On September 1, Egypt has re-opened Luxor and Aswan governorates to international visitors, including temples, archaeological sites, and museums. If you’re considering travelling to Egypt, you should ensure you know about any restrictions, entry requirements and other rules that are in place before you go.
Countries Permitted to Visit Egypt
Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Egypt.
The Egyptian authorities have advised that all arrivals into Egypt will be subject to health measures.
Passengers from all countries will have temperatures checked, will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details, and will need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance policy to airport authorities.
Entry Requirements in Egypt
All foreign travellers are required to present a negative PCR test certificate (from a test conducted within the preceding 72 hours) on arrival in Egypt. Children under the age of 6 are exempt. Travelers must present paper copies of the test results; digital copies will not be accepted.
Additionally, incoming tourists must show proof of health insurance upon arrival.
Tourists arriving at airports in Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh, Marsa Alam, and Taba can get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival for $30.
On March 9, the Government of Egypt also announced that it would provide COVID-19 tests at a cost of 70 USD for foreigners and 1,050 Egyptian pounds for Egyptians. In May the Government of Egypt provided this list in Arabic of public hospitals in Egypt offering the test.
Travelers are not required to quarantine when arriving in Egypt.
COVID-19 Health Requirements in Egypt
Masks are required in all public areas, strict social distancing guidelines are in effect.
Please contact the Egyptian Embassy or the nearest Consulate for updated information concerning Egyptian government policies.