Food Africa 2023 | Travel Restrictions
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Egypt Travel Restrictions Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As a safety measure, overseas visitors traveling to Egypt during the pandemic must present upon
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.

PCR test on arrival for travelers from certain countries

Passengers who arrive from any of the following countries are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Egypt, paid for by the traveler.

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.

Travelers who have received the PCR test on arrival at the airport, should stay in their hotel room until they receive the result. Individuals are generally notified of the result within 12 hours via SMS on the mobile number they provided.

In case of a positive result, self-isolation for 14 days is mandatory.

Cairo International Airport COVID-19 Procedures

Temperature checks are in place at airports in Egypt. Travelers are required to wear a face mask at all times in the airport terminal.

Passengers are also asked to maintain a safe distance between themselves and others, especially when boarding and disembarking the aircraft.

At the airport, passengers arriving from overseas will be asked to present the medical certificate (a negative PCR test or Vaccination Card both with QR codes) & a proof of valid health insurance issued in the traveler’s country of origin, stating that it covers COVID-19 and the duration of stay.

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