Can I travel to Egypt from the UK? Quarantine rules, air bridge plans and coronavirus restrictions explained


BRITS will be able to return to Egypt on holiday this summer as it is listed as one of the air bridge destinations.

The UK government has released the full list of destinations where Brits won’t need to quarantine for two weeks when returning to the UK.

Egypt and the UK have formed an air bridge, meaning no quarantining when on holiday

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Egypt and the UK have formed an air bridge, meaning no quarantining when on holidayCredit: AFP or licensors

However, this doesn’t mean that Brits won’t have to quarantine when arriving in the country, as this depends on the destination.

From tomorrow, the UK will lift the advice warning against non-essential travel to popular tourist spots in Egypt, while from July 10, Brits won’t have to self-isolate when back in the UK.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps added that all passengers would have to fill out a “passenger locator form”, allowing governments to know where each visitor was going and for how long.

Here is everything you need to know about travelling to Egypt.

Can I travel to Egypt on holiday now?

Brits can now visit Egypt without having to quarantine on when back in the UK after a holiday.

However, Egypt is still enforcing quarantines on arrivals.

According to the Foreign Office: “The Egyptian authorities have advised that passengers arriving from all countries will have temperatures observed and will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details.

“Passengers arriving in Egypt from overseas are required to self-isolate for 14 days and commit to precautionary Covid-19 isolation guidance.”

Egypt is yet to open to the UK, but Brits won't face restrictions when travelling there

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Egypt is yet to open to the UK, but Brits won’t face restrictions when travelling thereCredit: Reuters

Are there any restrictions in Egypt I need to know about?

Face masks are mandatory in enclosed public spaces.

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Temperature checks and luggage disinfection take place at the airport when landing.

There are also some curfews in place – there are some restrictions on public transportation between from midnight until 4am.

There are also restrictions on bars, clubs, hotels and tourist locations operating at a reduced capacity.

Are flights running to Egypt?

Flights from the UK to Egypt are not currently running.

However, easyJet is to launch flights to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh by the summer, with routes hoping to begin by the end of July.

Other airlines such as EgyptAir are in operation, but from other locations in Europe.

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