Egypt Travel Restrictions Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
As a safety measure, overseas visitors traveling to Egypt during the pandemic must present upon
arrival a printed negative PCR test certificate with a readable QR Code. The test must be based on a
nasal or oral swab and the certificate issued by an approved laboratory or medical center by the local
Ministry of Health. Certificates are accepted in English. PCR test certificate has to be issued no more
than 72 hours before the flight to Egypt.
However, when arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China,
Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, araguay, Peru,
Suriname, Thailand, the USA, Uruguay, or Venezuela, the test and certificate can be conducted up to
96 hours before the flight to Egypt.
Passengers with an approved COVID-19 vaccination certificate with readable QR Code stating full
vaccination at least 14 days before travel are exempt from testing. Accepted vaccines are AstraZeneca,
Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer. BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, & Sputnik V.