South African visa for Egyptian citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Egyptian passport holders visiting South Africa for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Egyptian citizens to enter South Africa for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa South Africa e-visa for Egyptian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival South Africa visa on arrival for Egyptian citizens Not Available

South Africa tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Egyptian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in South Africa.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from South Africa.

If you are looking for South Africa visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Egypt, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of South Africa nearest your place of residence.

  • Cairo: The Embassy of South Africa in Cairo, Egypt (Working hours: Open now. Close in 3 hours 12 minutes)

South Africa visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest South Africa diplomatic mission offices to Egypt for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Egypt traveling to South Africa from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Egypt) estimated Change (%)
2008 6,714 N/A
2009 4,908 -26.90%
2010 5,652 15.16%
2011 5,837 3.27%
2012 6,432 10.19%
2013 6,676 3.79%
2014 6,684 0.12%
2015 6,233 -6.75%
2016 7,031 12.80%
2017 7,200 2.40%
2018 7,330 1.81%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

South Africa & Egypt comparison

South Africa's area is approximately 1,213,090 km2 (468,376 sq mi), while the area of Egypt is approximately 995,450 km2 (384,345 sq mi). This means Egypt is 21.86% smaller than South Africa.

As of October 2021, South Africa's population is ~119.8 million people - 140,780,683 fewer people than the population of Egypt.

We have highlighted South Africa & Egypt’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

South Africa Egypt Difference
Population (est 2021) 119,832,801 260,613,484 140.8 million fewer people live in South Africa than Egypt
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 124 131 South Africa has 7 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Egypt.
Travel freedom (2021) 67 16 South Africa passport holders can visit 51 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 197 159 South African hosts 38 more foreign missions than Egypt.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Egypt travel to South Africa in one year?

The number of visitors from Egypt visiting South Africa in 2018 was approximately 7,330.

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