‘The most expensive coffee of my life’: Syrians’ thousand-dollar entry to Egypt

By Lyse MauvaisBushra Alzoubi|2024-04-29T14:37:38+02:00April 29, 2024|

Since 2013, Syrians entering Egypt must apply for a special security clearance that costs $1,050-1,500 each time. The costly requirement has limited Syrian migration to Egypt, prevented many refugees from reuniting with their relatives outside the country and birthed an opaque industry of brokers.