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Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Alexandria Airport

Transfer at Alexandria Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 20. 1. 2024

All flights are handled from one small terminal. A second, larger terminal is under construction and should be completed in 2026. The two terminals are separated by 200 metres.

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When you arrive from abroad, you need to purchase a visa collection before visiting the normal immigration checkpoint.

Visas are sold at bank branches and always cost 25 usd. You can also pay in Euros, but at an exchange rate of 1:1, so pay 25 eur.

Only after you have bought your visa can you queue for immigration control.

Security checks and queues

Ideally arrive at Alexandria airport at least 2.5 hours before your flight, especially if you have checked-in luggage. In this case, you will face 4 queues right away.

The first queue is when you arrive by taxi at the airport area, when you go through the toll gate and can stand there for up to 15 minutes.

Next, there is a security check when you enter the terminal and your luggage is scanned. These checks tend to be quick, but if there are large numbers of people, you may have to wait up to 20 minutes.

Check-in queues vary by airline, but can take upwards of 60 minutes.

After that, you'll go through passport control, which is usually very quick (usually within 15 minutes), and the traditional security check between the public and transit areas (20-45 minutes).

Transfer between flights

Alexandria Airport is not a transfer hub and therefore does not have direct transit options.

In case you combine a transfer on your own at this airport, you will always have to purchase a visa, go through immigration control and check in again.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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