Have to say I am really pissed off about this additional cost.
Because we are unable to fly out of England on a direct flight due to the government ruling, I have arranged a flight to Athens and from there we are taking an Egyptair flight to Sharm el shiekh with a 1 hr transfer of planes in Cairo.
As UK citizens you are allowed to holiday in Sharm up to 15 days with a free stamp in your passport.
Because we are transferring planes this is considered a layover and are being charged 25US$ each.
We have done many transfers over the years but all transfer visa that we have encounted were free.
Had to get it off my chest.
Just watch out for this money spinner.