Customs Regulations and Visa Requirements of Egypt
A visa to enter Egypt is possible at the country’s embassy in Moscow, as well as directly at the entrance to the country.
Obtaining a single entry visa is carried out at the points of entry into the country except for the airport in Cairo and border points with Israel (“Rafah”, “Taba”). This may require health insurance or a travel voucher. Check a2zdirectory for history of Egypt.
The cost of a visa stamp, which is pasted into the passport upon entry into the country, is $ 15, has a period of 30 days.
The main documents required for citizens of the Russian Federation to obtain a visa to Egypt at the embassy in Moscow:
- Passport valid for at least two (better than six) months by the end of your stay in the country
- A photocopy of the first page of the international passport, which contains the personal data of the person entering the country
- Questionnaire (filled in in English), which is personally signed by the applicant
- 1 photograph 3×4 cm (color or black and white) of a standard sample
- A photocopy of the passport page with registration at the place of residence in the Russian Federation
- Insurance policy and a copy of it with a coverage amount of 15 thousand USD.
- Travel voucher or hotel booking confirmation
- Photocopy of birth certificate (for persons under the age of majority)
Currently, the consular fee for Russian citizens is 350 rubles (paid directly at the consulate when applying for a visa).
For children under 12 years of age, the consular fee is not paid.
A child over the age of 14 must have their own passport. Children under the age of 12 fit into the passport of their parents, while they enter the country for free. A photograph of the child (regardless of age) must be pasted into the parents’ passport. A child can get a personal passport until the age of 14, in which case the same fee is charged from him as from adults.
Upon arrival in the country, an immigration card is filled out at the airport (a sample of the filling can be obtained in advance).
When entering Egypt, within 7 days you need to visit the police department, where they will make a mark in the passport. For a tourist, this can be done by the hotel where he stayed.
Visitors to the country who have overstayed their visa pay a fine of $17 and have the right to fly only from Cairo on a regular flight.
If a tourist receives a new passport, it is necessary to check the correctness of all the basic data of the owner. It is necessary to handle the passport with care, it should not have extraneous entries and damage. When you arrive in a foreign country, keep your passport with you at all times.
In addition, it is advisable to make spare photocopies: pages of passports (foreign passport and internal Russian) with all important data and visas, a tourist voucher. Additional passport photos (including children) may also come in handy.
It will not be superfluous to have with you the phone number of the Russian Embassy in Cairo: +2 02 748 93 53, +2 02 748 93 54.
For tourists who do not have Russian citizenship, other rules for entering Egypt may be established. For more information, please contact the Egyptian Embassy in Russia.
In Egypt, there are a number of restrictions on the import and export of certain items. See Egypt import restrictions.
Allowed to import duty-free (tourists over 20 years old):
- Items for personal use (this also includes medicines, perfumes, cosmetics and food within the limits of personal necessity for the entrant)
- Up to 1 liter of spirits (more than 22% alcohol by volume) and up to 2 liters of beer
- Up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or up to 250 g of tobacco (for tourists over 15 years old)
Import of currency exceeding $3000 is subject to customs declaration.
Allowed to export duty-free:
Duty-free export from Egypt is subject to the same rules as for import. It should be noted that when exporting alcoholic beverages from the country, an appropriate mark must be put in the passport.
It is forbidden to import and export from Egypt:
- National currency (currency can be changed at the airport) and more than $5,000.
- Electrical goods, audio and video equipment. Such items must be declared, each of them must be marked in the passport.
- Narcotic substances.
- Antiques and any item of historical and cultural value. To export such items, it is necessary to prepare documents confirming the legality of its acquisition. This also includes ivory, corals, sea shells, stuffed animals. Be sure to keep the sales receipt confirming the purchase of a particular product.
- Video recordings, films and printed publications that are contrary to the religious norms of Islam, morality, morality, as well as those that can disrupt public order and damage the security of the country.