The Egyptian authorities announced that they would impose a $25 fee on foreign tourists leaving the country from Cairo’s International Airport, the Egyptian daily newspaper al-Ahram reported Tuesday.
The fee, which was decided by the aviation ministry, is payment for services provided to tourists at Cairo’s main airfield.
Also, both Egyptians and foreigners will have to pay a $4 fee while leaving the Egyptian capital on domestic flights.
In May, visa fees for tourists coming to Egypt were increased by $5, making them $20.
The visa fee increase is not expected to affect the tourism flow to Egypt, Hisham Zaazou, the tourism minister said, explaining that Egypt’s visa fee still remains among the cheapest worldwide.
The total number of tourists visiting Egypt in the first four months of 2014, which reached 2.8 million visitors, marked a drop from the same period last year, according to official figures.