US diplomat denied entry to Egypt

A US diplomat was denied entry to Egypt at Cairo Airport on Friday as he had not obtained an Egyptian visa in advance, security sources said.

In 2008, Egypt enforced the principle of reciprocity on US diplomats as well as some European nationals, requring that they obtain a visa before arriving in the country.

A security source said that the US diplomat was returned to the same Etihad Airways plane that carried him from Abu Dhabi in the UAE to Cairo.

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