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    Is Sharm e Sheik (Egypt) part of South Sanai?

    Just planning my holidays, unfortunately my wife would need a visa for most of our hand picked destinations. However she can visit South Sinai without applying for a visa beforehand.

    I have been browsing the web for holidays to Egypt and the Sharm e Sheik hotel seems to be in the South Sinai region. I just wanted to confirm this with someone prior to booking.

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    i went in june and yeap it is you only need a visa to vistit other parts. not sure what nationality your wife is but british can get the visas at the airport when you arrive about 10 - 13 quid. LOts of good advice on trip advisor link to sharm forum on TA

    I also realy enjoy egypt and would love to go back. Boat trip to tiran island for snorkelling and a try dive was great,as was quad biking .

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    why not get a visa then?

    Original Poster

    Well a trip to London and back will eat up.quite a bit of the holiday budget. How long did it take to get the visa sorted?

    I understand this is the wrong forum, but what would be the best deal for 2 couples, wanting to stay around 7 nights around mid October, Birmingham airport preferred but Manchester / London will do too.

    you can get you visa at sharm aiport when you land. you have to fill out a form on the plane as everyone does. then when you get into the terminal building at sharm. you can either q up with the rep from thomson FC and tomas cook etc or go to the bank teller take a couple of mins only a stamp etc in passport. easy.

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    Zak_K

    Well a trip to London and back will eat up.quite a bit of the holiday … Well a trip to London and back will eat up.quite a bit of the holiday budget. How long did it take to get the visa sorted?I understand this is the wrong forum, but what would be the best deal for 2 couples, wanting to stay around 7 nights around mid October, Birmingham airport preferred but Manchester / London will do too.



    expedia.co.uk

    this is taken from TA website
    VISAS: - Because Sharm as well as some other tourist resorts such as Taba, Nuweiba & Dahab are on the Sinai Peninsula, a Visa is required in order to:
    1) Travel out of Sinai - to Cairo, Luxor, The Ras Mohammed trip by boat, quad (taking in the blue lagoon & BBQ lunch), car or bus.
    2) To leave the immediate beach area and go further out to sea. The latter means that if you want to go to some dive sites - you will need a visa.
    One can buy a single entry visa on arrival in Sinai or Egypt. It's valid for 30 days.
    One can obtain multi-entry visas from the Consulate in London, prior to travel. They are valid for 6m & allow a maximum single stay of 90 days. This is usually done by post (allow 7 days) or in person (allow 2 days)

    or hre's the link to whole page all in alphabetical rder

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    Zak_K

    Well a trip to London and back will eat up.quite a bit of the holiday … Well a trip to London and back will eat up.quite a bit of the holiday budget. How long did it take to get the visa sorted?I understand this is the wrong forum, but what would be the best deal for 2 couples, wanting to stay around 7 nights around mid October, Birmingham airport preferred but Manchester / London will do too.


    surely you dont have to visit london to get a visa. What happens if you live in the Orkneys lol

    csiman

    surely you dont have to visit london to get a visa. What happens if you … surely you dont have to visit london to get a visa. What happens if you live in the Orkneys lol




    I didn't got mine from sharm airport.

    the sedge

    I didn't got mine from sharm airport.



    But Zaks wife isnt british thats why hes concerned.

    I dont know if she can get a visa at Sharm...when we went to egypt my friends got visas as theyre eastern european. £10 each i think..

    Original Poster

    Yeah I'll be fine as a British citizen, but was concerned for my wife. But I was assured that she will be able to purchase a.visa upon arrival as long as she stays in the.south san!i.region.

    Thanks for the advise all.

    I'm hoping to go to Cairo next spring to visit friends and this has answered a question I was going to ask elsewhere.

    If you know what trips you are going on i would get at the airport otherwise i would wait till you get to your hotel as the rep can always sort it out for you.

    zak im not sure what nationality your wife is but a bit morw info here
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