Throughout considerable parts of 2020 and 2021, travel to Egypt was only permitted under strict conditions, but as of 17 June 2022, the last corona-related travel restrictions have been lifted. This means that you can once again travel to Egypt without any problems. However, you will need an Egypt visa for your trip. This article tells you all about the current corona situation and what you still need to bear in mind when travelling to Egypt.
Do I require a vaccination certificate or test certificate?
On 17 June 2022, all COVID-19 measures were lifted. This means that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people are allowed to travel to Egypt. Therefore, you do not need to show proof of vaccination before travelling. The testing requirement for unvaccinated travellers has also been lifted. Therefore, you do not need to take a COVID-19 test in order to travel to Egypt. There is not a quarantine obligation after arrival in Egypt, and you do not need to register your trip in advance. However, travellers still need to bear in mind the visa requirement. The Egypt visa can be applied for easily before departure via the online form.
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The corona pandemic in Egypt
Like most other countries, Egypt was hit hard by the outbreak of COVID-19. This led to a number of coronavirus measures, including a temporary border closure. Because tourism is an important sector of the Egyptian economy, it was a priority to quickly re-open holiday travel to Egypt. To make this possible in a safe and responsible way, many measures were taken in this sector. People working in the tourism sector were vaccinated against COVID-19 as a priority. By now, according to Egyptian sources, all these people have been fully vaccinated. Furthermore, the country has introduced a hygiene certificate, with which hotels, restaurants and museums, among others, can show that they take measures against the spread of COVID-19. Regular inspections also take place to ensure that all tourist facilities actually follow these measures.
By taking these measures, the Egyptian government deemed it safe to allow commercial flights to the country again as early as the second half of 2020. In the course of time, the COVID-19 measures were relaxed even further. On 17 June 2022, it was announced that all remaining COVID-19 measures in Egypt would be lifted immediately. This was in response to the successful implementation of the vaccination campaign. By 5 June, a total of almost 90 million vaccinations against COVID-19 had been administered in Egypt.
Recently, all COVID-19 measures for travel to Egypt have been lifted.
Travel advice from the British government
In general, travel to the tourist areas of Egypt is again considered safe. The areas around Cairo, Alexandria, South Sinai and along the Nile have a yellow travel advice. This means it is safe to travel to these areas, but the government advises against some risks. There is a warning for travelling outside the tourist areas. The area west of the Nile has an orange travel advice. In North Sinai, the border region with Libya and the Halaʼib triangle in the southeast of the country, the travel advice is red. Travellers are advised not to travel to these areas.
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Be prepared and check this page just before you travel to ensure that you are compliant with the current rules regarding COVID-19 in Egypt during your trip. Apply for your visa in time and also check whether you meet all of Egyptʼs visa requirements.
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Returning to the UK
If you travel back to the UK, you don’t need to take any COVID-19 tests. You also don’t need to complete a passenger locator form or quarantine after returning to the UK. These rules apply to all UK citizens, whether they are vaccinated or not.
Disclaimer: due to the uncertainties regarding the development of COVID-19, it cannot be guaranteed that all the information on this page is always up-to-date and fully correct. Please check this page regularly to stay up-to-date, but also check with your travel agent and the websites of your home country’s and Egypt’s governments before travelling or applying for a visa.
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