Egypt

Borders are open with restrictions.

People arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris only), Germany (Frankfurt only), Guyana, Italy (Rome only), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Mexico, New-Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, USA, United Kingdom (London Heathrow only), Uruguay or Venezuela must have:

  • a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test based on a nasal or oral swab and taken not more than 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Egypt; or
  • a printed negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Egypt.

The test result must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory or a QR code. A COVID-19 RT-PCR test used to depart Egypt becomes invalid for re-entry in all cases.

People arriving from a country other than mentioned above  must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test based on a nasal or oral swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Egypt or a printed negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Egypt. The test result must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory or a QR code.

Passengers arriving from Cameroon can bring not only printed results of tests mentioned above. 

A COVID-19 RT-PCR test used to depart Egypt becomes invalid for re-entry in all cases.

These rules don’t apply to:

  • children under 12;
  • people 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).

People arriving directly at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP) without a printed negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense.

This doesn’t 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 arriving on indirect flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are subject to:

  • a PCR test upon arrival at their own expense; and
  • quarantine for 14 days.
A COVID-19 RT-PCR test used to depart Egypt becomes invalid for re-entry in all cases.

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