Egypt will raise the cost of entry visas for foreign visitors from 25 to 60 dollars for one-time entry, and up to 70 dollars per visas for several travels, starting from March 1. This was reported by ABC News, referring to airport officials.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry earlier notified banks and tour agencies about the price hike to enter into force on Wednesday.
Some of the tour operators noted that this decision will create problems for tourists who bought tours at old prices.
The representatives of the tourism sphere stress that the decision should have been announced months before its implementation and express concern that this measure will negatively affect the county’s efforts to revive tourism.
The country is trying to rehabilitate tourism industry after political turmoil in 2011. The country earned $11 billion in 2010 before the crisis started, while in 2016 the number amounted to $3.4 billion.