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Egypt

Travel to Egypt

If you’re travelling to Egypt, you will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit a health declaration form before arrival.

COVID-19 PCR testing

Effective 1 September 2020 all passengers, including Egyptian nationals, will need to carry a printed negative COVID‑19 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 certificate must be stamped by the laboratory or hospital and must include the following information:

  • The date and time the sample was taken
  • Details of the type of sample taken for the swab

The COVID‑19 PCR test certificate should not have any modifications or alterations (e.g. addition or deletion).

For passengers travelling from New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Thailand, North and South America, Canada, London Heathrow, Paris, Frankfurt, South Korea and Rome, the COVID‑19 PCR test can be conducted up to 96 hours before their departure on their final direct flight to Egypt.

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.

Travel from Egypt

If you’re travelling from Egypt to or transiting through Dubai, you will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure.

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.