[COVID-19] Egypt travel advice & entry requirements

Last update: August 4, 2022

As of June 17, 2022, Egypt has lifted all COVID-19-related entry restrictions for all travelers, whether Egyptian nationals or foreigners.

International flights

As of July 1, 2020, Egypt has resumed regular international flights. To date, Marsa Alam International Airport receives 92 flights weekly from Europe, with 25 flights from Germany, 18 flights from Italy, 17 from the Czech Republic, 15 from Poland, 6 from Switzerland, 4 from the Netherlands, 3 from Belgium, 1 flight from Luxembourg and 3 domestic flights from Cairo.

Entry requirements for Egypt

  • COVID-19

As of June 17, 2022, all COVID-related entry restrictions have been lifted, for vaccinated and unvaccinated international travelers alike.
Passengers no longer need to show vaccination certificate for COVID-19 or negative test result to enter Egypt.

  • Travel/Health insurance

In these times of pandemic, it is particularly recommended to take out travel insurance covering any health costs that may arise during your stay. However, this is not mandatory to enter Egypt.

  • Required vaccinations

All passengers arriving to Egypt from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Congo, Niger, Angola, Uganda, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Togo, Tanzania, Gambia, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela and Colombia must be in possession of Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

All passengers arriving to Egypt from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Nigeria, Niger, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Myanmar, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Angola, Central Republic of Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Togo, Zambia, Benin, Burkina Faso and Cameroon must be in possession of Poliomyelitis Vaccination Certificate.

Sanitary measures in Egypt

A special Covid health protocol has been put in place for hotels and all tourist operators (distancing measures, disinfection of facilities, etc.). This takes place under the control of the Ministry of Tourism and is generally well respected.

The wearing of face masks is mandatory in closed public spaces, including government buildings, private offices, malls, retail outlets and public transport including private taxis. Not compulsory at the hotel.

A vaccination campaign was launched in mid-February 2021. According to Egyptian authorities, around 36% of the total population is fully vaccinated to date. All tourism workers in the Red Sea and South Sinai governorates have received at least two doses of vaccine.

With the exception of large gatherings which are still prohibited, everything is now functioning normally in Egypt.

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