Visa entry will rise to $60

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Visa entry will rise to $60

Post by crewmeal » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:47 pm

This will help tourism no end - not. I'm still wondering whether to come back for a 4th year running. This won't help my decision.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent ... -Airp.aspx



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Re: Visa entry will rise to $60

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Re: Visa entry will rise to $60

Post by FABlux » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Now no surprise to see "Egypt MP urges parliament speaker to cancel fee increase for tourist entry visa" Full article here http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/258848.aspx

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Re: Visa entry will rise to $60

Post by Deldinoa » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:32 pm

What is it with these idiot politicians thinking that increasing the cost of visas will improve the economy? I'm flying in to Luxor in three weeks time with my wife and two daughters. A total visa cost rise of £112 which now won't be spent in the local economy.....

You'd think that having shot themselves in the foot at least once before the Egyptian government would realise that it makes you bleed. Maybe it's a case of no sense, no feeling!

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Re: Visa entry will rise to $60

Post by Yildez » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:03 pm

Looks like the increase has been cancelled - info from Facebook.

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Re: Visa entry will rise to $60

Post by newcastle » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:50 pm

Yildez wrote:Looks like the increase has been cancelled - info from Facebook.
I think they may still be mulling it over....no official announcement yet.

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From : https://www.facebook.com/groups/937248653023647/

Quite difficult to know what to make of the message...except there is obviously some discussion taking place :lol:

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Re: Visa entry will rise to $60

Post by Major Thom » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:11 pm

Is it too much to ask why they implement things before a thorough discussion on the pros and cons?

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Re: Visa entry will rise to $60

Post by newcastle » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:13 pm

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Which translates as :

Very confidential
To Mr Yehia Rashed Minister of Tourism

Greetings,
I am writing to you regarding the communications with the Prime Minister about the visa entry price increase. Please note that applying any increase on the visa will take effect from 1st July 2017.
With all my respect,
From the Manager of the Prime Minister's Office
25th february 2017

Deferring any increase for 4 months does have some logic. Implementing it at 4 days notice was a bit mad!

It could still be abandoned or reduced in the meantime.

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Re: Visa entry will rise to $60

Post by BBLUX » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:56 am

So it was not a draft document this time then! The whole thing smacks of the debacle a couple of years ago when it was decided to insist on visas to be applied for at the Embassy BEFORE travel with only 4 days notice :roll: It seems that these Ministers have not learned their lessons very well.
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Re: Visa entry will rise to $60

Post by Major Thom » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:12 am

when you think of the low education standards in Luxor as well!!!!!

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Re: Visa entry will rise to $60

Post by Bombay » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:13 am

Major Thom wrote:when you think of the low education standards in Luxor as well!!!!!
You think they will use the visa money to build schools or what?

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Re: Visa entry will rise to $60

Post by Who2 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:19 am

I have No problems with them raising the visa prices whatsoever....
'tightwads springs to mind!...... 8)
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