EGYPT has introduced electronic visas for tourists to purchase before travelling; it is great news for British tourists who can now apply online just a week before the trip.
The Egyptian government said it wanted to simplify travel and speed up waits at border control, offering an alternative to applications upon arrival or through the Egyptian Consulate prior to travel.
Tourism is an essential source of income in Egypt, the country is in fact considered the oldest tourist destination in the world. Earlier this year, the Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Yasser al-Qady disclosed their plans to implement an electronic visa system in order to increase border control and national security. This is a sign of Egypt’s desire to welcome visitors while making the country safer.
March saw the announcement from the Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Yasser al-Qady that Egypt would be joining a growing list of countries from around the world who have implemented a new electronic visa system to improve border controls.