Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Ferry Service Hurghada - Sharm el Sheikh

*All information is contained in this post incl: booking and contact details*

Weekly Timetable
Starting 9th of June 2016

Sails from Hurghada 08:00AM
Sails from Sharm El Sheikh 06:00PM
Sails from Hurghada 08:00AM
Sails from Sharm El Sheikh 06:00PM

Trip duration: 2 hours

Ticket Prices (Egyptian Pounds)
One Way Ticket
Adult: EGP 350
Child: EGP 250

Round-Trip Ticket

Adult: EGP 630
Child: EGP 450

How to get to the port:
Hurghada Maritime Port
Location: Downtown, Saqala Area, El Mina Street

Sharm El Sheikh Maritime Port
Location: End of El Salam Street, Cairo highway, near old market

Booking Instructions
Issued ticket is personal and cannot be waived for non and must be provided upon arrival to the port to the carrier's port office at the sailing date to in order to issue a ferry boarding ticket

The ticket price is only charged for transport service and does not include any additional services, meals or drinks during the trip and the ticket expires by the sailing date mentioned on it.

The traveler must check the ticket data for accuracy (name, nationality, DOB, departure port, departure date..etc.) when received and the carrier is not responsible for the loss of the ticket.

In the case of booking amendment before the trip date, this is done through the offices of the carrier for free. That should be for a period of not less than 48 hours prior sailing date.

Ticket cancellation is subject to a charge of 20% cancellation fees from its purchase price. That should be not less than 48 hours before the sailing date.

In case of No-Show of the traveler upon sailing date ticket becomes void and shall not be entitled to refund of the value of the ticket or use for another trip

The carrier is not responsible for any passengers that might be refused to check in by port authorities.

The carrier may modify schedule for the ferry or ticket prices without a prior notice

A child ticket is issued for children less than 12 years old. Infant less than 12 month old is free of charge with no seat. A document of birth date (or passport) for accompanied child must be provided at the port upon check in

Traveling Instructions

The traveler must be present at the departure port at least 90 Minutes before the sailing time. Please bring a valid proof of identity or passport which complied with the laws of the ports of sailing and arrival. In the case of any difference of the data is the ticket with ID details, the ticket will be invalid, this also applies in case of any scrape or modify any of the data included in the ticket.

Every traveler is committed to the instructions of the vessel crew during the trip, otherwise, the traveler will be under the legal responsibility.

For the interest of the safety of our travelers, the trip might be canceled, postponed or subject to modified route or transfer passengers to the to another carrier, This action that might follow in accordance with the standards local and international maritime safety at sea laws. This might be because of bad weather for sailing, technical malfunctions, force majeure or instructed by authorities, this happens without any liability whatsoever on the carrier and passengers are not entitled to any claim for damages as a result of any consequences likely to occur as a result.

In case of trip cancellation by the carrier for any reason, the ticket shall be entitled to recover its value from issuing office or to be used within 6 months from the trip date without any other compensation.

Luggage and banned substances transported

Outside food and drinks are not allowed and will be retained.

All accompanied animals/pets are not allowed onboard.

The carrier permits only 20 kg of luggage free of charge for each passenger to bring with onboard. Excess luggage fees may be applied. And in case of any loss or damage of luggage and the responsibility of the carrier proofed after the investigation, the traveler is compensated for a maximum of 1000 Egyptian pounds. The carrier is not responsible for any loss incurred money, jewelry or valuables.

The carrier reserves the right to refuse to load any luggage affect the safety of passengers or the vessel. And it is prohibited for passengers to carry hazardous materials such as the following:

Compressed gases: (refrigerated strongly, flammable, non-flammable and toxic), such as: (biotin, oxygen, nitrogen, propane cylinders and aqualung cylinders)

Corrosive substances such as acids, alkalis and liquid cell batteries, pathogenic factors such as: (bacteria and germs, etc..)

