Egypt Will Reopen Borders for Tourism on 1st July

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Egypt has announced it will reopen its borders for tourism to seaside resorts starting on July 1st as part of its tourism recovery strategy.

The areas opening up are southern Sinai, where the resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Dahab are located, Red Sea province, home to the Hurghada and Marsa Alam resorts, and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean, the statement said.

The cabinet has indicated international flights will be allowed to enter the country from July 1, while foreign tourists will be permitted at the resorts least affected by Covid-19.

What are the Entry Requirements for tourists entering Egypt?

Currently we do not have any information on which nations are allowed to visit, or if they will be tested upon arrival or not.

However, we do know a few details that were just released the week of June 22nd:

  • Tourists coming to Egypt will now be required to submit a valid health insurance policy to Egyptian airport authorities as part of measures to limit the coronavirus, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khalid Anany announced.

Flights Resuming to Egypt

EgyptAir announced they will resume flights starting July 1st from the following destinations. (Please note: Just because a flight path has resumed does not mean tourists from those countries are granted access. Updated to follow)

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Addis Ababa
  • Amsterdam
  • Athens
  • Baghdad
  • Beirut
  • Berlin
  • Brussels
  • Budapest
  • Copenhagen
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Dubai
  • Erbil
  • Frankfurt
  • Geneva
  • Guangzhou
  • Istanbul
  • London
  • Milan
  • Munich
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Sharjah
  • Toronto
  • Vienna
  • Washington
Disclaimer: Egypt’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry before travelling. 
Ashton Sobhuza
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Dear readers! Welcome to my travel experiences, tips, and itineraries! Born and raised in Zimbabwe, I’ve always had a love for the creative and artsy stuff. I am an explorer and an adventurer! I am currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa.

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