Egypt

Egypt travel safety and lockdown information

Travel and Flight Restriction 20 Dec 2021
Travel Information 20 Jun 2022
Travel Requirements 20 Jun 2022
Certification/Vaccination 20 Jun 2022
COVID-19 Data 01 Jul 2022
Total Cases 515,645
New Cases 0
New Cases (per 1 million citizens) 0
Transmission Rate n/a
COVID-19 Risk
COVID-19 Hazard & Exposure 3
Socio-Economic Vulnerability 3.6
Health Conditions 0.2
Access to Health Care 4.4
Infrastructure 4.4
Lack of Coping Capacity (Hazard-Independent) 5.5
Lack of Coping Capacity 4
COVID-19 Lack of Coping Capacity 2.2
COVID-19 Risk 3.6
COVID-19 Risk Class Medium
Rank 128
Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination 91,447,330
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination 277,114
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens) 87.71
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens) 2,658
Vulnerability
Air Transport, Passengers Carried 7.7
Point of Entry 8
Access to Cities 7
Mobile Cellular Subscriptions (per 100 people) 5.4
Internet Users 5.9
COVID-19 Vulnerability 4.6
Hazard and Exposure
Drinking Water 0.1
COVID-19 Hazard & Exposure 3
Population Living in Slums 0.5
Lack of Coping Capacity
Corruption Perception Index 6.5
Hospital Bed 8.2
Health System Capacity 8.1
Immunization Coverage 0.8
Health Capacity Specific to COVID-19 2.2
COVID-19 Lack of Coping Capacity 2.2
Indicator Data
Human Development Index 0.7
Incidence of Tuberculosis (per 10,000 people) 13
Malaria Incidence (per 1,000 people) 0
Estimated Number of People Living With HIV (%) 0.1
Air Transport, Passengers Carried 12,340,832
Mobile Cellular Subscriptions (per 100 people) 95.29
Total Population 100,388,076
Land area (sq. km) 995,450
Disasters
Year Type Total Affected Total Deaths
2020 Flood / Flash flood 20,400 40
2021 Flood 6,235 3

Egypt Omicron travel restrictions and requirements

Covid-19 Tests: 

Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers aged 6 and older must hold a negative PCR test result tested no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The test certificate must contain either a QR code or a stamp issued by the laboratory, and it must be in English or Arabic. Digital formats of the test certificate will not be accepted, with the exception of passengers travelling from Cameroon. Confirmation letters stating that the passenger has been tested are not accepted. PCR tests expire as soon as passengers use them to travel outside of Egypt. Antigen tests are not accepted for entry.

Vaccinated passengers: Test is not required for passengers who hold proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and that 2 weeks have elapsed since the second dose of any of the AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik vaccines or 2 weeks have elapsed since the first dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The vaccine certificate must contain a QR code. Certificates without a QR code will be accepted if they have been approved by an Egyptian Embassy.

Passengers who hold a Covid-19 recovery certificate or have received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine must hold a negative PCR test result tested no more than 72 hours prior to departure. 

Other exempt passengers: 

Passengers who hold a CDC vaccination record card with a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The test certificate must contain either a QR code or a stamp issued by the laboratory in English or in Arabic. Digital format of the test certificate will not be accepted;
Passengers travelling from Australia, Canada, China, France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt), Italy (Rome), Japan, Korea (South), New Zealand, Thailand, the United Kingdom (London Heathrow), North America, or South America, who may instead hold a negative PCR test obtained within 96 hours prior to departure;
Passengers in transit who do not leave Cairo Airport (CAI); or
Passengers flying directly to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH), Taba International Airport (TCP), Hurghada Airport (HRG), or Marsa Alam International Airport (RMF). Passengers arriving in the listed airports without a negative PCR test result will be subject to a PCR test on arrival at passenger's own cost ($30 USD), and must quarantine until they receive a negative result.
 Test on Arrival: Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, or any Latin American country in the past 14 days will be subject to an ID now Covid-19 test on arrival.

Passengers who test positive will be subject to a PCR test at the airport at a cost of 1000 EGP. If a positive result is received, the passenger must quarantine in a government designated hospital.

 Form: Passengers must complete a Public Health Declaration Form prior to departure. Passengers must hold a hard copy of the completed form. A form in digital format will not be accepted.
 Health Check: Passengers with any symptoms of Covid-19 or whose temperature is 38°C or above will be refused boarding.
Covid-19 Test and Quarantine on Arrival: Passengers arriving on indirect flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe will be subject to rapid testing on arrival in Egypt. Passengers who test positive will not be permitted to enter.

Passengers who test negative must quarantine at home for 7 days and submit to a PCR test on day 7. They will be monitored for a further 7 days.