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

DPA, Saturday 18 Feb 2012

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

cairo airport
Cairo Airport (Photo: Reuters)

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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