COVID-19 Entry Requirements

All travelers

Passengers from all countries will be required to complete a paper health declaration (issued by your airline or on arrival) with personal details, and may need to provide confirmation of a valid health insurance policy to airport authorities.

The Egyptian authorities have advised that all arrivals into Egypt will be subject to health measures. Temperature checks are in place at airports in Egypt. In addition, travellers are required to wear a face mask at all times in the airport terminal.

COVID-19 entry requirements may change at short notice, you should check the specifics with your airline before you travel.

If you’re fully vaccinated

If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Egypt without needing to test or quarantine.At least 14 days must have passed since the full course of a vaccine. Vaccines must be approved by the Egyptian Drug Authority or World Health Organization. These currently include either Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik V, or Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines.

Passengers arriving from countries where COVID-19 variants of concern have been identified may still be required to undertake a rapid COVID-19 test (ID NOW) on arrival.

Proof of vaccination status

You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Egypt. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 prior to travel. The Egyptian authorities have advised that COVID-19 vaccination certificates (paper or electronic) must be issued by an accredited laboratory in the country of issue and linked with a verifiable QR code.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need to show proof of a negative PCR test, or either a COVID-19 ID NOW or rapid antigen test (taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Egypt). Proof of COVID-19 recovery will not be accepted.

All variations of COVID-19 test certificates must be issued by an accredited laboratory in the country of issue, must have the date and time of sample withdrawal, and must be stamped or have a QR code.