Travel Alert: New Decision For Traveling To 16 Countries

Don’t fret there are still visa-free destinations for Egyptian Passport Holders that you could travel to hassle-free 🙂

Old Decision

In December 2014 a decision has been published related to acquiring a travel approval before traveling to some countries as follows;


  • Lebanon
  • Jordan
  • Qatar
  • Syria
  • Malaysia
  • Turkey
  • Albania

Applicable to

  • Egyptian passport holders
  • Males aging between 18 and 40
  • Females not holding a college diploma


Updated Decision

Last Tuesday (August 25th, 2015) this decision has been updated to cover 16 countries as follows;


  • Qatar
  • Turkey
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Yemen
  • Jordan
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Guinea-Conakry
  • Israel
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Sudan
  • South Africa and its neighboring countries

Applicable to

  • All Egyptian passport holders
  • Of both genders
  • Aging between 18 and 45 years old
  • Not holding a college degree
  • Or without prior travel history

Important Notices: 

Anyone who falls into the aforementioned criteria has to acquire an approval from Mogama3 El-Tahrir.

However it’s advisable for anyone who falls into the 18 to 45 age group -even if other criteria are not met- to pay a visit to Mogama3 El-Ta7rir only to make sure that there aren’t any required approvals, and that’s to avoid any bad turn of events.

The approval takes up to 21 days to be processed, we advise you to apply long time ahead to avoid any inconvenience.

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Our Readers Comments

  1. What if I’m only connecting through one of those countries and it’s not my final destination do I still have to get the approval

  2. It’s a great opportunity and a fantastic effort from those who work

  3. What are the necessary documents to get the permit?

    • unfortunately we have no information regarding this, so please consult the mogama3

  4. Hello,
    what about if you living in UK on a spouse Visa? Do I have to travel back to Egypt?

  5. Travel back to Egypt to apply I meant to.say, see above

  6. Ehab, would like to ask if he needs to return back to Egypt to get the approval before traveling to any of the aforementioned countries?
    Or they will allow him to travel directly without trouble from any airport at UK?

    • okay thanks for the clarification.
      You need to consult the Egyptian embassy in the UK 🙂

  7. What about Iran ???!!
    We good to go there??

  8. What paper do I need for applying

      • where specifically in mogam3 ? which department?

  9. Not holding a college degree Or without prior travel history
    what does it mean ?
    that if i have college degree or i am working i can’t get free visa ??

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