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feliz_carolina
post Jun 21 2009, 08:50 AM
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Hi everyone. I have a quick question.
I am going to the middle east and I plan on traveling from Israel to Egypt via land crossing at Eilat. I have been getting mixed messages about if a Canadian can get a tourist visa there or if I have to go to an Egyptian Embassy in Israel first. If I have to go to the Embassy does anyone know how long it takes to get a visa?
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post Jun 21 2009, 08:54 PM
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I have heard that it is possible to get one at the consulate in Eilat and also quite quickly. However, because things seems to change quickly in that part of the world, it is hard to know what the situation will exactly be when you arrive.
You can also get a visa in Tel Aviv at the embassy there which apparently takes more than one day (how much more is also uncertain) but if you are spending time there, I would try just in case. I think the worst thing would be for you to arrive in Eilat and find out the consulate is closed or no longer processes visas.

Hopefully, someone else on the boards may have more up-to-date info.

Good luck and have a great trip!
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post Jun 22 2009, 09:14 AM
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Well, Wikitravel says that you can get one for $26 at "all major points of entry"

http://wikitravel.org/en/Egypt#Get_in

Citizens of many countries may obtain a visa on arrival at major points of entry; the fee is demanded on arrival and it is expensive to change money and then pay the fee. At airports, you must obtain these from a bank office before passport control, ostensibly to verify that the currency is real; however, you will have no problem obtaining one. Check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship. The fees for a single-entry visa are as follows:

* UK citizens: 15
* US citizens: US$15
* Irish citizens: 15/US$15
* Australian citizens: A$45
* Canadian citizens: C$26
* other countries: US$15



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post Jun 22 2009, 10:58 AM
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Thanks guys,
I think I may play it safe and get the visa in Tel Aviv or maybe even in Greece. We'll see.
Ya it would be horrible to go all the way to Eilat and they say I can't get a visa. That would be a waste of time!
Good to know how much it costs!
I didn't know there was a wikitravel. I am gonna look into that!

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Well, Wikitravel says that you can get one for $26 at "all major points of entry"

http://wikitravel.org/en/Egypt#Get_in

Citizens of many countries may obtain a visa on arrival at major points of entry; the fee is demanded on arrival and it is expensive to change money and then pay the fee. At airports, you must obtain these from a bank office before passport control, ostensibly to verify that the currency is real; however, you will have no problem obtaining one. Check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship. The fees for a single-entry visa are as follows:

* UK citizens: 15
* US citizens: US$15
* Irish citizens: 15/US$15
* Australian citizens: A$45
* Canadian citizens: C$26
* other countries: US$15


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post Jun 22 2009, 10:59 AM
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Yeah, it's usually good to plan for these "official things" in advance.


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