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Egypt Plans to Implement ‘Electronic Visa Application System’ to Attract More Tourists

Egypt Plans to Implement ‘Electronic Visa Application System’ to Attract More Tourists

Stock photo of tourists at the Pyramids shared by the Israeli Embassy in Egypt

In a step that aims to facilitate visa procedures to tourists, Egypt’s Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar met with Telecommunication Minister Yasser Al-Qady to discuss the development of a new system that will allow issuance of electronic visas.

The step is expected to positively affect the tourism sector and the rate of incoming tourists to Egypt, as it will facilitate the procedures of obtaining the Egyptian visa.

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ordered to accelerate the implementation of the E-Visa system during his meeting with the Supreme Council for Tourism. Travelers will be able to obtain their Egyptian visa through an online system that will speed up the procedures for obtaining visas and smoothen the process undertaken in the airports upon their arrival.

Abdel-Ghaffar said the Interior Ministry is keen on implementing the new system and also upgrade the security technological systems it has. Al-Qady stressed the importance of the cooperation between the two ministries in order to achieve the highest quality possible of services for foreign nationals in Egypt.

Member of Parliament Mohamed Al-Massoud said the E-Visas system will help boost tourism in Egypt. He said hat the new system has significantly helped the tourism sector in Turkey.

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