas on arrival for all foreign tourists

Egypt axes visas on arrival for non-Egyptian tourists.
Egypt axes visas on arrival for non-Egyptian tourists. Image by Maya-Anaïs Yataghène / CC BY 2.0

Egypt will no longer be offering visas on arrival for non-Egyptian visitors, effective from 15 May, 2015. Tourists will be required to apply for a visa from embassies in advance of travel, a move which many say will have a negative impact on the already struggling tourism industry. The decision was made to give intelligence services more time to assess those who are travelling to the country. Read more: reuters.com