Egypt has announced it will reopen its borders for tourism to seaside resorts starting on July 1st.
The cabinet has indicated international flights will be allowed to enter the country from July 1, while foreign tourists will be permitted at the resorts least affected by Covid-19.
*This article was originally published June 27, 2020 and a newer version for up to date entry requirements can be found HERE
What are the Entry Requirements for tourists entering Egypt?
As of September 1st, 2020, travelers from ALL countries traveling to ANY part of Egypt must have proof of a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19 performed no more than 72 hours before arriving.
Test results must be presented in paper format only. Digital copies will not be accepted. Results also must be in English or Arabic
Flights Resuming to Egypt
EgyptAir announced they will resume flights starting July 1st from the following destinations. (Please note: Just because a flight path has resumed does not mean tourists from those countries are granted access. Updated to follow)
- Abu Dhabi
- Addis Ababa
- Dar es Salaam
- New York
What's Reopening in Egypt
Starting June 27th, the Prime Minister of Egypt announced further reopening and easing of restrictions across the country.
Egypt Independant produced a list of updates that include:
- Restaurants and cafes at 25% capacity
- Hotels at 50% capacity
- Shops and malls open until 9pm
- Public transport from 9am to 12 midnight
- Sports centers at 25% capacity
- Cultural facilities and cinemas at 25% capacity
Tourism brings in around $1 billion in revenue for Egypt each month, so the impact of the border closures caused by the pandemic has been significant.
The pandemic has shut down Egypt’s tourist sector, which the government says accounts for 5% of GDP. Analysts say the figure may be as high as 15% if indirect jobs and spending and investment are included.
Disclaimer: Egypt's reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry before traveling.