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Prepare for a safe and comfortable journey by checking country health requirements for COVID-19 It is your responsibility to ensure that you travel with the correct health documentation as failure to do so might result in denied boarding.

Travel to Czech Republic

There are restrictions on the passengers who can enter Czech Republic at this time. Please check the requirements before you travel. It is the responsibility of the passenger to make sure of any changes to the travel and return policy of Czech Republic through the official sources and websites previously mentioned before planning travel

General Rules:

1) Rules for entry and return to the Czech Republic (as of July 23rd, 2021)  please check PDF
- Citizens of Czechia and foreign nationals with residence permit issued by Czechia.
- Citizens of EU+ and foreign nationals with long-term or permanent residence permit issued by EU+

2) Rules for entry and return to the Czech Republic (as of July 23rd, 2021) - please check PDF 
- 3rd-country nationals who do not have any residence permit issued by Czechia or long-term or permanent residence permit issued by other EU+ country
- 3rd-country nationals who have a short-term visa issued by Czechia before 11th May 2020 or short-term or long-term visa issued by other EU+ country

 

 The current rules of return to the Czech Republic for CZ,EU citizens:

1) All persons returning from abroad to the Czech Republic, with the exception of children under the age of 6, are required to fill in an arrival form.

2) People who have been vaccinated, people with COVID-19 and children under the age of 6 do not need to take tests or self-isolation.

3) All other persons are required to pass tests to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and, where appropriate, to self-insulate according to the specification specified in the article.

 

With a high risk of infection COVID-19 (red color) or with a very high risk of infection (dark red color)

Before traveling to the Czech Republic, passengers from these countries must notify their arrival to the regional hygienic station competent according to the place of residence, by filling in the Arrival Form, and submit a confirmation of its completion to the border control upon request.

Before starting a trip to the Czech Republic by public transport (especially by plane, train, bus), passengers must have a written confirmation from the health service provider or an appropriate certificate of negative antigen test result (max. 48 hours after collection) or a written confirmation from an accredited laboratory or an appropriate certificate of negative the result of the RT-PCR test (max. 72 hours from collection.) Carriers will not allow transport by passengers who do not submit the test / test certificate and arrival form.

After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, first undergo an RT-PCR test on day 5, but no later than day 14, to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, unless the public health authority has exceptionally decided otherwise.

Self-isolation is required until the result of the RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2.

 

EXCEPTIONS FOR:

  1. I) Vaccinated persons:

    1) persons who prove themselves by a national certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 issued in accordance with the EU Regulation on the EU digital certificate COVID, provided that vaccination has elapsed at least 14 days after completion of the vaccination schedule and who do not show any symptoms of COVID-19 ;

   2) a national certificate of completed vaccination, ie a written certificate issued at least in English by an authorized body operating in a third country, or a certificate of completed vaccination issued by an authorized body operating in a third country for which an implementing act has been adopted under the EU Digital Certificate Regulation that the person has been vaccinated with an EMA-registered medicinal product or a WHO-approved medicinal product for emergency use (the list of products is published on the Mzdr website.) The written confirmation must contain the relevant data and it must be possible to verify by remote access directly from the written confirmation.

Vaccinated persons according to the above definition have an exception from the tests, the obligation of the arrival form remains!

  1. II) Persons with a history of Covid-19 disease, ie a person in whom at least 11 days, but not more than 180 days, has elapsed since the first positive result of the RT-PCR test for the presence of SARSCoV-2 virus, which is demonstrated:
  2. a) the COVID-19 disease certificate issued in accordance with the EU regulation on the digital COVID certificate remains the obligation to fill in the arrival form.

III) Pax with a diplomatic note attesting to the isolated isolation due to the Covid -19 disease in the country of departure, with the obligation to fill in an arrival form.

  1. IV) Persons aged 6 - 12 years must fill in an arrival form before the trip do  NOT NEED a TEST before flight.
     After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, undergo an RT-PCR test to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus within 5 days; have a negative test result before the end of self-insulation.

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).

Required forms

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.

Exemptions

Children below 6 years old are exempted from the negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate requirement.

Vaccinated Passengers:

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.

Other information

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.

There are restrictions on the passengers who can enter Germany at this time. Please check the requirements before you travel.

Please check the official website for more information on the foregoing obligations, exemptions and requirements regarding the relevant proofs to travel from Egypt.

As for the general obligations please check the latest update here.

*Vaccinated Passengers:

Passenger is considered fully vaccinated under the following conditions:

1- The vaccine must be listed on the website of the PAUL-EHRLICH-Institute.

2- The passenger must have received the complete dose of the vaccine that is required for complete protection against COVID-19.

3- At least 14 days have passed since the last dose of vaccine except for recovered passenger.

4- Passenger is citizen of state whose entry requirements are not subject to reciprocity. Reciprocity reservations currently exist for following state; China.

5- The passenger has not stayed in VOC during the last 10 days.

Proof of immunization

*Passenger must have a digital COVID certificate of European union (EU-DCC) or equivalent proof of vaccination before departure of the flight.

*The accepted languages of the certificate of the vaccine are (English, German, Italian, French or Spanish)

*The certificate of vaccination must contain

1-Personal data of the vaccinated person (first name, last name, and date of birth).

2-Date of vaccination.

3-Number of doses of the vaccine.

4-Name of the vaccine.

5-Name of the disease against which the vaccine was received.

6-An indication to the institute responsible for the vaccine.

Entry of Germany is permitted from third countries who have imperative need to travel which are:

1-EU citizens and third countries who have the right of residence in Germany.

2-Healthcare workers.

3-Skilled and highly qualified foreign workers if their employment is important.

4-Seasonal workers in agriculture.

5-Freight transport.

6-Seafarers.

7-Forgien student, trainee, and volunteer.

8-Persons in need of international protection.

9-Ethenic German settlers.

10-Persons who are immigrating to Germany in purpose of joining their families or for short family visits of core family members (husband, wife, minor children, parents of minor children) or unmarried partners in relationship with German citizenship, EU citizenship, or third countries with right residence in Germany or joint short-term visit of couples who residing together in third country for important reason

11-Passengers in transit.

 

*Conditions for passengers who will be in transit:

1-Time spent in Germany is limited to the duration of direct transit to the destination state.

2-The third country passenger is allowed to enter their destination state.

3-The third country is not designated as an area of variants of concern.

Exemptions

THE RESTRICTIONS DO NOT APPLY TO:

1-German citizens.

2-Passengers who have resided and last stayed in the following countries and regions: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Honk Kong, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon Macao, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine.

4-Children who are under 12 if accompanied by at least one fully vaccinated parent.

There are restrictions on the passengers who can enter Italy at this time. Please check the requirements before you travel.

For the general obligations please check the latest update here. It is the responsibility of the passenger to make sure of any changes to the travel and return policy of Italy through the official sources and websites before planning travel.

From Egypt to Italy

All passengers arriving from Egypt:

- MUST make a quick swab 48 hours before departure (also Green Pass holders) including children from 6 years old MUST carry out registration on the following link.
- On arrival in Italy MUST observe 10 days quarantine and carry out a follow-up test at the end.

 From Italy to Egypt

All passengers leaving on our flights from Italy to Egypt will have to introduce to the boarding
one of the following documents:

  • GREEN PASS CERTIFICATION: is accepted only if the cycle of the two doses has been completed, and only if 15 days have elapsed from the date of administration of the second dose to the date of departure.
  • GREEN PASS HOLDERS FOR COVID HEALING: MUST carry out COVID-19 PCR QR-CODE TEST 72 hours before departure. 
  • NON VACCINATED passengers MUST hold a COVID-19 PCR TEST 72 hours before departure.
  • Swab is also required for children from the age of 6.
  • All result of PCR TEST MUST necessarily has QR-CODE.

All the above documentation must be shown in paper form at check-in desks.
Also GREEN PASS must be printed in all its parts (not only the QR-CODE)

There are restrictions on the passengers who can enter Kuwait at this time. Please check the requirements before you travel.

Travel eligibility

The below categories of passengers may enter Kuwait:

First: - Vaccinated Passengers:

  • Those who vaccinated with approved vaccines in the state of Kuwait: -

     - Pfizer BioNTech vaccine (two doses).

     - AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine (two doses).

     - Moderna vaccine (two doses).

     - Johnson & Johnson vaccine (one dose).

  • In addition to the above vaccinated passengers, those who received two doses of one of the unapproved vaccines in the state of Kuwait (Sino pharm – Sinovac - Sputnik) must receive at least one additional dose of one of the approved vaccines in the state of Kuwait.

Second: Proof of immunization: -

  • Immunized in the state of Kuwait:

Must proof immunization upon arrival to the country through (Immune or Kuwait mobile ID or Kuwait-Mosafer).

  • Immunized outside the state of Kuwait:

Immunization to be proven by presenting vaccination certificate includes the following:

  • Name matching to travel passport.
  • Type of vaccination received.
  • Date of doses taken.
  • Name of vaccine agency.
  • Electronic Readable QR code. If no QR code is available, then vaccination certificate must be uploaded through Ministry of Health website for authentication.

Third: Domestic worker: -  Non-immunized domestic workers can be recruited as listed in the above Item (FIRST) by registration in (Bilsalamah) platform.

There are restrictions on the passengers who can enter Qatar at this time. Please check the requirements before you travel.

For the general obligations please check the latest update here. It is the responsibility of the passenger to make sure of any changes to the travel and return policy of the State of Qatar through the official sources and websites previously mentioned before planning travel.

General policy:

  1. Citizens and residents can travel abroad at any time, provided that the travel and return policy is adhered to.
  2. The State of Qatar has classified countries in green, yellow, and red lists according to the level of risk in each country.
  3. Pre-electronic registration through the official website  is optional  for Qatari citizens and residents, however it is still mandatory for visitors to obtain a travel permit () at least (12) hours before travel, and the passengers will be required to download all  official documents and present the travel permit to the airline employees (in case of travelling through Hamad International Airport) to allow them  to board the aircraft, or to the immigration employees at the land borders (in the event of traveling through Abu Samra land port).
  4. Unvaccinated citizens and residents who wish to travel abroad to a country classified as non-green are required to book hotel quarantine packages before travelling, through the Discover Qatar website at one of the designated quarantine hotels in Qatar.
  5. Individuals wishing to travel abroad must be aware of the health measures applied in the country of arrival regarding quarantine duration and Covid-19 certificate requirement.
  6. A PCR test for travel abroad must be conducted at private healthcare facilities which were previously announced by the Ministry of Public Health.
  7. A PCR test must be conducted at an approved medical center by the local Ministry of Health in the country of departure before travelling to the State of Qatar.
  8. GCC citizens who have recovered from Covid-19 are required to present the original vaccination certificate (at least one dose of any of the recognized vaccines by the Ministry of Public Health- Qatar), a PCR test, as well as a certificate proving occurrence of Covid- 19 infection.
  9. Employees planning to travel abroad should coordinate with their employers on their travel and return dates taking into consideration the quarantine duration.
  10. If hotel quarantine criteria apply, the Ministry of Public Health shall cover costs of the hotel quarantine packages in Qatar for patients receiving their treatment abroad with their official escorts (with written approval from Medical Committee for Treatment Abroad of the Ministry of Public Health) at the expense of the state of Qatar. The employers shall cover expenses of the hotel quarantine for their employees upon returning from official missions. 
  11. In the event of home quarantine, accommodation conditions must be appropriate, where there is a separate room with ensuite bathroom. If the accommodation does not meet the requirements, the passenger must book a hotel quarantine package through the "Discover Qatar" website before travelling to Qatar.
  12. Immunity period for the vaccinated individuals is (12) months, starting after 14 days from the date of the second dose and the immunity period can be extended based on any new data in this regard.
  13. Lists of approved / conditionally approved Vaccines by Ministry of Public Health:
  • Pfizer BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty) (two doses).
  • AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine (Coveshield / Oxford / Vaxepheria) (two doses).
  • Moderna vaccine (Spikefax) (two doses).
  • Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccine (one dose).
  • Sinopharm vaccine (Conditionally approved vaccines)
  • Travelers who are fully vaccinated with the above specified conditionally approved vaccines shall undergo antibody test upon arrival, if the result is positive, they shall be exempt from the quarantine requirements; if the result​ is negative, the passenger will be required to do PCR test upon arrival and must undergo quarantine based on the classification of the departure country.
  • Passengers who have taken one of the recognized vaccines must submit the original vaccination certificate, which shall include the following information:
    1. Name of the passenger and it must match the passport.
    2. Dose dates according to type of the vaccine (one dose for Jansen vaccine and two doses for other vaccines).
    3. Type/name of the vaccine.
    4. Lot number of the vaccine (if any).
    5. Official logo or seal of the vaccination authority​.

Recovered Individuals: ​

  1. Citizens and residents from a previous infection within the last (12) months are exempt from quarantine upon return from abroad if they were asymptomatic, and their PCR test result is negative.
  2. This rule shall apply to the individuals diagnosed in Qatar only, while those diagnosed in any of GCC countries who have received at least one dose of recognized vaccines by MoPH Qatar, shall be exempt from quarantine provided that a valid official certificate with a detailing the previous infection, issued by the local Ministry of Health in the GCC, is presented.

There are restrictions on the categories of passengers who can enter Saudi Arabia at this time. Please check the requirements before you travel.

Travel eligibility

The below categories of passengers may enter Saudi Arabia:

  • Saudi Citizens and their non-citizen’s family.
  • Kingdom’s resident.
  • diplomats and their families
  • health practitioners and their families

 Covid-19 Requirements

  • Non‑vaccinated Saudi citizens:

- COVID‑19 PCR is not required before travelling.

- Must comply with home quarantine for 7 days and COVID‑19 PCR testing on day 6 of quarantine

  • Vaccinated Saudi citizens:

- No procedures required 

  • Vaccinated Kingdom’s resident permit holders:

- Must have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine inside the kingdom before their departure from the kingdom.

- All the precautionary measures and health requirements in the kingdom may be applied.

  • Vaccinated non‑citizens who are family members of Saudi citizens and their accompanying worker traveling with them:

- Must provide COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding.

- No quarantine or COVID‑19 PCR testing is required on arrival.

  • Non‑vaccinated diplomats and their families and companions who are below 18 years old:

- Must provide COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding

- Must comply with home quarantine for 7 days and COVID‑19 PCR testing on day 6 of quarantine

  • Non‑vaccinated health practitioners and their families:

- Must provide COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding

- Those working in government sectors must comply with home quarantine for 7 days and take a COVID‑19 PCR test within 24 hours and another on day 7 of quarantine

Those working in private sectors must comply with institutional quarantine for 7 days and take a COVID‑19 PCR test within 24 hours and another on day 7 of quarantine

  • Education workers and their families:

- Faculty members in universities, colleges and institutes.

- Teachers and female teachers in public education.

- The Trainers in the General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training and Training Institutes.

- Those who received a single dose or completed doses of vaccinations inside the Kingdom are excluded from the institutional quarantine.

- Duration of institutional quarantine 5 days / 4 nights.

  • The quarantine hotel packages.

- Institutional quarantine prices according to the age group of 18 years and over in each of the following countries:

Riyadh (2250(- Jeddah (2050) – Yanbu (2050) These prices include accommodation, three meals, transfer from the airport and two PCR scans.

For more inquiries, please contact the e-mail: [email protected]