Egyptian Government decided to allow Egyptians and tourists to take photographs for (non-commercial use) in all public places in Egypt for free and without requiring any permit. In a meeting held today, the Egyptian Cabinet approved new regulations governing photography, for personal use (non-commercial), for Egyptians and foreigners (tourists and residents). It was agreed that taking photographs using all kinds of traditional cameras, digital cameras and video cameras will be permitted free. No permit is needed to be obtained beforehand.
The decision includes a condition that the photography or film equipment must not be of the kind that requires a permit. This equipment includes: professional photography umbrellas; artificial outdoor lighting gear; equipment that occupies or blocks public roads. Second, it is completely forbidden to take or share photographs of scenes that can, damage the country’s image. It is also prohibited to take pictures of children. Egyptian citizens can only be photographed after obtaining written permission from them.