Egypt Postpones Visa Requirement Changes

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    In mid-March I first posted about how Egypt would stop issuing visas on arrival to individual tourists as of May 2015. The details were sparse at first, though within a week we found out the details of the new laws, which would require US citizens not traveling as part of a tour group to go to the embassy in advance to get a visa. This comes at the same time that Egypt is greatly trying to grow their number of tourists post-revolution, hoping for 20 million tourists per year by 2020. I was pretty bummed about this change, since there are some amazing premium cabin fares originating in Cairo, so it's an airport I transit quite frequently. While the new visa requirement wouldn't have been the end of the world, it was certainly an annoyance I wasn't looking forward to dealing with. The post Egypt Postpones Visa Requirement Changes appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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