Consular Advice for Egypt

01 September 2020
COVID-19 Situation in Egypt

The Singapore Embassy in Cairo is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Egypt. Singaporeans who choose to remain in, or travel to, Egypt should bear in mind the risks involved and should take extra precautions by practicing social distancing, avoiding crowded areas and observing good personal hygiene.

Medical testing and treatment at public and private hospitals are not subsidised for foreigners in Egypt. Singaporeans should purchase their own comprehensive medical and travel insurance and be familiar with this coverage and terms for Egypt.

Singaporeans should also keep abreast of local developments and updates to local COVID-19 measures by monitoring local media and official social media pages of Egyptian government agencies.

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Travel to Egypt

 

From 1 September 2020, all travellers would be required to produce an official medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result performed within 72 hours before their arrival into Egypt. The medical certificate must contain the date and time the test was performed and be issued and stamped by an authorised medical facility. Children under six years old are exempted from this requirement.

Given that entry requirements may change at short notice, travellers are advised to refer to the latest advisories issued by the Egypt Ministry of Health and Population, the Egypt Embassy in Singapore, and the respective airlines to ensure that you have the latest and most accurate information prior to departure.

All arriving passengers will be subject to temperature screening and be made to complete a health declaration card which would require passengers to state their contact information as well as place of residence in Egypt. Visitors will also need to provide proof of a valid health insurance policy covering them during their stay in Egypt.

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Consular Assistance

 

Singaporeans who are instructed to be quarantined for observation, hospitalised in Egypt or require urgent consular assistance should contact the Embassy’s 24/7 Duty Officer at +20 109 806 4310 or the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Duty Officer at +65 6379 8000. Singaporeans in Egypt are also encouraged to e-Register with MFA at www.mfa.gov.sg to allow the Embassy to contact them in the event of an emergency or crisis. 

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