Egypt Apply the Cashless Ticketing System

Egypt has implemented a cashless ticketing system for tourists and travel agencies at archaeological sites. Visitors can use bank cards to purchase tickets to selected tourist attractions.


Cash transactions are no longer accepted in:

  • The Unfinished Obelisk.
  • Edfu Temple.
  • Kom Ombo Temple.
  • Philae Temple.
  • Abu Simbel Temple.
  • Egyptian Museum in Tahrir.
  • Nubian Museum.
  • Giza Pyramids.
  • Salah Al-Din Citadel.


Cash payments will be temporarily accepted for school trips as the Ministry of Tourism and Antiques is in the process of setting up an online platform specifically for them.

Mostafa Waziri, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, has announced that bank card payments will be introduced gradually for purchasing tickets to other museums and archaeological sites. He emphasized that applying a cashless ticketing system would enhance the tourism experience in Egypt and attract more visitors.

There are several methods for purchasing tickets for museums and archaeological sites.


1st: Tourism Agencies and Foreign Tourists:

  • The tourism agencies should buy tickets online from the ministry’s website,
  • To purchase tickets on-site, a tourism agency should provide a guide or representative with a payment card.
  •  The tourism agency can buy tickets (Group Visit Tickets) from the Collective Ticket Centre of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiques. The payment must be done through a bank transfer from the company’s account. The company can use this method through this email:
  • Foreign tourists can purchase tickets with credit cards once they arrive at an archaeological site.


2nd: Individual Egyptian Visitors:

  • Tickets must be purchased online via
  • To purchase a ticket on-site, Egyptians can use a bank card or prepaid Meeza card.
  • The purchase of entry tickets on-site by cash—whether for adults or students—continues to be available in limited locations.