Explosives, weapons and ammunition, fireworks and bright burners, gun capsules, shooting rifles, fireworks pistols, empty cartridges

Paints, liquids extension, lighters and easily flammable materials

Radioactive material, oxidizing materials, such as (bleaching powder and PEROXIDE), toxic substances, such as: (arsenic, cyanide, pesticides and spraying crops), other materials such as mercury and magnetic materials

Any hardware delivery devices include mercury. Medical materials and decorative materials are allowed, but in limited quantities.

For Information and Bookings
Call us from Saturday To Thursday 10AM to 10PM
​​+2 0106 5757 889
+2 0120 2222 783
+2 0121 014 3000
+2 0121 014 2000

Booking Offices
High Travel Service "Head Office"
Address: Saqala, Aka Square, High Jet Mall and Bus Station

Sharm El Sheikh
High Jet Office – 1
Address: El Salam Road, Next to Metro Market & Ragab Sons Market. Nearby Old Market High Jet Office - 2
Address: El Salam Road, Inside Watanya Gaz Station – Opposite to El-Nour District

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Egyptian Visa For Foreigners ,Types of Egyptian visa

Egyptian Visa For Foreigners ,Types of Egyptian visa

Egypt visa is accessible at your application in the Egyptian consulates which spread all over the world or upon your arrival to Egypt borders. The latter facility, however, is restricted to travelers of some countries. To make sure of the visa application requirements, it is necessary to contact the Egyptian consulate in your country. Citizens from the U.S, the European Union, Japan, most Arab countries and Southern America can get the visa in destination.

Visas and Passports

Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a valid passport. Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA). It is, however, possible for most tourists and visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the Major Ports of Entry. Please check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship.
Note: Most travelers obtain their Visa upon entry to Egypt, and need not use the forms below to obtain a visa. Visa applications are normally passed out by airlines prior to landing at an Egyptian airport. Tour Egypt may make visa arrangements for guests that have booked tours through its travel department.
The visa form must then be completed, either by printing it out and filing it in or via a graphics editor and sent to the nearest Egyptian Embassy or Consulate.


Visitors entering Egypt at the overland border post to Taba to visit Gulf of Aqaba coast and St. Catherine can be exempted from visa and granted a free residence permit for fourteen days to visit the area.
Visitors from the USA, UK and EU, as well as citizens of the following countries can obtain visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry: Australia, Canada, Croatia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, and Ukraine
Iran, Tunisia, Somalia, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan (non residents in the UK), Djibouti, Mauritania, Comoros, Burundi, Rwanda, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Mali, Niger, Chad, Israel, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Moldova, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Residents of the above countries and any other countries not mentioned must apply for a visa through their nearest Egyptian Consulate or Embassy. Click here to find the Embassy or Consulate nearest you. Those in possession of a residence permit in Egypt are not required to obtain an entry visa if they leave the country and return to it within the validity of their residence permit or within six months, whichever period is less.

There are three types of Egyptian visa:

Tourist Visa: is usually valid for a period not exceeding three months and granted on either single or multiple entry basis.
Entry Visa: is required for any foreigner arriving in Egypt for purposes other than tourism, e.g. work, study, etc. The possession of a valid Entry Visa is needed to complete the residence procedure in Egypt.
Transit Visa.
Major Ports of Entry to Egypt
Cairo International (3 terminals)
Alexandria Nozha
Alexandria, Burg El Arab
Luxor, Upper Egypt
Aswan, Upper Egypt
Hurghaga, Red Sea
Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai
Marsa Alam Airport
Marine Harbors:
Alexandria, Mediterranean
Port Said, Mediterranean
Damietta, Mediterranean
Suez, Gulf of Suez
Nuweiba, Gulf of Aqaba
Hurghada, Red Sea
Safaga, Red Sea
Sharm El-Sheikh, Red Sea
Arab League officials.
Non-national spouses of Egyptian nationals.
Non-national members of the clergy, prominent scientists, journalists and members of official cultural, educational and sports delegations.
Non-national students studying in Egyptian institutions.
Non-diplomatic personnel of diplomatic and consular missions affected in Egypt.
Parents, siblings and adult children of members of the diplomatic and consular corps affected in Egypt.
Nationals of Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia and the United States are partially exempt from Egyptian visa fees and will, therefore, pay a reduced fee.

