These measures were a consequence of the influx of a large number of illegal immigrants who use the free tourist visa.
The rules for visa-free entry to the Sinai Peninsula, changes have occurred that could result in fines for tourists.
If earlier the stamped Sinai only, becoming in the arrival hall was allowed to stay on the territory of the Peninsula to 15 days, and then, if necessary, to extend the stay should have to pay for the visa, now this will not be enough. Under the new requirements, free Sinai visa will only be issued for 14 days. If this deadline is exceeded, besides the visa, which costs $ 25, each offender will have to pay a penalty of 1053 Egyptian pounds (the equivalent of about $ 62).
And it must be paid only in Egyptian currency. Therefore, those who are going to Sharm El Sheikh for 14 nights or more is highly recommended to buy a visa at the airport upon arrival. Distribution distribute such content for its travel Agency partners tour operators. According to insider information, such drastic measures were the result of the influx of a large number of illegal immigrants, who are often in Egypt through the Sinai Peninsula, and precedents already done.
Official statements from the Egyptian authorities on this issue as yet, but the agencies note that in order to avoid troubles need to be mandatory to deliver information to tourists. Given the fact that the cost of tours to Egypt is relatively low (from $ 800 for two with departure from Kiev for two weeks), the precaution is clearly not superfluous.
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