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Egypt: apply for visa in 2021

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On the territory of the hotel, tourists can be without a mask. The buffet is behind the glass, and the masked staff serves meals to the guests. Tourists can move around the country without any restrictions. By bus, you can get to the neighboring town. But before you go there, you need to clarify whether there are entry bans there due to a local outbreak of coronavirus.

Rules of entry to Egypt for tourists

One of the first requirements is a negative test for COVID-19.

  • The result of the test must be obtained no later than 72 hours before entering the country. One of the new requirements is that the certificate must be in English;
  • The expiration date is counted from the moment the analysis was taken from you to the moment the plane leaves for Egypt. Please note that if you are flying with a transfer, then this time must also be taken into account. For example, if you have a connection in some city, then you need to calculate from the moment of departure from this point to Egypt;
  • Children under 6 years old do not need to take a coronavirus test;
  • It is also significant that the certificate is issued with the original seal of the laboratory. Photocopies of data on the smartphone screen will not be accepted;
  • The certificate must indicate the exact time of your testing. And the research method itself – PCR;
  • It is crucial to make several photocopies of the certificates to hand them over at the airport.

Tourists note that the requirements are not very strict. In some cases, electronic versions of the coronavirus test are possible. However, we recommend that you follow all rules regarding help.

The consular fee is not charged for children under 12 years old entered in the parents’ passport. A photograph of the child must be glued into the passport, regardless of his age and it must be stamped by the passport and visa service. The absence of a photograph or print is the basis for refusing a child to cross the border.

Visa to Egypt during the coronavirus period

Citizens can fly to Egypt without a pre-issued visa. The stamp is placed upon arrival at the airport. In order not to stand in line, you can apply for an e-visa in advance.

  • Until April 30, 2021, there is no visa fee for Egypt. Previously, the cost of a visa upon arrival was $ 25.

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Test for tourists arriving in resorts on a direct flight

For tourists who fly to the resorts of Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Taba, Marsa Alam, the conditions for passing the test have been created at the airports. Passengers arriving at these resorts directly in Egypt do not need to take the test in advance.

Airport testing costs $ 30. After passing the test, the results will need to be awaited at your hotel. Results are ready within 24 hours.

  • In this case, it is not recommended to use this option, but it is better to take the test before the trip. The test results may be lost or not received by SMS due to communication. And all the waiting time you will need to be at the hotel. Having a ready-made test, a tourist can immediately move freely around the city.

Migration card

The migration card must be filled in to go through customs control. This form is not issued on the plane. There will be counters with maps at the airport, which tourists must fill out on their own. When there are a lot of passengers, there may not be enough pens and you will have to wait in line, so we recommend that you have them with you.

How to fill out a migration card? Most importantly, you need to provide your first name, last name, and passport details. Yet it’s better to fill in all the fields.

  1. Flight number (can be found on the ticket or boarding pass);
  2. In Latin characters, you must indicate the city from where you arrived;
  3. Surname is written in Latin;
  4. Name;
  5. Date of Birth;
  6. Citizenship;
  7. Passport series and number;
  8. The name of the hotel in Egypt;
  9. Purpose of stay in the country;
  10. The names and dates of birth of the children are also in Latin.

Medical insurance with coronavirus coverage

To travel to Egypt, tourists must pre-purchase travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage. At the first symptoms of coronavirus (or in other insured events), you need to contact the Assistance – a service company that assists the tourists.

The service company number will be listed on your insurance. The operator will give you further instructions and tell you which clinic to go to. Important! Do not self-medicate or pay for medical services until you have reported an insured event. Otherwise, the insurance company may refuse to pay.

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