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Tourists Flying to the Red Sea, South Sinai, Luxor & Aswan Exempt from Visa Fees

Tourists flying directly to the Red Sea, South Sinai, Luxor or Aswan governorates will be exempt from paying visa-on-arrival fees until the end of April, 2021.

While Egypt managed to retain a good number of tourists despite a global pandemic making our 2020 summer all the more heated, the Chamber of Tourism doesn't seem ready to say goodbye as the cooler winter months start to roll on in. To help keep visitors flying into Egypt, they've announced that tourists flying directly to the Red Sea, South Sinai, Luxor or Aswan governorates will be exempt from paying the visa-on-arrival fees entirely until the end of April, 2021.


In order to help out tourism companies, the Chamber of Tourism will also postpone their electric, gas and water bills until the end of December. Although 400,000 tourists have visited Egypt with zero reported virus cases since lockdown restrictions have eased up (at least, last we checked in the middle of November, 2020), the global tourism industry still has a long way to go before they can recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.