Syrians will be allowed to enter Egypt without a visa starting on Monday, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

On 9 July, Egyptian authorities imposed new conditions for admission into the country that made visa and security clearances mandatory for Syrians.

The decision, which coincided with one banning Palestinians from transit in Egypt, came after a number of Syrians were alleged to be carrying weapons and appearing at pro-Morsi rallies.

Prior to the removal of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Syrians were allowed unconditional entry.

Egypt’s newly appointed foreign affairs minister Nabil Fahmy met with Syrian National Coalition president Ahmed Jarba in Cairo on Sunday.

During the meeting, Fahmy stressed Egypt’s support for the Syrian people.

On Saturday, Fahmy announced that Egypt will re-examine the decision to sever ties with Syria, which was enforced by Morsi two weeks before his removal.

Syrians have been receiving humanitarian aid in Egypt since the Syrian uprising broke out in March 2011. There are 70,140 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Egypt. The unofficial number of Syrian refugees in the country could be as high as 250,000.

source: ahram