Negative COVID-19 PCR test required for foreign nationals travelling to Egypt


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A proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be required as of August 15 for foreign nationals travelling to Egypt conducted at least 72 hours before entering the country, the Romanian Foreign Ministry announced.

“According to information publicly provided by Egypt, foreign nationals travelling to the Arab Republic of Egypt, including Romanian citizens, must produce proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test at border crossings points carried out no more than 72 hours before the trip. The measure does not apply to people arriving by direct flights at the airports of Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Marsa Matrouh. People travelling to/from the South Sinai Governorate from/ to other areas of Egypt must produce proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR molecular test, as mentioned above,” reads a MAE press release.

Information on the new measure is available on the website of the Romanian Embassy in Cairo –

Romanian nationals can request consular assistance by calling the Romanian Embassy in Cairo: 002027359546, with the calls being rerouted to the Centre for Contact and Support of Romanian Citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken over by call centre operators 24/7. Romanian nationals facing a difficult, special situation of an emergency nature may call 002027359546.

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