Planning your trip
Must be valid for a minimum of 6 months upon the arrival date. Minors aged less than 16 years do not need a separate passport if they are registered in passport of a parent/guardian that does not contain a machine-readable zone.
Passengers entering or transiting through Egypt must have:
- A printed negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test taken at least 72 hours before arrival. The test must be based on a nasal or oral swab. The test result must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory or a QR code.
- Or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before departure.
The certificate must be in Arabic, French or English and have a QR code.
This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
Visa is required to enter Egypt.
The following are exempt:
- Wives of Egyptian nationals.
- Sons and daughters born to an Egyptian father.
- Sons and daughters of an Egyptian mother if born after 25 July 2004.
Accepted proof of Egyptian nationality is: (copy of) a birth certificate, passport or national ID card of the relative.
For any other situation:
E-visas can be obtained before departure on the link below.
Passengers must have a printed e-visa confirmation.
Nationals of USA with a normal passport can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days. They can apply to extend their stay.
Travel to Egypt
Now that you have your logistics sorted, it's time to start planning the fun part of the trip! Egypt is an incredibly diverse place to be where locals will go out of their way to make sure you have a good experience. You will find all sort of activities - from exploring the ancient roots of the Egyptian civilizations to partying with them in a modern-era Egypt. Take a look into some of iconic destinations in Egypt where we recommend you visit.