Electronic visas, or e-visas, can be obtained and paid for by travellers in advance through an online system, which speeds up immigration and arrival procedures at airports.
The project aims to renovate the passport and immigration system to maintain 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 previously at a press conference at the Cabinet headquarters.
"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 said in a statement back in March.