This info was released September 1:
"Starting October 1, 2023, Canadian passport holders will not be able to obtain a visa online before travelling to or upon arrival in Egypt. You will be required to obtain a visa from an Egyptian embassy or consulate abroad. If you travel to Egypt on an electronic visa on or after October 1, 2023, your visa will be considered void, and you will be denied boarding and/or entry into Egypt. If you are planning to travel to Egypt, you should contact the nearest Egyptian embassy or consulate before you go."
We're Canadians living in Vancouver and arriving by cruise ship after October 1, 2023 (mid-October, actually). We previously had an e visa which is no longer valid. I've been trying to reach both the Embassy in Ottawa ad the Consulate in Montreal (email, phone, FB), all to no avail. I have found two different application forms online, neither of which advises how to send them in, nor cost, nor processing time.
At this late stage and because of the expense of travelling to Ottawa, we will not be flying there. I'm wondering if there's anyone that is knowledgeable as to how we might go through the process of sending in an application. Also, does it have to be processed in Canada itself? For example, we will be in Athens prior to disembarking in Alexandria. Am also unable to get any clarification as to if we could walk-in to the Egyptian embassy there and get it processed same day.
As this is all so new, the cruise line also doesn't know how to proceed.
Anyone with information...would like to hear from you. Thanks.