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Saudi Arabia sets conditions for travelling to Egypt

The Saudi Embassy in Cairo has issued a statement outlining the requirements for Saudis visiting Egypt. “On the occasion of adopting the validity of the lifting of citizens’ travel outside Saudi Arabia ban, we warn Saudis visiting Egypt that there are three conditions that must be met,” the embassy said on Twitter. 

These requirements are:

  • A US$25 entry visa fee per person
  • Citizens over eight years old must have a PCR test performed by laboratories accredited by the Ministry of Health, with a turnaround time of no more than 72 hours from the date of departure
  • Health passports are not valid at airports in the Arab Republic of Egypt

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will operate the first flights for its citizens after a suspension that lasted more than a year and four months. The country has determined the categories allowed to travel, such as immunized citizens who have received the two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. It has also permitted travel for those who have received one dose, provided that 14 days have passed since they were first vaccinated.

Citizens recovered from coronavirus infection can travel, provided that they have been free of the virus for at least six months, according to what appears in the Tawakolna application.

Citizens under the age of 18 years can travel if they present before travel an insurance policy approved by the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia, covering the risks of Covid-19 abroad.

The home quarantine will be applied to citizens after returning to the Kingdom for seven days, after which they must submit to PCR examination. Persons under the age of eight are exempt, but the category can be modified according to the Ministry of Health’s instructions.

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