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2011 Destinations: Get an Egyptian Visa to Go Diving at Port Ghalib

by admin | January 19th, 2011

Diving in the Red Sea at Sharm el-Sheikh is SO last year, especially since that beach has turned into a real-life version of “Jaws.” If you’d rather dive someplace with fewer people, and where you can dive without hearing that creepy theme song in your head, go across the Red Sea and check out Port Ghalib instead.

According to the New York Times, “Those looking to skip the crowds should turn to Port Ghalib, across the Red Sea from Sharm, on the eastern Egyptian coast. Ghalib’s beaches offer soft, snow-hued sand and translucent water that divers love.”

Naturally, since the New York Times has outed this quiet sea port, you should probably go now, before Port Ghalib becomes as much of a tourist destination as Sharm el-Sheikh.

The first step, of course, is making sure that you have the necessary travel documents. Obviously, since you’re traveling halfway across the world, you’re going to need a passport. US citizens are also required to have an Egyptian visa, but if you’re flying in you can get this at the airport.

However, if you’re entering by land, you need to get your visa in advance. Also, if you’ve ever had a problem getting into Egypt before, you need to apply for your visa before you leave the States.

Even if you’re flying in, applying ahead of time is a good idea because it makes getting out of the airport and to your hotel that much easier.

Here’s what you’ll need to apply for an Egyptian visa:

  • A valid US passport.
  • A passport photo.
  • Plane tickets or a copy of your itinerary
  • A completed Egyptian visa application.

If you do decide to apply ahead of time, RushMyTravelVisa can make the process less of a headache. We’ll walk you through the paperwork, answer any questions you might have, and expedite your visa for the fastest possible processing.

Apply for your Egyptian visa today!

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