According to the Sada El Balad newspaper, the Egyptian authorities have decided to introduce a tax-free system for foreign citizens, similar to that used in other countries.
Egypt will set up an operating company, Global Blue Egypt, to implement a VAT refund system for foreign tourists leaving the country. Guests can apply for tax-free at airports.
When the VAT refund project will be implemented has not yet been reported.
At present, tax-free in Egypt is not popular with tourists, because it is associated with a lot of bureaucratic difficulties: a package of documents must be submitted to the Egyptian tax office, and the application takes more than a month to process.