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Egypt travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

25.06.2020 EGYPTAIR starting late-June 2020 is resuming scheduled International passenger service. Between 30JUN20 and 14JUL20, the Star Alliance carrier plans to operate 26 routes from Cairo. The following is based on GDS schedule listing as of 23JUN20. Planned operation remains subject to change.

Cairo – Abu Dhabi eff 01JUL20 1 daily 737-800/A320neo
Cairo – Addis Ababa eff 02JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Cairo – Amsterdam eff 03JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Cairo – Athens eff 03JUL20 3 weekly 737-800/A320neo
Cairo – Baghdad eff 08JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Cairo – Beirut eff 07JUL20 3 weekly A320neo
Cairo – Berlin Schoenefeld eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A320
Cairo – Brussels eff 02JUL20 2 weekly A320neo
Cairo – Budapest eff 03JUL20 1 weekly A220-300
Cairo – Copenhagen eff 11JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Cairo – Dubai eff 01JUL20 3 daily 737-800
Cairo – Erbil eff 03JUL20 1 weekly A220-300
Cairo – Frankfurt eff 03JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Cairo – Geneva eff 11JUL20 1 weekly A320neo
Cairo – Guangzhou eff 09JUL20 1 weekly 777-300ER
Cairo – Istanbul eff 02JUL20 5 weekly A320neo
Cairo – London Heathrow eff 01JUL20 1 daily 737-800/777-300ER (Selected dates 787-9)
Cairo – Milan Malpensa eff 01JUL20 1 daily 737-800
Cairo – Munich eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Cairo – New York JFK eff 01JUL20 3 weekly 777-300ER (4 weekly from 11JUL20)
Cairo – Paris CDG eff 01JUL20 1 daily A320neo
Cairo – Rome eff 03JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Cairo – Sharjah eff 01JUL20 4 weekly 737-800
Cairo – Toronto eff 02JUL20 1 weekly 777-300ER (2 weekly from 10JUL20)
Cairo – Vienna eff 03JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Cairo – Washington Dulles eff 30JUN20 2 weekly 787-9
Published on 13.06.2020
EgyptAir to resume services to Rome and Milan in Jun-2020: report

Published on 07.06.2020

Egyptair to offer June flights from Cairo to Europe

 

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Flight Restrictions

published 01.07.2020
1. Flights to Egypt restarted.
2. A completed “Public Health Card” must be presented to immigration upon arrival.
3. Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Egypt.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Egypt.

Quarantine

Egypt is implementing 14-day quarantine periods and other preventative measures in all cases.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission (with the addition of Eritrea, Rwanda,
Somalia, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia) and for travellers having transited for more than 12 hours
through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission (with the same additions mentioned
above). In the absence of a vaccination certificate, the individual will be detained in quarantine for up to 6
days of departure from an area at risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Very limited malaria risk due to P. falciparum and P. vivax may exist from June through October in El Faiyûm
Governorate. No indigenous cases have been reported since 1998.
WHO recommended prevention: none

Other country requirement(s) (2019)
Polio vaccination is requested regardless of age and vaccination status. Proof of receipt of a dose of oral polio
vaccine (OPV) or inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in the form of an international vaccination certificate
as specified in Annex 6 of the IHR issued within the previous 12 months and at least 4 weeks before departure
is required for travellers arriving from Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and Somalia) to
apply for an entry visa. Proof of vaccination with OPV or IPV is required from all travellers arriving from
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Niger and Syrian Arab Republic.

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  • Egypt Italian flights to, from Egyptian airports to resume on 15 July (Egypt Independent, 22.06.2020). Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1. (VOA, 15.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Egyptian authorities have announced that, from 1 July, international flights will be permitted to and from Egyptian airports. On 19 March, Egyptian authorities announced the suspension of international flights. Egypt has suspended all international flights except humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights with a pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.Aircrafts in a state of emergency or making technical landings may also enter the country.

