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🦠 Egypt COVID-19 travel requirements

Last updated: 7 October 2021, 13:24 (GMT +4)

Travel to Egypt

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 and submit a health declaration form before arrival.

All travellers who have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be accepted for travel and are exempted from taking a COVID-19 PCR test. The certificate must comply with the following conditions:

  • Issued by an accredited laboratory in the issuing country
  • Linked with a readable QR code and does not contain scrapings, cancellations or additions 
  • In case the vaccination certificate is issued without a readable QR code, it can be accepted with approval from the Egyptian embassy in passenger’s departure country. 
  • 14 days have passed since the date of the second dose for Pfizer, Modern, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik vaccine
  • 14 days have passed since the date of the dose of Johnson and Johnson

COVID-19 PCR testing and other entry requirements

All passengers need to carry 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 the departure of their final direct flight to 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 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).

Note: NAAT COVID tests are not accepted.

All passengers, irrespective of their vaccination status, who have been in or transited/ transferred through Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam in the past 14 days from the date of arrival in Egypt will be subject to an "ID Now COVID?19 test" on arrival in Egypt. The cost of 1000 EGP for the COVID?19 ID Now  testing will be borne by the passenger and has to be paid upon arrival in Egypt. Passengers with a positive COVID?19 ID Now test result will perform another COVID?19 PCR test and will remain at the airport until the test result is received. In case the second test result is also returned positive, the passenger will then be transferred to a government hospital and standard COVID?19 protocols will be applicable.

All passengers from Canada, Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, New Zealand, North America and South America, who are travelling from or transiting through London Heathrow, Paris, Rome and Frankfurt may present a COVID-19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight from Dubai to Egypt.

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).

Required forms

All passengers must complete a health declaration form that will be provided on board the aircraft. Forms are also available from Egyptian tourism companies and their international counterparts.

Exemptions

Children below 6 years old and transit passengers are exempted from the negative COVID?19 PCR test certificate requirement.

Other information

Passengers arriving from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Madagascar and Yemen need to submit an international vaccine certificate of Polio IPV vaccine through injections taken 4 days before arrival or 12 months at most. Passengers arriving from Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa, Chad, Congo Republic – Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote D Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Islamic Republic of Iran, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan and Togo need to submit an information form of vaccination of Polio through injections before arriving to Egypt form taken within 4 weeks to 12 months. Above is applicable for passengers arriving to Egypt directly from the mentioned countries or via transit and will be effective immediately regardless the age of the traveller. Exception: Egyptian nationals may travel to Cairo without the polio vaccine, provided they take the vaccine on arrival in Cairo.

Travel from Egypt

With immediate effect, Egyptian nationals from Cairo transiting in Dubai with onward connections to Tirana, Albania and Minsk, Belarus will not be accepted.

If you’re travelling from Egypt, you may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit additional documentation before departure. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before you travel.

COVID-19 PCR testing

Please check the list of laboratories authorised to conduct COVID-19 PCR testing in Egypt.

Exemptions

Children below 12 years old are exempted from the negative COVID?19 PCR test certificate requirement.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.