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Egypt has stopped issuing visas on arrival for individual travelers, reports Travel Weekly. There is an exception for “tourist groups travelling with and sponsored by Egyptian Tour operators.”
This will bite some travelers in the rear and as word gets around will likely deal another heavy blow to Egypt’s slowly recovering tourist industry. Given the murderers on the rampage in the region it is hard to fault Egyptian authorities for tightening things, though a lot of Egyptians dependent on tourism for their livelihoods will be hurt more than the tourists are inconvenienced.
I toured Egypt in January, don’t look for the posts as I am way behind. I had a fabulous time, visiting Mt Sinai, Port Said, Alexandria, El-Alamein, Luxor, Dendera, Abydos, Sohag and Cairo. Welcoming people and tremendous value for the tourist.