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Forums Pre-Production Forum Filming Permits for Egypt

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  • Wael Aziz
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    Filming Permissions for Egypt

    First of all, I would say that obtaining filming permissions to make your project in
    Egypt, isn’t that complicated you think and hear. In brief, normally it takes two or
    three weeks to get your filming permits done. Here I am talking about streets
    filming permits, which include street locations, antiquities areas, museums and river Nile.

    But when it comes to filming under water and aerial shots, you need one month
    in order to get the permissions, since the Press Center in Cairo takes longtime
    of high coordination with different authorities. That’s why I do advice foreign
    producers to start arranging the permits 45 days before their arrival to Egypt.

    Recently, many foreign producers told me that they would bring and use
    their filming drones, here I explain to them that any kind of drones is
    not allowed to enter Egypt and the security at the airports will confiscate
    them till your departure.

    Actually, the refusal of bringing the drones to Egypt came as a result of its
    misuse by potential evil groups. So the only way for using filming drones is
    to hire a drone crew from the only licensed Egyptian production company. The
    drone filming permit take the same time like Helicopter.

    At the end I would like you to understand the filming in Egypt is not difficult
    but it needs only a space of time to get your permissions done. While taking a
    sudden decision to pack your equipment and come to Egypt without any
    arrangements is a waste of money.

    Wael Aziz
    Fixer in Egypt
    cellphone : +201003761426
    Mail : egyptproducer@yahoo.com

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