Egypt has launched a new website for e-visa applications for residents of 46 countries, including the UK, which it claims will speed up the arrivals process.
A single entry tourist visa from visit2egypt.gov.eg costs $26 and a multiple entry visa costs $60. Payment must be made by credit or debit card.
The electronic visas are valid for a maximum of three months.
The e-visa is an alternative to the visa-on-arrival system, which means passengers have to visit a kiosk at the airport, where they pay $25 to get their passport stamped before proceeding to immigration.
UK & Ireland director of the Egyptian Tourist Authority Amr El Ezabi said: “We want travel to Egypt to be as seamless as possible and in the digital age this new e-Visa system is an important step towards simplifying the process.
“Latest tourism figures have shown a significant rise in arrivals and we hope that this trend continues as more people are encouraged to visit our diverse nation.”
Travellers are advised to make an e-visa application at least seven days before departure. Entry requirements on arrival include a passport valid for at least eight months, a printout of the e-visa and a travel itinerary, including accommodation details.