Egypt Country Profile Additional Information

General Information  

Source/Year 

Country size

1,001,450 km² – Slightly bigger than Tanzania

CIA

Population

82,079,000 – 15th most populous nation

2011 estimate

Population Growth Rate

1.96%

2011 estimate

GDP per capita

$6,200

2010 estimate

Age Structure

0 – 14 years: 32.7% 15 – 64 years: 62.8% 65 years and over: 4.5%

2011 estimate

Life Expectancy

72.66 years (Male: 70.07, Female: 75.38)

2011 estimate

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Other Comments  

Some examples of Egyptian tourist visa fees at a variety of consular of consular missions:

Country

Tourist Visa Fees:

Single Entry

Tourist Visa Fees:

Multiple Entry

Argentina

18 US$

23 US$

Australia

35 $A

42 $A

Austria

300 AS

380 AS

Belgium

1100 BF

1300 BF

Brazil

25 Cr$

30 Cr$

Canada

25 $c

31 $c

Cyprus (Cypriot nationals)

8 Pound;

-

Cyprus (other nationals)

12 Pound;

14 Pound;

Denmark (Danish nationals)

132 Kr

-

Denmark (other nationals)

188 Kr

240 Kr

Finland (Finnish nationals)

100 Mk

Mk

Finland (other nationals)

140 Mk

175 Mk

France

25

30

Germany (German nationals)

25

-

Germany (other nationals)

30

30

Greece

25

30

Holland

25

30

Indonesia

45,000 Rp

60,000 Rp

Ireland

16,5 £

20,5 £

Italy

25

30

Japan

5,500 Yen;

7,000 Yen;

Malaysia

46 M$

57 M$

Norway (Norwegian nationals)

130 Kr

 

Norway (other nationals)

180 Kr

215 Kr

Portugal

25

 

Russia (Russian nationals)

53,000 Rub

 

Russia (other nationals)

85,000 Rub

 

Singapore

46 S$

58 S$

South Korea

15,000 W

20,000 W

Spain

25

30

Sweden

170 Kr

220 Kr

Switzerland

50 SF

60 SF

United Kingdom

15 Pound;

18 Pound;

United States (US nationals)

15 $

 

United States (other nationals)

20 $

23 $

- Remark: all above figures are correct at the time of posting but may be subject to change without prior notice).

- Source of this information is www.touregypt.net

Exemptions from Egyptian Visa Fees

Egyptian visa fees do not apply to the following:

-   Holders of diplomatic passports;

-   Officials of international organizations and specialized agencies and state delegates to conferences.

-   Arab League officials;

-   Non-national spouses of Egyptian nationals;

-   Non-national members of the clergy, prominent scientists, journalists and members of official cultural, educational and sports delegations;

-   Non-national students studying in Egyptian institutions;

-   Non-diplomatic personnel of diplomatic and consular missions affected in Egypt;

-   Parents, siblings and adult children of members of the diplomatic and consular corps affected in Egypt; and

-   Nationals of Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia and the United States are partially exempt from Egyptian visa fees and will, therefore, pay a reduced fee.

- Remark: all above figures are correct at the time of posting but may be subject to change without prior notice).- Source of this information is www.touregypt.net

Useful Information  

Source/Year 

Time Zone (GMT +/-)

GMT +2

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Climate Description

Desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters

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Currency & Two letter code

Egyptian Pound: EGP

-

Telephone Dialing Code

+20 (Cairo 2, Alexandria 3)

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Driving

Left or Right

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Visa Requirements & Cost

All non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a valid passport. There are 3 types of Egyptian visas: (1) Tourist Visa: is usually valid for a period not exceeding three months and granted on either single or multiple entry basis (2) Entry Visa: is required for any foreigner arriving in Egypt for purposes other than tourism, e.g. work, study, etc. The possession of a valid Entry Visa is needed to complete the residence procedure in Egypt (3) Transit Visa: Foreigners arriving on board cruise ships are granted permission to visit the port of arrival for 24 hours and catch their ship at the same port. Air passengers transiting in Egyptian airports are allowed entry for a trip not exceeding the period of 24 hours. In the event of emergency landing, passengers are entitled to enter Egypt for a period of: 24 hours in case of poor weather conditions or 48 hours in case of aircraft technical faults · The cost of a visa varies from country to country, for example a Tourist visa costs US$15 for a US national, €30 for a German national and £18 for a UK national… in most instances Multiple Entry visas cost slightly more. · The following nationals are exempt from visa requirement when visiting Egypt: Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the UAE and also holders of diplomatic passports of Argentina, Bosnia Herzegovina, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Singapore, Slovak Republic and Turkey

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Money Parity and Inflation  

Year 

Exchange Rate (USD = Local Currency) 

Rate of Inflation 

2011

US$1 = EGP 5.95

12.8%

2010

US$1 = EGP 5.50

11.9%

2005

US$1 = EGP 5.80

9.5%

2000

US$1 = EGP 3.45

2.8%