Egypt to introduce electronic visa in June


Egypt will introduce a new electronic visa for from countries whose citizens require a pre-approved visa to travel to Egypt, Al Ahram reports.

The new visa will be introduced in June as part of efforts by the north African nation to attract more visitors and boost tourism.

Tourists that come from countries legible to obtain Visa on arrival will not need to apply for the online visa.

The number of tourists visiting Egypt during the first quarter of 2017 rose by 51 percent compared to the same period last year, an official source at the tourism ministry told Ahram Online earlier this week.