Egypt

Entry regulations

Egypt

Find all entry regulations for flights to Egypt in the following table*.

Prior to Travel

German nationals require a visa for entry.

There are no known restrictions

If the application is made through the Consulates General in Frankfurt, Berlin or Hamburg, 22.00 euros are due. Further information.

The Vis2Egypt platform distributes e-visas, which only complement and do not replace the issuance of the visa on arrival.

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

Due to security reasons, travel to the north of the Sinai Peninsula, the Egyptian-Israeli border area (except Taba) and remote areas of the Sahara is warned against.

Unaccompanied, individual excursions and overland trips in the south of the Sinai Peninsula are advised against..

Since June 2022, the so-called '3G rule' has been suspended for entry into Germany, i.e. entrants no longer have to prove that they have either been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. The regulation has been extended until 31 January 2023. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Prior to Entry

Entry is permitted without restrictions.

Individuals must fill out a health form upon entry, which they complete either at the airport or on the plane, or beforehand.

There are no known restrictions

According to the Federal Foreign Office, onward travel to other countries is sometimes restricted or may be subject to mandatory testing before departure. The regulations for carrying out these tests may be more restrictive than the destination country prescribes.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Children and minors are not generally exempt in case testing requirements apply.

Health testing may be conducted upon arrival if those entering the country are symptomatic. Random testing may also be conducted.

The obligatory 14-day quarantine after entry from abroad is not applicable. The condition is that no disease is detected on entry. If a positive test or symptoms of disease are detected, compulsory isolation in a state hospital may still be required.

There are no known restrictions

No notes available.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons.

There are no known restrictions

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for incompletely vaccinated persons.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for those who have recovered.

On Site

Restrictions are eased for vaccinated persons only.

Through the Egyptian COVID-Pass "Egypt Health Passport", vaccination certificates can be presented digitally.

Since 1 December, entry to public buildings (incl. universities) is only possible with proof of vaccination.

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Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

There are currently no COVID-19-related travel restrictions in the country.

New restrictive measures may be imposed at short notice, however.

There are no known restrictions

Masks are compulsory in public buildings, in shops and on public transport. Furthermore, large crowds of people are to be avoided, hygienic precautions (avoidance of shaking hands and kissing on the cheek) continue to apply. Random health checks are carried out with temperature measurements and tests for COVID-19. Failure to comply with the COVID measures could result in significant administrative penalties.

Shops and businesses are open, masks are mandatory.

Restaurants and bars are open subject to restrictions, including limited opening hours.

Hotels in the tourist areas are open, while elsewhere accommodation establishments may only open with reduced capacities.

Large, public gatherings are prohibited.

Fitness centres and sports clubs are open with limited capacity. Cinemas and theatres are allowed to open at 70% capacity. All museums and archaeological sites are open to visitors, but there are capacity limits and temperature measurements are taken at the entrance. Public parks and beaches may be closed on short notice.

All public and private passenger transport is restricted. Masks must be worn and every second seat on the bus must be empty. Taxis may carry a maximum of two people (driver and passengers must wear protective masks) and strict hygiene concepts apply. Several Nile cruises have resumed operations.

International flight connections, domestic and transit connections are partly available again, and health checks with temperature measurements and partly tests for COVID-19 are carried out at airports. In aeroplanes, masks are mandatory.

Travellers who become infected with COVID-19 during their stay in Egypt must expect a 14-day quarantine.

The Egyptian government has set up an English-language hotline for tourists to answer questions on hygiene and corona protection measures, and holidaymakers can call the domestic telephone number 19654 between 9 am and 3 pm every day.

Departure

There are no known restrictions

Entry/return to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

There are no known restrictions

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.


*All information is without guarantee and is based exclusively on information provided by external sources, e.g. the German Foreign Office. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of this information. Please inform yourself about the applicable entry requirements before your flight.