    From 01 July, domestic and international flights will be allowed to gradually resume. “ Non Egyptian “ travelers coming to Egypt will be located in either Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada and stay in these destinations and not allowed to travel to another city in Egypt. Travelers coming to Egypt from countries with high rates of coronavirus will be required to submit PCR test results to prove they are coronavirus-free before travelling. Passengers will be obligated to wear masks on board planes. MoH confirmed measures for travelers entering Egypt include: temperature will be taken upon arrival; If normal temperature , travellers will be asked to self-quarantine at residence for 14 days (they will have to sign a document agreeing to self-quarantine); If the fever is 37.5 degrees C or above, then the traveller will be obliged to do a rapid test. If negative, the traveller will be asked to self-quarantine at residence for 14 days, if positive, then they will be transported to the testing facility for a PCR swab. For transit passengers: temperature will be taken upon arrival; if the temperature is normal, no action will be taken. If they have fever 37.5 or above, then they will do the rapid test, the passenger will be allowed to take the onward flight, but MoH will notify the IHR focal point at the final destination for their action.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Starting on Saturday June 27, the nightly curfew will end. Restaurants, cafes, sports clubs and movie theaters will be allowed to open at 25 percent capacity. Restaurants and cafes will be required to close by 10:00 p.m., while other shops will be required to close by 9:00 p.m. Places of worship will be allowed to reopen for daily prayers from Sunday to Thursday. Places of worship will remain closed on Friday and Saturday. Public parks and beaches remain closed.

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    27.06.2020
  • Egypt Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1. (Voa, 15.06.2020)

    1. Flights to Egypt are suspended until 30 June 2020.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, repatriation and United Nations flights.
    2. Nationals and residents of Egypt must complete a “Public Health Card” and present it to immigration upon arrival.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Curfew from 8pm to 4am next day. Egypt has suspended all international flights except humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights with a pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.Aircrafts in a state of emergency or making technical landings may also enter the country.
    Egypt has banned Qataris from entering the country. EgyptAir has suspended its daily flights to Kuwait; flights to Khartoum (Sudan) are suspended until further notice. People who have been in Bahrain, China (Hong Kong and Macao SARs), France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, or Vietnam will be screened upon arrival, and followed up with for a period of 7 days. All returning citizens have to sign an acknowledgement agreeing to go through mandatory quarantine before allowed to board flights home. They will be quarantined for 7 days.

    *****From 01 July, domestic and international flights will be allowed to gradually resume from 1 July. “ Non Egyptian “ travelers coming to Egypt will be located in either Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada and stay in these destinations and not allowed to travel to another city in Egypt. Travelers coming to Egypt from countries with high rates of coronavirus will be required to submit PCR test results to prove they are coronavirus-free before travelling. Passengers will be obligated to wear masks on board planes. MoH confirmed measures for travelers entering Egypt include: temperature will be taken upon arrival; If normal temperature , travellers will be asked to self-quarantine at residence for 14 days (they will have to sign a document agreeing to self-quarantine); If the fever is 37.5 degrees C or above, then the traveller will be obliged to do a rapid test. If negative, the traveller will be asked to self-quarantine at residence for 14 days, if positive, then they will be transported to the testing facility for a PCR swab. For transit passengers: temperature will be taken upon arrival; if the temperature is normal, no action will be taken. If they have fever 37.5 or above, then they will do the rapid test, the passenger will be allowed to take the onward flight, but MoH will notify the IHR focal point at the final destination for their action.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Egyptian authorities’ response to the coronavirus is evolving, and local measures may change and new restrictions be introduced at short notice and without warning. There is currently a curfew from 8pm to 4am as well as restrictions on public gatherings. There are also restrictions on schools, universities, cafes, bars, clubs, hotels and tourist locations. You should follow the guidance of the local authorities. The wearing of face masks is mandatory in closed public spaces, including government buildings, private offices, malls, retail outlets and public transport including private taxis. Legal penalties could be applied for non-compliance.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Egypt’s tourism ministry said 266 hotels and resorts have reopened in the country after receiving the hygiene safety certificate, a new requirement amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Arab News, 20.06.2020)

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    20.06.2020
  • Egypt Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1. (Voa, 15.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Curfew from 8pm to 4am next day. Egypt has suspended all international flights except humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights with a pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.Aircrafts in a state of emergency or making technical landings may also enter the country.
    Egypt has banned Qataris from entering the country. EgyptAir has suspended its daily flights to Kuwait; flights to Khartoum (Sudan) are suspended until further notice. People who have been in Bahrain, China (Hong Kong and Macao SARs), France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, or Vietnam will be screened upon arrival, and followed up with for a period of 7 days. All returning citizens have to sign an acknowledgement agreeing to go through mandatory quarantine before allowed to board flights home. They will be quarantined for 7 days.

