Those arriving in Egypt must have a negative coronavirus test with them, passed no more than 72 hours before entering the country, but this rule does not apply to several airports in the country, including resorts. This was announced on Saturday, August 8, at the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“Egypt – from August 7, all arriving citizens are required to have a negative PCR test for COVID-19, passed no more than 72 hours before entering the country; Those entering through international airports in the cities of Sharm al-Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Mersa Matruh do not need a test, “the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of the Situation and Crisis Center (DSKTs) said on Twitter.
Egypt resumed international flights on July 1 and opened resort areas for foreign tourists, subject to a number of sanitary rules.
According to Worldometer, as of August 8, 95 147 cases of coronavirus were detected in Egypt, of which 4971 were fatal. In total, more than 50 thousand people have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic in the country.