Hassle-Free Arrival: Your Guide to Visas at Hurghada Airport

Hurghada Airport Information – Landing in Hurghada, Egypt? Don’t worry about visas! This guide simplifies the process for a smooth arrival.

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  • Visa on Arrival: Most travelers can get a visa upon reaching Hurghada International Airport. It’s valid for stays up to 30 days and costs US$25, payable in Sterling, Euros, or US Dollars at the bank counters before immigration.
  • What to Bring: Fill out the immigration landing card provided on your flight (if you don’t get one, they’ll have them at the airport). Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your entry date.
  • Quick and Easy Process: After grabbing your visa from the bank, head to immigration. Present your passport, completed landing card, and the visa. They’ll stamp your passport, allowing you to collect your luggage and proceed through customs.

Bonus Tip: If you plan to stay longer than 30 days, consider applying for a visa extension in Egypt or obtaining one from an Egyptian consulate before your trip

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Know Before You Go: Your Guide to Egyptian Currency

  • Egyptian Pound (EGP): The official currency of Egypt.
  • Exchanging Cash: Exchange Pounds Sterling, Euros, or US Dollars for Egyptian Pounds at bank kiosks upon arrival at the airport. Local banks and exchange bureaus also offer currency exchange.
  • Card Payments: Major credit cards are widely accepted in shops, hotels, and restaurants. ATMs are readily available in major tourist areas and some hotels, but be aware of potential transaction fees from your bank.
  • Travelers Cheques: Not as common these days. Consider using them only at main bank branches.
  • Cash is King: While cards are accepted in many places, smaller shops and markets often prefer cash payments.
  • Bringing Currency: No limit on the amount of foreign currency you can bring in or out of Egypt.

Handy Tip: Download a currency converter app to your phone for easy on-the-go conversions!

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Navigating Egyptian Customs: A Smooth Arrival Guide

What You Can Bring:

  • Breathe easy! You can pack essentials like 200 cigarettes, 1 liter of alcohol, and a reasonable amount of perfume.
  • Feel free to bring non-commercial items worth up to USD 200 and goods for your personal use.
  • Up to 5000 Egyptian Pounds in cash is allowed.

Strictly Off-Limits:

  • Narcotics, drugs, and cotton are a no-go.
  • Live, frozen, or stuffed birds and bird products are prohibited.
  • Firearms, including sporting guns, are strictly forbidden.

Important Reminders:

  • Drug offenses in Egypt are taken very seriously, with harsh penalties.
  • You can freely export the same items you declared upon arrival.
  • Duty-free purchases are limited to the first 48 hours after arrival and a value of USD 200 per passport.

Need More Details?

Contact Egyptian Customs authorities directly for the latest information on regulations and procedures.

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