Egypt will increase tourist visa fees from $15 to $20 starting on May 1, 2014.
According to Hesham Zazou, tourism minister, the increase is slight and is not expected to affect the flow of tourists to the country.
The decision to increase the cost of a tourist visa to Egypt was previously postponed several times. The decision was initially meant to be implemented in November 2013. It was then postponed to February 2014, and finally to 1 May.
According to the tourism ministry, Egypt’s visa is still amongst the cheapest worldwide.