Visa Exemptions

The following are exempt from visa requirement when visiting Egypt:
Nationals of Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the United Arab Emirates.
Holders of diplomatic passports of Argentina, Bosnia Herzegovina, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Singapore, the Slovak Republic and Turkey.

Residence in Egypt for Foreign Nationals

Egypt grants legitimate foreign nationals the right for temporary residence in the country. There are two main cases of resident permits in Egypt:
Special Residence: is usually granted for a period of 10 years, renewable. Special residence is granted to those born in Egypt prior to 26/5/1952 or those having resided in the country for the 20 years preceding 26/5/1952 and whose stay has been uninterrupted; it is also granted to their wives and minor children.
Ordinary Residence: is granted for a period of either 3 or 5 years.

Three-Year Residence

Non-nationals are entitled to obtain temporary 3-year residence (renewable) in Egypt if they belong to any of the following categories:
1. Non-national husbands of Egyptians.
2. Children:
Minor children entitled to special or ordinary residence in like manner to their deceased father.
Adult children whose father is entitled to special, ordinary or 3-year residence provided a source of income is available to them.
Adult Palestinian male children of those employed by the Department for the Governor General of Gaza, or of those retired therefrom, who have completed their studies and are not working in the country.
3. Those employed by the government, public institutions, public sector companies and public business sector.
4. Palestinians employed by the Department for the Governor General of Gaza and those retired therefrom.
5. Palestinians in possession of travel documents issued solely by Egyptian authorities who have been resident in Egypt for a period of 10 years.
6. Non-nationals who receive a monthly pension from the National Authority for Insurance and Pensions.
7. Non-national residents of homes for the elderly and disabled.
8. Political refugees.
9. Refugees registered at the UN Higher Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
10. Spouses of those non-nationals entitled to special or ordinary residence.
11. Egyptian spouses who forfeited their nationality of origin following marriage to non-nationals and the acquisition of the latter’s citizenship.
12. Spouses and children of those non-nationals exempt from residence permits and restrictions.
13. Non-nationals who, for any reason, waived their entitlement to special or ordinary residence.
14. Those non-nationals employed by the Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archeological Research in Egypt.
15. Non-nationals who, according to international treaties, are entitled to obtain 3-year residence.
16. Those granted approval on 3-year residence from the Ministry of Interior.
17. Spouses and children of those non-nationals entitled to 3-year residence under any of the previous cases.

Five-Year Residence

Non-nationals are entitled to obtain temporary 5-year residence (renewable) in Egypt if they belong to any of the following categories:
1. Investors.
2. Egyptians and their minor children who forfeited their nationality of origin due to their admission to a foreign citizenship.
3. Children:
a. Of Egyptian mother.
b. Whose father was granted Egyptian citizenship.
c. Adult children whose mother is entitled to special, ordinary or 5-year residence in case of the death of the father.
4. Those of age 60 or more who have been resident in Egypt for 10 years provided that a source of income is available to them.
5. Non-nationals who, according to international treaties, are entitled to obtain 5-year residence.
6. Spouses and widows of Egyptians.
7. Spouses of those non-nationals entitled to ordinary residence.
8. Spouses and children of those non-nationals entitled to 5-year residence under any of the previous cases.

Special Services

Foreigners arriving in Egypt on board of ships are granted a permission to visit the port of arrival for 24 hours and catch their ship at the same port. They can also be granted a permission to enter the country for a visit not exceeding a period of 3 days before catching their ship at the port of arrival or at any other port.
Air passengers transiting in Egyptian airports are allowed entry for a quick trip not exceeding the period of 24 hours. In the event of emergency landing, passengers are entitled to enter Egypt for a period of:
24 hours in case of poor weather conditions.
48 hours in case of technical faults to the aircraft.