Visa on arrival vs eVisa?

While eVisas for Egypt are available, RS is recommending that we get our visas on arrival at the airport.  Elsewhere I've seen conflicting advice about visas: some people claim that it's better to get an eVisa to avoid lines at the airport, while others report problems with getting eVisas and suggest just getting the visa on arrival.

Can anyone with recent experience weigh in the current pros and cons?


  • We found it very very simple to get the visa on arrival with little waiting and used dollars. I also read RS warning about getting visas ahead of time online. We just came back Jan 25 so if you need any other information let me know, be happy to give our take on the trip.