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US citizen with diplomatic passport deported from Cairo airport for no visa

Egypt applies principle of reciprocity, deporting a US citizen from entering the country for not applying for a visa in advance

DPA, Saturday 18 Feb 2012
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Egyptian authorities on Saturday deported a US citizen with a diplomatic passport for not having a visa.

The decision to deport the US national is based on the law that any diplomat entering the country is obliged to obtain a visa in advance.

Based on the principle of reciprocity, foreign nationals whose countries require a visa for diplomatic and official passports will be obliged to apply the same requirement in Egypt and obtain a visa in advance.

Egypt, however, allows tourists from the US, Europe and particular countries to buy a visa at the airport upon their arrival.

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JOSE LUIS GOMEZ C.
19-02-2012 07:27pm
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Egypt and the principle of reciprocity
On Mr. Assad's short comment: If your exclamation points at the last paragraph , I think you are correct, ..Egypt should make the others do the same for you or else in Egypt who want to visit there as well , ..I don't think that when the "first world" mean global, they dont' mean free reciprocity for all, but their own.
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asad
19-02-2012 07:30am
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eh?
Thats Stupid!
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patkar
18-02-2012 08:42pm
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fair enough
In our countries we should extend reciprocity to hotels and tourist sites just like you apply it here: egyptians 5, arabs 10 and foreigners 30 ( Arab panorama for instance )including the five stars and palaces ,favorites of all those wealthy arabs
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medo
19-02-2012 04:16pm
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but...
but other countries would not do this as they value everyone as equals, what is done in Egypt just shows that democracy has a long road ahead of itself
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