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COVID-19 Entry Requirements Egypt

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Egypt arguably is one of the most tourist-patronized countries in the world. Egypt links northeast Africa with the Middle East and has been a historic country since the time of the pharaohs as such, Egypt is famous for its sceneries likes Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the King’s tombs.

The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque. In response to the deadly coronavirus, Egypt has also instituted some travel and entry requirements for all travelers who may want to visit the country and the requirements are explained in this write-up.

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Can I do a PCR test at Cairo airport?

Yes, travelers and visitors can undertake a PCR test at the Cairo airport. As a matter of fact, it is mandatory for travelers coming in from the following countries to undergo a compulsory PCR test in Egypt upon arriving at the airport. The countries include; Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Egypt Travel Restrictions

Generally, the covid-19 travel restrictions in Egypt according to the government as published on egyptonlinevisa.com include;

  • all 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 negative PCR test should not be more than 72 hours after testing, however, countries like all 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.
  • Children under the age of 6 years are not required to present a negative PCR test certificate before entering Egypt.
  • Travelers must also present a completed Public Health Card on arrival in Egypt.
    Travelers are mandated to have on face masks or shields, observe social distancing, and all other covid-19 protocols.


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Akesse Sanza

Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.

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