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Updated December 2021

Egypt remains one of the numerous countries offering quarantine-free travel for globetrotters from much of the world. However, some COVID-19 travel restrictions to Egypt remain in effect. Foreign travellers are allowed to make their way into the Egyptian borders if they are able to comply with the country’s COVID-19 requirements.

With the new variant of coronavirus looming on the horizon, Egypt has pushed a few rigorous regulations for a few selected countries. Read further to know more about Egypt quarantine rules 2021.

Can I travel to Egypt?

Yes, you can. The Egyptian government has resumed the issuance of tourist visas for travellers from most countries.

However, do note that direct flights with a number of southern African countries are suspended due to concerns over the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. The countries are South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini. Travel from these countries to Egypt is not allowed until further notice.

Apart from the nations listed above, you are permitted to go to Egypt as long as you follow COVID regulations.


Egypt Quarantine rules

The Egyptian government does not currently require permitted international arrivals to serve on-arrival quarantine on the condition that one of the following requirements is met:

  • a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 to 96 hours before their flight departure time. Passengers must present paper copies of their test results with a QR code. Digital copies will not be accepted
  • a COVID-19 vaccine certificate issued by an accredited laboratory in the issuing country, containing a QR code. Vaccinated passengers must have received a full course of one of the following at least 14 days prior to arrival in Egypt: AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V

All passengers arriving in Egypt will be subject to temperature checks and must complete a passenger locator form with contact details.

If the test result is positive, travellers may be asked to self-isolate for up to 14 days in a quarantine room inside their hotel/home. They may be transferred to a public or private hospital if the need arises as regulated by the Ministry of Health.


Children under the age of six will not be required to produce either a negative test result or a vaccination certificate.