Egypt partially cancels PCR tests for tourists

According to the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population, the Egyptian government has canceled mandatory PCR tests for the entry of vaccinated tourists.

“This includes vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Egyptian Medicines Authority,” the Al Ahram newspaper quoted the agency as saying. – Entry is allowed 14 days after receiving the second dose of the two-component vaccine (Sputnik V, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac), or 14 days after receiving the first dose of Johnson & Johnson’s single-component vaccine. Certificates must contain a QR code and the seal of the official body, no corrections, blots or additions are allowed “, – said in the message of the department.

However, the innovation does not apply to countries where a high level of spread of new strains of COVID-19 is recorded. These countries include: India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Brazil and several Latin American countries.

Citizens of these countries must pass a rapid coronavirus test at the airport, even if they have completed the full course of vaccination.

If the result of the express test is positive, then the passenger is sent for isolation and is obliged to pass the PCR test. If the PCR test is also positive, then the tourist is sent to the covid hospital.

According to profi.travel

We also remind that Greece has changed the rules of entry for foreign tourists. Now you can get into the country if you have a negative rapid test.

Going on a trip? Remember to get insurance that covers your COVID-19 treatment. You can do this on our website.

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