As you can see, Russia does not appear on this list. Russians do not have the official right to use this opportunity. As noted by attentive readers, this is a photo of the Russian passport, by the way, belonging to your humble servant.
This stamp is also put on the Russians, which saves our money and time. From what motives Egyptian customs officers put it to all tourists in a row, it is difficult to say. Perhaps, by the kindness of the soul, and maybe they have such an indication "from above."
Our friends from Egypt said that they just do not want to "mess around". The results of their work are not controlled by anyone, it is easier for customs officers to stamp than to paste a visa.
To this, it is worth adding that the Sharm el-Sheikh does not employ so many customs officers, and they often do not cope with the flow of tourists. Formed queues (pictured above), which become huge when arriving several flights in a row.
However, the "Sinai stamp" is not put to all. Some tourists are "wrapped up" and sent to buy a full-fledged visa. Egyptian customs officers in this case are right and act strictly according to the laws of their country.
At the airport of Sharm el-Sheikh
1. You must have a normally completed immigration card and a passport in hand. If you do not fill out the card, fill it completely.
2. Go to the window and say: "Sinai onli pliz." You need to speak in a normal voice, by no means exacting. Smile, it never hurts.
3. You put a stamp, and you leave with a good mood and thoughts about where to spend the just saved 25 USD. By the way, almost for this money (for 30 USD) you can go to the water park . But remember that your movement around the country is now limited to the resorts on the coast of the Sinai peninsula, and you can not get to the main part of Egypt.
What if you refused to put a "Sinai stamp"?
It is difficult for us to say, because we have never been denied. The easiest way is to pay for a visa, leaving your bloody "green".
The second way is very popular on the Internet. It consists in the fact that you have to quarrel, go to the head of the customs and demand to put a "Sinai stamp" from him. We will not comment on this method, as we did not try.