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September 27, 2023

Egyptian embassy in Ottawa announces new visa requirement for Canadian nationals effective 1 October 2023

On 7 September 2023, the Egyptian embassy in Ottawa announced that effective 1 October 2023, Canadian passport holders will be required to obtain entry visas from an Egyptian embassy or consulate before traveling to Egypt. They will no longer be able to obtain e-visas prior to travel or visas on arrival in Egypt. Canadian nationals of Egyptian origin will be exempt from this requirement and have two options for entering Egypt. All Canadian nationals, including those of Egyptian origin, who are issued e-visas before 1 October 2023 will be able to use these visas until their expiry.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.


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