US To Egypt Travel Restrictions, Flights News & Travel Ban In 2021 – Advisory & Requirements

This page was last updated on 03 November, 2021.


At a Glance

Most travelers from United States are allowed to enter Egypt, but there are restrictions.
Source: US Embassy – Egypt

Egypt: Open for Travel

Travel is allowed with restrictions
Travelers are allowed to enter Egypt. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Source: US Embassy – Egypt


No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
Vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival.

Source: Egypt Air

COVID-19 test required

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results may be required for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need a negative COVID-19 test result if they have a vaccination certificate with a QR code or a stamp from an authorized accredited laboratory. Please contact your nearest Egyptian embassy or consulate to see if your vaccination certificate qualifies.

Travelers unable to provide valid proof of vaccination must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result in Arabic or English. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure. The result must be stamped by an accredited laboratory, or contain a QR code, and must indicate the type of sample taken.

Source: US Embassy – Egypt

Masks are required

Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers aged 6 years and older must wear masks in closed public places.

Source: US Embassy – Egypt

Required Documents for your Trip

Mandatory proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate proving they have received all required doses of an approved vaccine. The accepted vaccines are: Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik V. The certificate should show the last dose was administered at least 14 days ago and must have either a QR code or an authorized accredited laboratory’s stamp. In case of any scraping, cancellation, or addition, the certificate will not be accepted.

Details and Exemptions:Travelers who do not have a QR code on their certificate must reach out to the Egyptian Embassy for approval.

Source: Egypt Air
Mandatory health declaration form
Travelers are required to complete a health declaration before travel.

Source: Egypt Air
Document: Download PDF

Optional Documents for your Trip

Recommended health insurance
Travelers are recommended to have travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.

Source: UK Government – Egypt