180 nationalities can obtain tourist visa upon arrival to Egypt
The minister added that 78 nationalities can continue to get an emergency tourist visa that can be obtained through Egyptian ports or online.
Issa made his statement while reviewing the ministry’s strategy to increase inbound tourism to Egypt by 25 to 30 percent annually.
Egypt secured $10.7 billion in tourism revenue in FY2021/2022, up from $4.9 billion in FY2020/2021, according to figures released by the Central Bank of Egypt in October.
Egypt’s tourism sector was dealt a hard blow by the COVID-19 pandemic, seeing revenue dropped from $13.03 billion in 2019 to $4.1 billion in 2020.
Prior to the pandemic in 2019, the country received 13.1 million tourists, a number which dropped to 3.7 million in 2020 and only rose to around 8 million in 2021.