UPDATE!!! *Al Masry Al Youm added that it would include all tourists but this decision has been reversed to include ONLY diplomatic visitors*
Commencing January 15th 2012
all visitors to Egypt will require a biometric visa in their passport.
This includes diplomatic visitors.
The biometric visa can be obtained in the visitors country of residence at the nearest Egyptian Mission prior to travel to Egypt on approval.
Applications for the visa at the mission must include a digital photograph and fingerprints which will be taken at the mission on application.
this is not a biometric passport!
This is a biometric visa needed to enter Egypt which will be places in the passport!