EGYPT INTRODUCES NEW MEASURES TO FACILITATE TOURIST VISAS FOR SEVERAL NATIONALITIES, INCLUDING ALLOWING CHINESE TOURISTS TO OBTAIN VISAS UPON ARRIVAL AND CANCELLING THE PRIOR SECURITY VISA FOR TURKISH TOURISTS. THESE MEASURES ARE EXPECTED TO BOOST INCOMING TOURISM TO THE COUNTRY.
Egypt has implemented a series of new measures aimed at facilitating tourist visas for visitors from several nationalities, as part of an effort to increase incoming tourism. The new measures, which have been implemented at various airports and seaports, include allowing Chinese tourists to obtain visas upon arrival from Egyptian seaports and airports, while Algerian and Moroccan tourist groups can now enter the country with a visa upon arrival sponsored by accredited tourism companies.
Turkish tourists are also now able to obtain visas upon arrival without being restricted to a specific age group, and the prior security visa for the age group from 18 to 45 years has been cancelled. Iraqi and Syrian tourists are also now able to obtain visas upon arrival at Egyptian seaports and airports, provided they hold a valid entry visa from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the Schengen Area, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, or Australia.
In addition, under 16s and over 60s will be able to obtain an electronic visa through the E-Visa platform. These new facilities and measures are expected to have a positive impact on increasing the number of incoming tourists, according to industry experts.
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