Tourist Visas price increase

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Tourist Visas price increase

Post by Grandad » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:48 am

I have just read a post on L4U reporting that tourist visas will increase in price from the current $25 to $60 from 1 March.
There has been a considerable drop in revenue from visas since 2011 but is it good financial management to increase visa cost to this extent in an effort to increase revenue? I think it more likely to turn tourists away even more. I remember an occasion when visas were free of charge following one of the terrorist attacks. That made some sense.
See article of new changes
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent ... -Airp.aspx


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Re: Tourist Visas price increase

Post by Horus » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:23 am

We have been discussing this at some length over on the Blue side and I suppose that the cost is probably comparable to some other countries, but it does seem like another home goal as any small action could affect a tourists decision to choose Egypt, a bit premature in my opinion. :urm:
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Re: Tourist Visas price increase

Post by Grandad » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:19 pm

I should have read all three threads on the subject H but just caught the $60 Title. It does all sound though as if there are increases in the pipeline?
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Re: Tourist Visas price increase

Post by Horus » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:05 pm

They seem to have been put on hold until about July this year, but again, this is Egypt we are talking about. :urm:
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Re: Tourist Visas price increase

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:36 am

Trinidad used to have an "EXIT" tax you had to pay on leaving - was $14USD BUT if you wanted to 'go home' you really didn't have much choice.

Am thinking the Egyptians haven't figured that ploy out yet ...... get the bags checked in, get 'em through the first level of screening then hit each person with an EXIT or DEPARTURE TAX.

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