    *****From 01 July, domestic and international flights will be allowed to gradually resume from 1 July. “ Non Egyptian “ travelers coming to Egypt will be located in either Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada and stay in these destinations and not allowed to travel to another city in Egypt. Travelers coming to Egypt from countries with high rates of coronavirus will be required to submit PCR test results to prove they are coronavirus-free before travelling. Passengers will be obligated to wear masks on board planes. MoH confirmed measures for travelers entering Egypt include: temperature will be taken upon arrival; If normal temperature , travellers will be asked to self-quarantine at residence for 14 days (they will have to sign a document agreeing to self-quarantine); If the fever is 37.5 degrees C or above, then the traveller will be obliged to do a rapid test. If negative, the traveller will be asked to self-quarantine at residence for 14 days, if positive, then they will be transported to the testing facility for a PCR swab. For transit passengers: temperature will be taken upon arrival; if the temperature is normal, no action will be taken. If they have fever 37.5 or above, then they will do the rapid test, the passenger will be allowed to take the onward flight, but MoH will notify the IHR focal point at the final destination for their action.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Egyptian authorities’ response to the coronavirus is evolving, and local measures may change and new restrictions be introduced at short notice and without warning. There is currently a curfew from 8pm to 4am as well as restrictions on public gatherings. There are also restrictions on schools, universities, cafes, bars, clubs, hotels and tourist locations. You should follow the guidance of the local authorities. The wearing of face masks is mandatory in closed public spaces, including government buildings, private offices, malls, retail outlets and public transport including private taxis. Legal penalties could be applied for non-compliance.

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    18.06.2020
  • Egypt CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1, the civil aviation minister said on Sunday, after suspending regular commercial flights in March because of the coronavirus outbreak.

    Mohamed Manar Anba told a news conference that flights would resume gradually at the airports from the start of July.

    He said foreign tourism would be limited to resorts in three coastal provinces, after the government said on Thursday it would reopen Egypt’s main seaside resorts for international flights and foreign tourists from July 1.

    Anba and Tourism Minister Khaled al-Anani, who joined the news conference, outlined measures to be taken inside planes, at airports and in hotels to help to ensure the health and safety of foreign tourists.

    Travellers from countries with high rates of coronavirus infections, based on World Health Organization (WHO) assessments, need to be tested before coming to Egypt, the ministers said.

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    15.06.2020
  • Egypt Egypt will allow scheduled international flights and foreign tourists to some of its coastal areas that have been least affected by coronavirus starting from July 1. (Reuters, 11.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Egypt has suspended all international flights except humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights with a pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.Aircrafts in a state of emergency or making technical landings may also enter the country.
    Egypt has banned Qataris from entering the country. EgyptAir has suspended its daily flights to Kuwait; flights to Khartoum (Sudan) are suspended until further notice. People who have been in Bahrain, China (Hong Kong and Macao SARs), France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, or Vietnam will be screened upon arrival, and followed up with for a period of 7 days.
    All returning citizens have to sign an acknowledgement agreeing to go through mandatory quarantine before allowed to board flights home. They will be quarantined for 7 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    A night-time curfew is in place from 21.00 until 06.00 until 23 May. All public transport is closed during the curfew. From 24 to 29 May, the curfew will run between 17.00 and 06.00 coinciding with the six-day Eid holiday period. During those days, public transport will be halted and non-essential shops, restaurants and parks will continue to remain closed. Starting on 30 May and until further notice, the curfew will run from 20.00 to 06.00. All retail stores and shops remain open (including during the weekends) although they are required to close at 17.00. The state of emergency was extended on 28 April for at least three months. Curfew was also announced in some areas of North Sinai governorate from 19.00 to 06.00, with an exception to the capital of governorate al-Arish, where night-time curfew timing is 01.00-05.00.

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    11.06.2020
  • Egypt Government extends halt to all international passenger flights until further notice (Reuters, 19.05.2020) Egypt Reduces Mandatory Quarantine for Overseas Arrivals to Seven Days (Egyptian Streets, 19.05.2020) This does not apply to: a. Aircraft in state of emergency; b. Technical landing; c. Humanitarian, medevac or repatriation flights; d. United nations flights; e. Domestic flights. Except for aircraft in state of emergency, all other exemptions flights must obtain a pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.

