Min. of Tourism launches e-Visa service providing visa online


Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 10:51 GMT

Minister of Tourism Rania Al-Mashat

Minister of Tourism Rania Al-Mashat

CAIRO – 26 September 2018: The Ministry of Tourism launched the e-Visa service for around 50 countries, simplifying the process of obtaining a travel authorization to Egypt.

The single or multiple e-Visa for Egypt can be obtained through filling an online application without the need to visit the embassy, allowing its holder to visit Egypt for a maximum duration of 30 days and is valid for a period of 3 months.

“To apply for a visa, the applicant will need to complete the online application of Egypt's visa so that he/she may receive the approved e-Visa via email,” according to e-Visa website.

Promoting tourism to Egypt, a digital TV channel, named Experience Egypt, has been launched by the Ministry of Tourism on Instagram’s view-platform IGTV.

Experience Egypt on Instagram: "An unbeatable journey underwater in #Egypt's Red Sea with South African Olympic Swimmer Calvyn Justus."

72 Likes, 6 Comments - Experience Egypt (@experienceegypt) on Instagram: "An unbeatable journey underwater in #Egypt's Red Sea with South African Olympic Swimmer Calvyn..."

According to a statement issued by the ministry, the channel will feature a host of documentaries on Egypt’s must-visit tourist attractions and cherished cultural heritage to be viewed by millions around the world.

“The Ministry of Tourism is currently looking into launching more promotional campaigns across the most influential and focused platforms to spread its scope across wider populace,” the statement added.

Egypt has been the FIFA’s official regional supporter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM, as per an agreement signed earlier between the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation and the FIFA.

Signing the contract aimed at promoting Egypt as a global investment destination that is capable of attracting more tourists and investments from all over the world.

Egypt’s tourism revenues increased by 170 percent in the first seven months of 2017, reaching $3.5 billion, a government official previously told Reuters. In that period, tourists visiting Egypt increased by 54 percent, year-on-year, to reach 4.3 million.

The total revenues achieved in 2016 amounted to $2.7 billion.



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