In a bid to promote tourism to Egypt (or, rather, not further hurt the tourism industry), the Minister of Tourism has reached an agreement with the Cabinet of Ministers not to change current visa regulations.
There had been talk that the Cabinet of Ministers were going to change visa regulations, completely removing the possibility of visas being issued upon arrival at one of the major parts of Egypt. These regulations would have affected many European countries as well as the United States, Australia, and some other countries.
This would have greatly affected the tourism in a negative way, making it a much longer process for tourists to obtain their visas since they would have to apply at the nearest Egyptian embassy.
However, an agreement has been reached so that the visa regulations would not change. Tourism Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour has reached the agreement to freeze the changes. This means that tourists visiting to Egypt should follow the same procedures as before, and those citizens of countries allowed to obtain visas upon arrival are still able to do so.
For more information on visas, check our visa section.