    International restrictions:

    Egypt has banned Qataris from entering the country after Qatar banned Egyptian citizens from entering the Gulf state. EgyptAir has suspended its daily flights to Kuwait; flights to Khartoum (Sudan) are suspended until further notice. People who have been in Bahrain, China (Hong Kong and Macao SARs), France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, or Vietnam will be screened upon arrival, and followed up with for a period of 14 days. All returning citizens have to sign an acknowledgement agreeing to go through mandatory quarantine before allowed to board flights home. They will be quarantined for 14 days in a place determined by the Health Ministry.

    Internal restrictions:

    Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5pm and halt public transport during the six-day Eid holiday from May 24. (Reuters, 17.05.2020) A night-time curfew is in place from 21.00 until 06.00 (local time) until further notice. All public transport is closed during the curfew. Shops and malls will only be allowed to be open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday. Outside of those hours, and on Fridays and Saturdays, all shops and malls will be close. The state of emergency was extended on 28 April for at least three months. Curfew was also announced in some areas of North Sinai governorate from 19.00 to 06.00, with an exception to the capital of governorate al-Arish, where night-time curfew timing is 01.00-05.00.

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    21.05.2020
  • Egypt Flights to Egypt are suspended (Sources, Possibiliy of flight operations returing on 01JUN20). This does not apply to: a. Aircraft in state of emergency; b. Technical landing; c. Humanitarian, medevac or repatriation flights; d. United nations flights; e. Domestic flights. Except for aircraft in state of emergency, all other exemptions flights must obtain a pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.

    International restrictions:

    Egypt has banned Qataris from entering the country after Qatar banned Egyptian citizens from entering the Gulf state. EgyptAir has suspended its daily flights to Kuwait; flights to Khartoum (Sudan) are suspended until further notice. People who have been in Bahrain, China (Hong Kong and Macao SARs), France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, or Vietnam will be screened upon arrival, and followed up with for a period of 14 days. All returning citizens have to sign an acknowledgement agreeing to go through mandatory quarantine before allowed to board flights home. They will be quarantined for 14 days in a place determined by the Health Ministry.

    Internal restrictions:

    Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5pm and halt public transport during the six-day Eid holiday from May 24. (Reuters, 17.05.2020) A night-time curfew is in place from 21.00 until 06.00 (local time) until further notice. All public transport is closed during the curfew. Shops and malls will only be allowed to be open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday. Outside of those hours, and on Fridays and Saturdays, all shops and malls will be close. The state of emergency was extended on 28 April for at least three months. Curfew was also announced in some areas of North Sinai governorate from 19.00 to 06.00, with an exception to the capital of governorate al-Arish, where night-time curfew timing is 01.00-05.00.

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    18.05.2020
  • Egypt Flights to Egypt are suspended (Sources, Possibiliy of flight operations returing on 01JUN20).
    This does not apply to: a. Aircraft in state of emergency; b. Technical landing; c. Humanitarian, medevac or repatriation flights; d. United nations flights; e. Domestic flights.
    Except for aircraft in state of emergency, all other exemptions flights must obtain a pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.

    International restrictions:

    Egypt has banned Qataris from entering the country after Qatar banned Egyptian citizens from entering the Gulf state.
    EgyptAir has suspended its daily flights to Kuwait; flights to Khartoum (Sudan) are suspended until further notice.
    People who have been in Bahrain, China (Hong Kong and Macao SARs), France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, or Vietnam will be screened upon arrival, and followed up with for a period of 14 days.
    All returning citizens have to sign an acknowledgement agreeing to go through mandatory quarantine before allowed to board flights home. They will be quarantined in hotels at their own costs for 28 days but don’t need to pay for medical charges.

    Internal restrictions:

    A night-time curfew is in place from 21.00 until 06.00 (local time) until further notice. All public transport is closed during the curfew.
    All retail stores and shops remain open (including during the weekends) although they are required to close at 17.00.
    The state of emergency was extended on 28 April for at least three months.
    Curfew was also announced in some areas of North Sinai governorate from 19.00 to 06.00, with an exception to the capital of governorate al-Arish, where night-time curfew timing is 01.00-05.00.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt]
    [https://eg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
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