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Updated June 2022

Cairo, the gigantic metropolis of the Middle East attracts millions of tourists every year to its must-visit historical monuments of the Pyramids of Khafre, Khufu, Giza, Menkaure and ancient cities of Sakkara, Memphis and more. Egypt and Kuwait have always held close ties with each other and Cairo witnesses both leisure and business travellers from Kuwait on an everyday basis. 

Looking to travel to Cairo from Kuwait? What are the latest flight news, travel requirements, airline schedules and airfares? Keep reading to find out more. 

Kuwait to Cairo flights today

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We’ve listed the flight schedule for Kuwait Airways and EgyptAir for July-Aug 2022. Please note that the prices are accurate at the time of writing. 

Kuwait Airways

Kuwait Airways, Kuwait’s national air carrier, operates direct flights from Kuwait to Cairo every day. 

Kuwait to Cairo flight time

Direct flights between Kuwait and Cairo operated by Kuwait Airways take 2 hours 45 minutes.

Kuwait to Cairo flight schedule and ticket price

Kuwait Airways operates two direct flights between Kuwait and Cairo on all days of the week. 

Fight number: KU545
Departure: 12:25
Arrival: 14:10
Airfares start from KWD 150

Fight number: KU543
Departure: 23:00
Arrival: 00:45
Airfares start from KWD 150

Please visit Wego for Kuwait Airways full schedule.

Egypt Air

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

Kuwait to Cairo flight time

Direct flights between Kuwait and Cairo operated by Egypt Air are scheduled to take 2 hours 50 minutes.

Kuwait to Cairo flight schedule and ticket price

Egypt Air operates four direct flights between Kuwait and Cairo on all days of the week. 

Fight number: MS615
Departure: 00:30
Arrival: 02:20
Airfares start from KWD 104

Fight number: MS613
Departure: 04:15
Arrival: 06:05
Airfares start from KWD 104

Fight number: MS611
Departure: 13:45
Arrival: 15:35
Airfares start from KWD 104

Fight number: MS621
Departure: 19:30
Arrival: 21:15
Airfares start from KWD 104

Please visit Wego for Egypt Air full schedule.

Kuwait to Cairo travel guidelines

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).

Recognised 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: Test 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.