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New electronic visa system to be applied starting JuneNew electronic visa system to be applied starting June

Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said Egypt will begin implementing a new visa system on June 1. “Under this system, any tourist anywhere in the world will have the right to apply for an electronic visa,” Rashed told Al-Masry Al-Youm on the sidelines of the Arab Tourism Forum in Dubai Wednesday. The …

Russia plans to sign agreement with Egypt regarding Cairo Airport security

Russian transportation minister Maxim Sokolov plans to meet with the Egyptian Aviation Minister in February to sign a joint agreement regarding maintaining security measures at Cairo International airport, state media reported.

Palestinians paying thousands in bribes to leave Gaza

Egyptian officers are asking for bribes of up to $10,000 from Palestinians in Gaza desperate to leave the besieged coastal enclave, according to Gaza brokers who coordinate the bribe payments, former Palestinian border officials and travellers.

Egypt detains 70 Sudanese trying to cross into Israel

Egyptian authorities have detained 70 Sudanese nationals while trying to cross into Israel, Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Gharib Allah Khidir told the official SUNA News Agency on Saturday the Sudanese migrants were sent to the Al-Qanater prison in Cairo.

Are private firms the answer to Egypt’s airport security?

Starting this month, security at Egypt’s airports will enter a new phase as a private security company prepares to send in their security guards to partially take over security at Cairo International Airport and Sharm el-Sheikh Airport.