EGYPT to reopen for international tourism from July 1st

Egypt has announced it will reopen its borders for tourism to seaside resorts starting on July 1st.

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.

Currently, there is not any information on what nations are permitted to visit, or if they will be tested upon arrival or not. We have reached out to the Ministry of Tourism and are awaiting their reply.

Manar said that authorities have adopted a series of preventative measures to stem the spread of the virus during the reopening stages.

He said that travellers must sign an acknowledgment at departure airports that they are free of the virus prior to boarding their planes and before receiving the boarding pass.

Travellers coming to Egypt from countries with high rates of coronavirus infections, based on evaluation by the World Health Organization (WHO), will be required to submit PCR test results before travelling to prove they are coronavirus-free.

EgyptAir announced they will resume flights starting July 1st from the following destinations:

  • 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
Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany, who also spoke during the joint news conference, said tourist sites across the country will be allowed to gradually reopen starting July 1, with a 20% discount on tickets offered to travellers of Egyptian airlines.