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Egypt Adds Electronic Visas for Easier Entry

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Dreaming of visiting the pyramids? You no longer have to face the hassle of getting an Egypt travel visa through a consulate, or worry about long lines at an airport visa counter after a long-haul flight.

The country, which is seeing tourism numbers rise once again, just introduced electronic visas for trips up to three months long, meaning you can buy them online before you go. Other countries that require visas for Americans but offer them online ahead of time include Australia and Brazil.

How to Get an Egypt Travel Visa

The convenience in the online option is undeniable: You can just log into the Egypt travel visa website, fill out a form, pay the $25 by credit or debit card, wait a few days for processing, and download documentation of your E-Visa.

More and more countries are adopting this easy system for travelers from the U.S. and Canada, and Egypt is a welcome addition to the list. The website suggests you apply at least seven days before departure. Visas for multiple entries cost $60. Some areas of the country are safer than others, according to the Department of State’s Egypt travel alert.

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