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Africa > Egypt: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 388 651

Active cases: 43 814

Recovered: 323 001

Deaths: 21 836

Vaccination count: 33.1 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2022-01-06

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Non
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
 • Masks are required in enclosed public places
 • Masks are required in public transport

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
The international airport has reopened.

The flight suspension with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe has been lifted.

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.
Children under the age of 6 are also exempt from this entry requirement.

Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating full vaccination at least 14 days before travel are exempt from testing.

As a safety measure, overseas visitors traveling to Egypt during the pandemic must present a printed negative PCR test certificate on arrival. The test must be based on a nasal or oral swab and the certificate issued by an approved laboratory. Certificates are accepted in Arabic or English.

The coronavirus test medical certificate has to be issued no more than 72 hours before the flight to Egypt.

However, when arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt), Guyana, Italy (Rome), Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, the USA, the UK (London Heathrow), Uruguay, or Venezuela, the test and certificate extends to 96 hours.

-Passengers who arrive from any of the following countries are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Egypt:

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 Vietnam.

-Passengers on direct flights to any of the airports listed below will be required to take a PCR test on arrival if they fail to obtain the medical certificate before departure:

-Hurghada https://www.egyptonlinevisa.com/guide-to-hurghada/ (HRG)
-Marsa Alam (RMF)
-Sharm El Sheikh https://www.egyptonlinevisa.com/guide-to-sharm-el-sheikh/ (SSH)
-Tabahttps://www.egyptonlinevisa.com/visit-egypt-and-israel/ (TCP)

Travelers who have the test on arrival should stay in their hotel room until they receive the result. Individuals are generally notified of the result in 12 to 24 hours.

In case of a positive result, self-isolation for 14 days is mandatory. The cost of this test is covered by the traveler.

A proof of health insurance must also be shown.

Tests: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

Quarantine: No
Quarantine not required

Information updated on 2022-01-04.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: No
Mosques have been open for daily prayers with the exception of Friday prayers. A ban on funerals and marriage ceremonies remains in place.

Clubs, coffee shops, and restaurants have reopened with preventative measures in place.

Hotels are able to open at 25% capacity.

Cinemas and theatres are allowed to reopen at a maximum seating capacity of 25% allowed

Mask use
Masks are required in enclosed public places
Masks are required in public transport

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of 25% capacity allowed.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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