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Egypt Travel Restrictions

49,2 active COVID-19 cases out of 100 000 people
3,61% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 3,61% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Egypt with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Vaccinated visitors from South Africa 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 Public Health Card, along with their flight information and contact details for contact tracing purposes in case someone they travelled with will be tested positive at a later time. They also need to present a valid health insurance that has COVID-19 coverage upon arrival in Egypt.

More details regarding entry to Egypt can be found here and on this website.


Outgoing travel to EgyptTravelling from South Africa to Egypt

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 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

All travelers, except for fully vaccinated (at least 14 days before travel) and children under the age of 6 are required to present a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to flight schedule. However, when arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt), Guyana, Italy (Rome), Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, the USA, the UK (London Heathrow), Uruguay, or Venezuela, the test and certificate extends to 96 hours due to the length of travel time.

Passengers from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, or Vietnam are subject to another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Egypt.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Egypt.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are tested positive with COVID-19 are required to quarantine for 14 days in their hotel room at their own expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Travelers are required to present a completed health declaration form along with their health insurance.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Egypt

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Egypt must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

All travelers are required to present a negative PCR test result obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel. Upon arrival, they are required to be tested again.

Children under the age of 5, teachers who commute daily to neighboring countries, cross border freight operators, airline crew who will not disembark and medical evacuation crews are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Egypt are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Egypt

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

FAQs

  • Most visitors from South Africa can enter Egypt but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Travellers from from South Africa are not required to quarantine.

  • Travellers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Open