If you’re travelling to Egypt, you will need to take a COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test and submit a health declaration form before arrival.
COVID‑19 PCR testing and other entry requirements
All passengers except vaccinated passengers need to carry a printed negative COVID‑19 RT‑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 printed COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test certificate must be original and must be stamped by the laboratory/hospital and contain a clear readable QR code with relevant passenger details. The certificate must also have the following information:
- Full name of the passenger
- Passport number
- The date and time the sample was taken
- Details of the type of sample taken for the swab
Passengers who do not have a stamp and a QR code on their test certificate will deported back to their point of origin.
The COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test certificate must also not have any modifications or alterations (e.g. addition or deletion).
Note: (NAAT COVID, ID NOW, PCR NAA, Antigen test (AG), (IGg,IGm) anti bodies test) tests are not accepted.
All passengers, irrespective of their vaccination status, who have been in or transited/ transferred through Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam in the past 14 days from the date of arrival in Egypt will be subject to an "ID Now COVID‑19 test" on arrival in Egypt. Now testing will be borne by the passenger and has to be paid upon arrival in Egypt. Passengers with a positive COVID‑19 ID Now test result will perform another COVID‑19 PCR test and will remain at the airport until the test result is received. In case the second test result is also returned positive, the passenger will then be transferred to a government hospital and standard COVID‑19 protocols will be applicable.
All passengers from Canada, Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, New Zealand, North America and South America, who are transiting through London Heathrow, Paris, Rome and Frankfurt may present a COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 96 hours before their arrival in Egypt.
Once the passenger departs Egypt, the COVID‑19 PCR certificate will be considered expired and not valid for a return flight to Egypt (the certificate cannot be reused).
All passengers must complete a health declaration form that will be provided on board the aircraft or at Airport. Forms are also available from Egyptian tourism companies and their international counterparts.
Children below 6 years old are exempted from the negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate requirement.
Passengers who have been vaccinated are exempted from the negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate, provided they present proof that they have received the required doses of the following vaccines authorized by Egyptian ministry of Health & Population:
- Two doses of Pfizer
- Two doses of Oxford AstraZeneca
- Two doses of Moderna
- Two doses of Sinopharm
- Two doses of Sinovac
- Two doses of Sputnik V
- One dose of Johnson & Johnson
Vaccine certificates must be certified by official health authorities of the country of vaccination, and not less than 14 days have passed since the last dose (the second dose of a two dose vaccine or the first dose of a single dose vaccine) was administered before traveling to Egypt.
Passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Malaysia, Madagascar and Yemen need to submit an international vaccine certificate of Polio IPV vaccine through injections taken 4 days before arrival or 12 months at most. Passengers arriving from Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa, Chad, Congo Republic – Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote D Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Islamic Republic of Iran, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan and Togo need to submit an information form of vaccination of Polio through injections before arriving to Egypt form taken within 4 weeks to 12 months. Above is applicable for passengers arriving to Egypt directly from the mentioned countries or via transit and will be effective immediately regardless the age of the traveler. Exception: Egyptian nationals may travel to Cairo without the polio vaccine, provided they take the vaccine on arrival in Cairo.