- Middle East/North Africa
In its weekly meeting Wednesday, the Cabinet approved the proposed electronic visa project, to be ready by May.
The project aims to renovate the passport and immigration system to keep pace with the latest passport systems around the world. The new system will contribute significantly to easing the burden on security authorities and tourists who visit Egypt, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser al-Qady said in a press conference at the Cabinet headquarters on Wednesday.
"Tourists will be able to apply for a visa online via a barcode they will receive. After the approval of the Egyptian authorities, a copy of the visa is sent to them electronically," the minister added.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm