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Egypt Travel Restrictions

44.59% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Egypt with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Egypt without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Egypt for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Egypt entry details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a valid health insurance that has COVID-19 coverage upon arrival in Egypt.


Outgoing travel to EgyptTraveling from the United States to Egypt

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departing to Egypt.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers must present a paper copy of their test result with QR code. A digital copy will not be accepted.
Children under the age of 12 are exempt from test requirement.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Egypt.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who are tested positive with COVID-19 while in Egypt are required to quarantine for 14 days.
Documents
Travelers are required to present a completed health declaration form along with their health insurance.

Return travelReturning to the United States from Egypt

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Egypt must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Egypt are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Egypt

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Closed

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