Egypt (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating full vaccination at least 14 days before travel are exempt from testing. Accepted vaccines are AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer.BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Sputnik V.
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: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 19.10.2021
1. Passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt), Guyana, Italy (Rome), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Mexico, New-Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, USA, United Kingdom (London Heathrow), Uruguay or Venezuela must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test 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 test result must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory or a QR code.
This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– passengers arriving directly at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP);
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received:
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before departure; or
– the Janssen vaccine at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must be in Arabic, French or English and have a QR code or must be approved by the Egyptian Embassy in the country of departure;
– passengers with an electronic COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Egypt by the Egyptian Ministry of Health stating that they received:
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before departure; or
– the Janssen vaccine at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must have the logo of the Egyptian Ministry of Health.
2. Passengers arriving from a country other than Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt), Guyana, Italy (Rome), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Mexico, New-Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, USA, United Kingdom (London Heathrow), Uruguay or Venezuela must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test 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 test result must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory or a QR code.
This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– passengers arriving directly at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP);
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received:
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before departure; or
– the Janssen vaccine at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must be in Arabic, French or English and have a QR code or must be approved by the Egyptian Embassy in the country of departure;
– passengers with an electronic COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Egypt by the Egyptian Ministry of Health stating that they received:
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before departure; or
– the Janssen vaccine at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must have the logo of the Egyptian Ministry of Health.
3. Passengers arriving from Cameroon must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test 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 test result must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory or a QR code.
This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– passengers arriving directly at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP);
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received:
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before departure; or
– the Janssen vaccine at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must be in Arabic, French or English and have a QR code or must be approved by the Egyptian Embassy in the country of departure;
– passengers with an electronic COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Egypt by the Egyptian Ministry of Health stating that they received:
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before departure; or
– the Janssen vaccine at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must have the logo of the Egyptian Ministry of Health.
4. Passengers arriving directly at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP) without a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result are subject to a PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.
This does not apply to:
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received:
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before departure; or
– the Janssen vaccine at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must be in Arabic, French or English and have a QR code or must be approved by the Egyptian Embassy in the country of departure;
– passengers with an electronic COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Egypt by the Egyptian Ministry of Health stating that they received:
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before departure; or
– the Janssen vaccine at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must have the logo of the Egyptian Ministry of Health.
5. Passengers arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela or Viet Nam are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense and could be subject to quarantine.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Egypt is open for tourism and flights have resumed. Some COVID-19 restrictions to travel to Egypt are still in place.

Foreigners can cross the border as long as they meet the Egypt COVID-19 entry requirements.

The Egyptian government is now issuing visas. Visitors from eligible countries should apply for an Egypt eVisa (https://www.egyptonlinevisa.com/application-form/) online to enter the country.
 

Lockdown Details

Egypt lifts coronavirus restrictions from June 1.

Egypt will lift restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including easing the early closure of shops and restaurants, from June 1, the cabinet said.

Since May 6, stores, malls and restaurants had to close by 9 p.m. after a rise in infections.
 

Sources

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