Getting There

Entry into Egypt requires a passport valid for at least six months from the issue date for Australians, British, Canadians, EU residents and USA travelers. Nationals of these countries can get a tourist visa on arrival, which is valid for three months. Also, visas can be obtained from Egyptian consulates located in different countries. For business visa applications, a request from the company stating the reason for the visit is required. Travel visa on arrival can be obtained from the following airports in Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, and the port at Alexandria.

Egypt is well-connected to many places by international airlines with regular and direct flights from across the globe.   British Airways, Air France, and KLM along with Alitalia, Lufthansa and Emirates airlines.

The national airline in Egypt is Egypt Air (MS); its network is busy and connects to New York in the U.S., Bangkok in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Mumbai in India and many more 

Direct flights from Cairo are available to and from Africa, Morocco, Nairobi, and Johannesburg. The domestic network of EgyptAir is well connected to all the major towns and cities in Egypt. Spring and autumn are the peak tourist times, and therefore the most expensive flying seasons in Egypt. However, July to August are the cheapest times of the year to fly.

The major international airports in Egypt are

  • Cairo International Airport, Airport Code- CAI
  • Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, SSH
  • Hurghada International Airport, HRG
  • Luxor International Airport, LXR