Egypt (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 16.12.2021
1. A completed “Public Health Card” must be presented to immigration upon arrival.
2. Passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris only), Germany (Frankfurt only), Guyana, Italy (Rome only), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Mexico, New-Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, USA, United Kingdom (London Heathrow only), Uruguay or Venezuela must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Egypt. The test must be based on a nasal or oral swab. The certificate must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
3. Passengers arriving from any other country must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Egypt. The test must be based on a nasal or oral swab. The certificate must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
4. Passengers arriving directly at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP) without a printed negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Commercial flights and international tourism to Egypt has resumed from 1 July.

Starting September 1, all arriving international travellers, including Egyptian citizens, will need to present a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19 taken prior to arrival. Currently, PCR tests must be taken within 72 hours before arrival, but on September 1 that requirement will change to no less than 48 hours before arrival. Travellers must present paper copies of the test results; digital copies will not be accepted. Children under the age of six of all nationalities are exempt.
 

Lockdown Details

The Government of Egypt has announced that commencing Sunday, January 3, 2021, individuals who do not adhere to precautionary measures such as wearing a mask indoors may be subject to an immediate fine or prosecution.

All indoor weddings, funerals, festivals, or other mass gatherings are canceled indefinitely.

Starting Sunday, January 3, 2021, businesses such as restaurants and cafes have been ordered to reduce the number of patrons to 50 percent of capacity or less, with penalties of 4,000 LE to temporary business closures.

On August 28, Friday prayers reopened at some mosques under strict preventative measures; mosques have been open for daily prayers with the exception of Friday prayers.

On December 5, the Coptic Church of Egypt suspended in-person services through the end of December. Catholic churches remain in operation.

All public schools are required to shift to virtual learning until February 20.
 

Sources

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/worldwide/worldwide-travel-alerts
Data Source: covidcontrols.co