If you're on the hunt for an Egyptian seaside escape, we've got good news – Lebanese citizens can enter Egypt through Alexandria and Sharm el Sheikh's airports without requiring an entry visa! Alexandria is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from Cairo, but if you're dead set on landing directly in the capital, you'll need to follow a few basic steps before you hop on the plane – unless you're over 50 or under 16, then you get your visa on arrival.
EMBASSY CONTACT INFORMATION
Rue Dr. Mohamad El-Bezri, Bir Hassan, B.P. 5037 Verdun, Beirut
Monday to Friday
9 AM - 1 PM
Tel: (+961) 1 825 566 | (+961) 1 859977
Fax: (+961) 1 859 988
TOURIST VISA CHECKLIST
- Completed application form.
- A passport that’s valid for at least six months and that has at least two empty pages, and a copy thereof
- Two recent photos with a white background
- HR letter
- If you’re self-employed: business registration documents and tax return
- If you're unemployed: proof of residence from your local mokhtar
- If you're a student: proof of enrolment
- Round-trip ticket
- Hotel reservation
FEES AND DURATIONS
Single entry: $50
Multiple entry: $70
Visas are valid for 3 months from issuance and have a duration of 30 days from your date of arrival.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does it normally take for this visa to be issued?
While the visa process normally takes two weeks, many tend to experience processing times of up to four weeks.
Do I need a bank statement for this visa?
No, a bank statement is not necessary to enter Egypt.
Do I need a transit visa for Egypt?
If your layover is over six hours and you’re planning on leaving the airport, you'll need to plan ahead and apply for a visa before you travel.
What does the visa process look like for children?
Children need to be registered on their parents’ passport and submit a travel request to the embassy with their photos, alongside written permission from their parents.
What happens if I break my visa?
If you break your visa, you'll be charged a fine relative to the amount of time you've overstayed.
- Up to 3 months: 1,050 EGP
- 3 to 6 months: 1,550 EGP
- 6 to 9 months 2,050
- 9 to 12 months: 2,550 EGP
Do I need certain vaccinations before going to Egypt?
There are no mandatory vaccinations before traveling to Egypt. However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking these vaccinations as a precaution if you want to be extra safe. Either way, it's best to follow general hygiene rules – washing your hands before you eat, eating fresh food, drinking bottled water, and so on.
How do I travel to Egypt with a pet?
If you plan on taking your pet cat or dog on your Egypt adventure, you'll need the following documents:
- Rabies vaccinations
- Health certificate from a licensed veterinarian
If you have any additional information on the visa process for Egypt, let us know. We’re always updating our guides to make sure the information is as detailed and up-to-date as possible.
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