ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR EGYPT
It is almost time for your trip to Egypt! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting the destination. The ongoing pandemic causes frequent changes to entry requirements and testing guidelines, so be sure to check this page frequently leading up to your trip as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Last Updated: Jan 15th, 2021
1. Possess a Negative PCR Test Certificate
All passengers (age 6 and older) traveling to Egypt from the USA must be in possession of negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19, taken at a maximum of 96 hours before their flight departure time. Travelers must present paper copies of the test results; digital copies will not be accepted.
2. Show Proof of Health Insurance
Incoming tourists must show proof of health insurance upon arrival. Please contact the Egyptian Embassy in Washington D.C. or the nearest Consulate for updated information concerning Egyptian government policies. Be advised that passengers may be subject to additional health screenings upon arrival in Egypt.
Note that if you remain in Egypt beyond the one-month duration of your tourist visa, you are permitted to stay an additional 14 days without incurring a fine. Beyond this, you will have to go to an office of the Passports, Emigration & Nationality Administration to update your visa status and pay the fine before being allowed to exit Egypt. For those in the Greater Cairo area, the office is located in Abbassia.
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Before returning to the USA effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel (view these travel supplier policies).