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When can you Travel to Egypt again? Your Questions Answered

Update 25th January 2022.

Travel rules are changing (again)!
From 11th February 2022, fully vaccinated travellers returning to England from most countries will not need to take a COVID-19 test before travelling to England or after arrival, and will not need to quarantine. 
If you do not qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England, you will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test – to be taken in the 2 days before you travel to England and book and pay for a COVID-19 PCR test – to be taken after you arrive in England. 
You will need to book the PCR test before you travel. You will not need to quarantine, unless the result of the PCR test is positive.

The Latest Egypt News: Is It Safe to Travel to Egypt?

Like the rest of the world, tourism in Egypt is slowly but surely getting back to normal. However there are still strict rules set by the country to ensure that travellers do not unwittingly spread COVID upon their arrival in the country. 
Passengers from all countries upon arrival in Egypt will be required to complete a paper health declaration (issued by your airline or on arrival) with personal details, and will need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance policy to airport authorities. Passengers arriving from countries where variants of concern have been identified may be required to undertake a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival, which if positive will lead to a subsequent PCR test to determine if isolation at a government hospital is necessary.
All persons (including those who hold Egyptian nationality) arriving from overseas must have proof of one of the following:
  • A full course of COVID-19 vaccination (completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Egypt); or
  • A negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to departure)
  • Children under the age of 6 are exempt. Proof of COVID-19 recovery will not be accepted.
The Egyptian authorities have advised that PCR tests must be conducted no more than 72 hours prior to flight departure. Passengers arriving from London Heathrow only are permitted to have their PCR test conducted no more than 96 hours prior to flight departure. 

So what’s the Forecast?

The short answer: Sunny with a side of savings!
The long answer: Egyptian authorities have been welcoming international guests on holidays to Egypt since 1 July 2021. They were more than eager to open their borders and begin allowing tourists in again. Of course we know that since then there have been numerous waves of COVID-19 so the recovery has slowed, but as we look forward to summer 2022 now is a great time to book an Egypt holiday!  In fact Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism launched an online campaign to promote the country’s top travel destinations for winter 2022 back in December, keen to get tourists back to the country this winter, so if you want a winter sun holiday then Egypt is a great option. 

Strong as the Pyramids, Fluid as the Nile

We love Egypt for its history and for its holidays: beach holidays, romantic holidays, family holidays, exotic holidays, cheap holidays. Even camel-riding holidays, if that’s your thing.
And Egypt loves us, probably just for our loveable selves but definitely for the loveable pounds we spend there.
As one of the world’s oldest civilisations, Egypt has seen a lot. Conquerors come – conquerors go. Bad times come – bad times go. Egypt takes it all in stride. And when you're 5,000 years old, maybe you’ll be that stoic too. Until then, please visit our blog for regular updates of facts and hopes.

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