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Updated June 2022

No doubt that the pyramids of Giza lay the biggest claim to Egypt’s capital city. But even if we remove the ancient monuments from the equation, Cairo remains one of the most visited cities in the MENA region as well as the world. Cairo’s role as one of the region’s tourism and business hub is undeniable.  

Looking to travel to Cairo from Jeddah? Here are the latest flight news, travel requirements, airline schedules and airfares.

Jeddah to Cairo flights today

A simple search through Wego will show you the latest flight schedules, allowing you to choose the best flight deals from across several airlines.

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Saudia 

Saudia, KSA’s national air carrier, operates direct flights from Jeddah to Cairo every day. 

Jeddah to Cairo flight time

Direct flights between Jeddah and Cairo typically take 2 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Connecting flights may take upto 7 hours and 30 minutes. 

Jeddah to Cairo flight schedule and ticket price

Saudia operates both direct and connecting flights between Jeddah and Cairo on all days of the week. 

Direct flights

Jeddah to Cairo: Multiple direct flights available all days of the week

Airfares start from SAR 1,349

Connecting flights

Riyadh to Cairo: Up to 3 connecting flights available 4 days of the week. Possible stopovers include Tabuk, Riyadh, Dammam, Amman, Taif, and others.

Airfares start from SAR 1,136

Please visit Wego for Saudia full schedule.

Egypt Air

Egypt Air, the state-owned flag carrier of Egypt, operates several direct flights from Jeddah to Cairo every day. 

Jeddah to Cairo flight time

Direct flights between Jeddah and Cairo typically take 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete. No connecting flights are available for the Jeddah – Cairo route.

Jeddah to Cairo flight schedule and ticket price

Egypt Air operates several direct flights between Riyadh and Cairo on all days of the week. 

Direct flights

Riyadh to Cairo: Up to 5 direct flights all days of the week

Airfares start from SAR 1,135

Please visit Wego for Egypt Air full schedule.

Jeddah to Cairo travel guidelines

Visa requirements for Saudi travellers

Saudi travellers are not required to obtain a visa to enter Egypt. Saudi Arabia is among the countries granted visa-free arrangements by the Egyptian authorities.   

Entry requirements

Passengers from all countries will be required to complete a paper health declaration (issued by your airline or on arrival) with personal details and may need to provide confirmation of a valid health insurance policy to airport authorities. If you’re travelling to Egypt, you will need to have a COVID‑19 vaccination certificate or a negative COVID‑19 RT PCR test certificate.

Testing requirements

All passengers, who do not have a valid vaccination certificate, need to have a printed negative COVID‑19 RT PCR test certificate from an accredited lab in English or Arabic for a test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Egypt. The printed COVID‑19 RT PCR test certificate must be original and must either be stamped by the laboratory/hospital or contain a clear, readable QR code with relevant passenger details.

The certificate must also have the following information:

  • full name of the passenger
  • passport number
  • the date and time the sample was taken
  • details of the type of sample taken for the swab

Passengers who do not have a stamp or a QR code on their test certificate will be deported back to their point of origin. The COVID‑19 RT PCR test certificate must also not have any modifications or alterations (e.g., addition or deletion).

Recognized COVID‑19 tests:

  • RT PCR taken within 72/96 hours prior to departure depending on the country of arrival)
  • Antigen test (taken within 24 hours from sample collection to arrival in Cairo)
  • ID NOW NAAT test (taken within 24 hours from sample collection to arrival in Cairo)
  • Note: Tests specified only as NAAT are not acceptable.

Once the passenger departs Egypt, the COVID‑19 PCR certificate will be considered expired and not valid for a return flight to Egypt (the certificate cannot be reused).

Children below 12 years old and transit passengers are exempted from the negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate requirement.

Vaccination requirements

All travellers who have a COVID‑19 vaccination certificate will be accepted for travel and are exempted from taking a pre-departure COVID‑19 PCR test.

The certificate must comply with the following conditions:

  • the certificate must be in English, Arabic or French
  • issued by an accredited laboratory in the issuing country
  • linked with a readable QR code and does not contain scrapings, cancellations or additions (QR code should be readable once scanned) 
  • in case the vaccination certificate is issued without a readable QR code, it can be accepted with approval from the Egyptian embassy in the passenger’s departure country (this is applicable to foreign nationals who have vaccination certificates that are issued without a readable QR code, however, are stamped and certified by the Egyptian Embassy in passenger’s departure country) 
  • 14 days have passed since the date of the second dose of the Pfizer‑Biontech/ Comirnaty, Janssen‑ Moderna/ Spikevax, AstraZeneca/ Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik vaccine or first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • passengers below the age of 12 are exempted from the above requirements.

Quarantine requirements

Unless you are transiting from these countries: South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, or Zimbabwe, you need not quarantine upon arrival in Cairo, irrespective of your vaccination status. 

All passengers who began their journey in these countries and are arriving on connecting flights to Egypt must comply with the following requirements:

  • take a COVID‑19 PCR test through ID NOW upon arrival at their own expense
  • self‑quarantine for 14 days under observation of competent health offices
  • take a COVID‑19 PCR test on day 7 after arrival at their own expense

Passengers coming from the restricted areas must sign the following declaration form (in English or Arabic), which obliges them to pay the fees for tests and other medical expenses if incurred.