Visa requirements and entry formalities

COVID-19 Restrictions:

  • Egypt’s COVID-19 entry restrictions were lifted on June 17, 2022.
  • Travelers should follow airline guidance with regard to vaccination proof and possible use of mask.
  • Currently, these regulations change frequently. Travelers should inquire shortly before the flight.

Entry Visa for travel into Egypt:

All relevant inquiries should be addressed to Visas cannot be obtained through the ITU Secretariat.

The official email confirmation of registration issued by ITU must be presented with a visa application. we strongly recommend that participants submit their visa applications to the Egyptian authorities at least 12 weeks, but not less than 6 weeks, prior to traveling to Egypt.

A valid passport and a visa are required to enter Egypt. All participants are requested to send a copy of their passport together with the registration confirmation message from ITU to the Egyptian embassy or consulate in their country of origin or residence in order to obtain a visa.

Participants who are nationals of countries where there is no Egyptian embassy or consulate should contact the embassies of Egypt in the neighboring countries.

Please visit Egypt e-Visa Portal to see whether you are eligible for applying to the visa electronically.  

For any difficulties or special cases that require assistance in obtaining visa, please contact us before May 2, 2023.

Delegates leaving Sharm el Sheikh on international flights are encouraged to arrive at the Sharm el Sheikh airport a minimum of 2 hours in advance of their flights for off-peak time departures and up to 3 hours in advance for departures during peak hours. Additionally, passengers should be aware of the need to show a printed copy of their itinerary in order to get past the first airport checkpoint, which is prior to the baggage screening done BEFORE check-in.