New rules: Tourists need negative PCR test results to enter Egypt

Source : 112 Ukraine

PCR test should be done no earlier than 72 hours before entering the country
22:00, 8 August 2020

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From August 8, Egypt will demand from foreigners the result of a PCR test done no earlier than 72 hours before entering the country. The relevant decision was signed by Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbul, reports El Balad.

It is noted that these requirements apply to all foreigners arriving by sea, air or land. However, the restrictions do not apply to people who go on vacation to tourist areas such as Sharm el Sheikh, Tabu, Hurghada, Marsa el Alam and Mersa Matruh.

At the same time, those who come to rest in the above cities are forbidden to travel outside of them without negative PCR tests.

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To date, 95 000 cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Egypt. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,951 people have died from the disease, another 48,898 patients were able to overcome the infection.

The Egyptian government has decided to open borders for foreign tourists and launch regular international flights from July 1.

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