Saudi citizens need a $25 visa on arrival to enter Egypt, embassy says

The policy, originally imposed in mid-March, also applies to Arab passengers from other Gulf countries

  
A social distancing sign is seen on the floor as a Saudi man man wearing a face mask walks with his luggage at the King Khalid International Airport, after Saudi authorities lifted the travel ban on its citizens after fourteen months due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 16, 2021.

A social distancing sign is seen on the floor as a Saudi man man wearing a face mask walks with his luggage at the King Khalid International Airport, after Saudi authorities lifted the travel ban on its citizens after fourteen months due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 16, 2021.

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DUBAI: The Saudi embassy said citizens wishing to travel to Egypt must purchase an entry visa upon arrival for SR94 ($25).

The policy, originally imposed in mid-March, also applies to Arab passengers from other Gulf countries.

Passengers can make the payment immediately on arrival before proceeding to passport control to complete the immigration procedure, the embassy said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia on Monday resumed international flights after a temporary ban was imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Around 385 flights were expected to operate throughout the Kingdom as soon as the ban was lifted.

Routes between the Kingdom and Egypt were among the busiest in the Middle East and Africa earlier this year, according to flight data intelligence company OAG.

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