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Monday, March 07, 2011

Egypt not issuing visas to Israelis

If you're Israeli and you want to visit Egypt, you may have a small problem: Israeli travel agents report that Egypt is not issuing visas to Israelis.
Israeli travel agents said Sunday that Egypt has stopped issuing visas for Israelis to visit the country. Yossi Patael, head of the Israeli Travel Agents Association, said that while no specific ban has been implemented, the Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv has not issued a new visa for visitors in several weeks. Those who seek a visa are generally told to call back in a week, as the situation in the country does not allow for the issuing of visas at this time.

Visas for visitors to Sinai, on the other hand, are being issued without delay, said a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry. The spokesperson said that the Egyptian government had indeed halted the issuing of visas for Israelis during the period of protests because of security concerns, and Cairo has indicated that the issuing of visas will begin again in the coming weeks.
Maybe around the time they resume selling us natural gas....

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At 2:31 AM, Blogger Unbeliever said...

No surprise at all. Why would any Israeli feel safe going to post revolution Egypt? Those that do will just use their foreign passports, which most of us still hold.


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