The Egyptian authorities decided to cancel the visa fee for Russians, which was previously required to be paid upon arrival in the country.
Now, during the whole tourist season, Russian citizens who bought tickets from tour operators can save on vacation without compromising on its quality.
The collection was canceled for a period from June 1 to August 31, 2012.
In connection with the instability of the political situationThe tourist flow of Russians to Egypt in 2011 was somewhat reduced. To facilitate its restoration, the government decided to cancel the visa fee, which was 15 dollars. An important detail of the decision is the fact that the cancellation of the fee is provided only for organized tourists.
Tour operators of the Russian side explained what is meant by organized tourism. To do this, do not necessarily go to the group, it is enough to buy a ticket from the tour operator.
Representatives of the Russian tourism industryNote that the obstacle to visiting Egypt was, of course, not a $ 15 visa fee, or the instability of the political situation. But such an initiative on the part of Egypt says that the country is ready to host tourists and try to attract them, demonstrating its location to tourists. Undoubtedly, this initiative should be regarded as a very benevolent step by the government of the country towards tourists. This means that everything is being done to restore tranquility in the country and to maintain the safety of tourists.
Previously, every guest of Egypt had to payVisa fee of $ 15 on arrival at the airport. The decision to cancel the collection was taken on June 1, but because of the agreement with the Cabinet and some other formalities it came into force only on June 10.
Egypt made similar steps towards tourists from other countries, likewise canceling visa fees for them.
Citizens of Russia constitute a significant part of theThe tourist flow in Egypt, but in 2011 the number of holidaymakers from our country decreased by one third compared with 2010. In 2012, Egypt panics to restore the flow of tourists. According to the results of the first quarter of 2012, these plans have all chances for implementation. The number of tourists has increased compared to 2011 more than 100%.