Travel conditions in Egypt: negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19.
From 1 September, all air passengers entering the Arab Republic of Egypt, through any airport, must present a negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19 infection performed no later than 72 hours before the journey.
This rule also applies to passengers in transit at airports in the Arab Republic of Egypt, even if the final destination does not require the presentation of a negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19 infection.
Negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19
The test must be of the RT-PCR type, performed by a specialized laboratory, authenticated by a stamp, without corrections and / or modifications being applied to the document. The mandatory PCR test submitted to the Egyptian authorities must contain the date and time of collection of the biological sample and be translated into English or Arabic.
Children under the age of 6 are exempted from taking a PCR test upon entering the territory of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
On 30.08.2020, the Egyptian authorities announced that foreign nationals arriving by air directly at the airports of Hughada, Marsa Matrouh, Sharm El Sheikh and Taba can perform the molecular PCR test at these airports, for a fee (30 USD / person) .
Romanians are exempt from obtaining a visa
On arrival at Marsa Matrouh, Hurghada (Red Sea Governorate), Sharm El Sheikh (South Sinai Governorate), Luxor and Aswan airports Romanian tourists are exempted from obtaining an entry visa on Egyptian territory (until October 31, 2020).
Romanian citizens arriving directly at Cairo airport need an entry visa, which is obtained from the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Bucharest or directly from the border authorities at the airport.
Social distance is respected
In the designated hotels (only with the occupation of 50% of the capacity) special protection measures will be taken, and in case of detecting an infection with COVID-19, the person will be quarantined in specially arranged rooms in the hotel and in case of aggravation of the disease will be hospitalized (situation that will generate special treatment conditions - in charge of the Egyptian side - and return to the country at the expense of the tourist).
You should also know that the mask is mandatory in public places. Recreational areas, public beaches and parks remain closed. All tourism activities in Egypt will take place at a capacity of 50%. All means of transport for tourists will operate at a capacity of 50%, respecting the social distance; for the category of limousine type cars, a capacity of maximum 2 people is provided.
From 1 September 2020, all museums and archeological sites receive local and foreign tourists.