The Egyptian government has added 28 countries to the list of those who can use the e-visa service
Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al-Anani said citizens of 28 more countries will now be able to apply for an electronic travel visa to enter Egypt. Egypt currently offers this service for 74 countries.
Nationalities authorized to enter Egypt by e-Visa include all citizens of the European Union (including the United Kingdom), Albania, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland , Ukraine, United States and Vatican.
Anani spoke about the efforts of his ministry to promote tourism, including marketing campaigns to promote Egyptian tourism and attract visitors from various international and Arab markets.
The news came during a meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Tourism and Antiquities chaired by Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli, attended by the Ministers of Finance, Local Development, Health, Aviation of Egypt and the head of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce.
Khaled al-Anani also announced the launch of a program that could measure the level of satisfaction of tourists at Egyptian airports.
He said the effort was led by the "Egypt through the eyes of the ambassadors of the European Union" campaign, which presented more than 20 short films to foreign ambassadors to promote Egypt's tourist and archeological sites. In addition, Anani announced that Egypt has signed a contract with the Canadian-British alliance to develop a strategy to promote Egyptian tourism.
Egypt will host a series of tourism development events and participate in exhibitions and conferences abroad, including the long-awaited Expo 2020 Dubai. He also addressed Egypt's archeological and tourism projects, including current and future plans to attract investment in the sector. In turn, Madbouli stressed the state's desire to improve the tourism sector by developing tourism, which will contribute to the return of the country's GDP.
Madbouli also commissioned an in-flight incentive program linking coastal cities with Upper Egypt and the Nile Valley so tourists can enjoy beaches and antiques.