Egypt sets out Covid safety measures for tourists

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Egypt sets out Covid safety measures for tourists

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Egypt set out the Covid safety measures it has implemented for global tourists at this week’s ITB Berlin event, including free hotel quarantine for guests who test positive for coronavirus.
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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ Regulations for the Resumption of Tourism to Egypt apply to all tourist facilities across the country, with hygiene safety certificates now a pre-requisite for hospitality establishments, archaeological sites, and museums to resume their operations and receive visitors.

Covid testing centres have been established at Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada airports to conduct PCR tests on arrival for tourists who do not possess a negative PCR test certificate not older than 72 hours, at a cost of US$30 or equivalent.

It also provides PCR and antigen tests for tourists on demand upon departure to their countries.

Hotels quarantine guests who test positive for Covid-19 in separate rooms, covering the costs of lodging, food and soft drinks until their departure.






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Can’t get more generous than that!!
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Don't bother coming lol
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:D ,
Dusak wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:38 pm Don't bother coming lol
Au contraire !!

As I read it, if you fail a PCR test in UK, catch the first flight to Hurghada (booking a nice hotel for 1 night only) and, when you fail the test on arrival, they’ll put you up in the hotel for free!!

Possible drawbacks :

1) You’d have to ignore lockdown provisions in UK.

2) They don’t commit to where you’ll be accommodated in Egypt. So they might move you from the five star palace you’ve booked in El Gouna to some ghastly army isolation facility in the Sinai.

3) if you turn out to be someone who gets very ill with COVID-19, I’m not sure you’d want to be in an Egyptian hospital.


P.S. Don’t forget to pack a fortnight’s booze.....they only promise soft drinks.
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Why not bring your Covid 19 Self test kit with you? You could do it when you arrive and the result will be known by the time you collect your luggage. Simple!!! or is it????
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crewmeal wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:45 pm Why not bring your Covid 19 Self test kit with you? You could do it when you arrive and the result will be known by the time you collect your luggage. Simple!!! or is it????
I’m afraid they don’t accept rapid self tests :lol:
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I’m afraid they don’t accept rapid self tests
God forbid anything that works in the Western world would be a problem. Words like head bang brick wall come to mind :roll:
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crewmeal wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:35 pm
I’m afraid they don’t accept rapid self tests
God forbid anything that works in the Western world would be a problem. Words like head bang brick wall come to mind :roll:
They work....but with nothing like the degree of accuracy required.

All countries require a PCR test for entry.....which involves a lab test and takes at least 24 hours
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