Egypt visa requirements for Seychelloiss

Travel and visa requirements

Egyptian Visa is not required for Seychelloiss

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • The immigration department in Egypt permits that nationals of Seychelles can visit the country for a period of 30 days by applying for an e-visa.
  • Visitors from Seychelles can also obtain a visa on arrival from any international airport in Egypt.
  • Seychellois will be required to possess a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Egypt. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping.
  • Tourists can import and export local currency up to EGP 5,000 and foreign currencies up to USD 10,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible currency.
  • The importation of all firearms, including sporting guns, is prohibited in Egypt.
  • Travellers with cats and dogs must be accompanied by a valid Government veterinarian good health certificate issued at in Seychelles (validity two weeks from date of issue).
  • Seychellois minors travelling to Egypt without a parent or guardian must have a letter of authorization from a parent or guardian.
  • Visitors are to show evidence of accommodation for their stay in Egypt, which could be a hotel reservation or a letter from the host who is already living in Egypt.
  • Seychelles passport holders visiting Egypt must provide a copy of their financial statement to show that they have enough money to take care of themselves for their entire stay in Egypt.
  • Tourists from Seychelles may not be required to provide a certificate of yellow fever vaccination, however, tourists are advised to get vaccinated on common illnesses before travelling.
  • Intending visitors hoping to travel to Egypt can do so from any international airport in Seychelles. These airports can be found in Victoria and Mahe.
  • Kenya Airways, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Airways are some of the airlines that travellers can board from Seychelles to Egypt.
  • The estimated flight time from Seychelles to Cairo, Egypt is 9 hour, 35 minutes.
  • Egyptian Pounds is the official currency used in Egypt. Egyptian Pounds obtained via postal (giro) cheques is permitted to be used for payment of hotel bills and tickets for air travel. Visitors can, however, exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Egypt has an arid desert climate and is generally very hot and sunny. The days are commonly warm or hot, and nights are cool. Egypt has only two seasons: a mild winter from November to April and a hot summer from May to October.
  • Sunni Muslim is the predominant religion in Egypt, with about 90 per cent of the population. There are also many Christians in Egypt, making up perhaps around 10 per cent of the population.
  • The power and socket plug used in Egypt is of Type C and F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • The official language of Egypt is Modern Standard Arabic. However, Egyptian Arabic is the most widely spoken among the languages spoken in Egypt. It is also the de facto national language in the country.
  • Visitors are advised to budget about $50 a day for expenses while in Egypt.
  • Some delicacies tourists can try in Egypt include, Ful Medammes, Falafel, Koshari, Mahshi, etc.
  • Visitors can move around in Egypt with buses, taxis, trains and car rental.
  • Egypt uses the Eastern European Standard Time (GMT+2). Seychelles is two hours ahead of Egypt.
  • Rincón de la Vieja National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve and Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio are tourists centres in Egypt that tourists can visit while in the country.
  • Visitors in Egypt are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Egypt safe for tourist visit?

Egypt is definitely a safe and fascinating country to visit, well after taking the necessary precautions. Tourists are also advised to be careful while exploring the desert. They should always go with an escort.

What is the best period to travel to Egypt?

Generally, Egypt is an all-year-round tourist destination. However,  the period from September to April is regarded as the best time to travel to Egypt because of the more favorable conditions.

Can you drink alcohol in Egypt?

Egypt has a strict rule on alcohol sale and consumption. Some hotels and tourist centers are approved by the Minister of Tourism to sell alcohol. Tourists are advised to drink only at these licensed spots.

How long should my passport be valid for before travelling to Egypt?

Visitors from Seychelles are required to possess a passport with a minimum validity of six months beyond the date of exit from Egypt. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.

Where can I apply for the e visa for Egypt??