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Egypt lifts all Covid-related travel rules for incoming tourists

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On Thursday, Egypt finally announced to the world that it is lifting all COVID-related entry restrictions for all travelers, regardless of citizenship status.

Happy tourist in a hat riding a camel pyramid of Egyptian Giza, sunlight Cairo, Egypt

Policy update did not say when the decision would take effect.

With today’s decision, Egypt joins dozens of other countries in lifting travel restrictions as the infection spreads around the world.

Egypt is the number 66 country to eliminate all entry requirements.

Americans, as well as foreigners from other countries, will no longer need to present:

  • proof of vaccination
  • Passenger Search Forms
  • Testing before departure
  • Recovery from COVID-19
  • No testing on arrival
  • No testing after arrival
Painted and carved hypostyle hall in the Dendera temple.  Egypt

Current situation in Egypt.

Over the past few months, the number of cases in Egypt has dropped dramatically. This can certainly be attributed to Egypt’s stringent measures to contain the spread of the virus.

The average daily incidence of coronavirus and the death toll in Egypt have dropped significantly over the past few months.

A couple walks in the Sahara desert at sunset.  Rear view, natural background.  The concept of travel, freedom and wanderlust.

Top 3 things to do in Egypt this year.

Egypt is a wonderful and diverse country – there are so many non-traditional things to do in Egypt. You can be there for a month and not see it all.

  1. Fly in a hot air balloon over Luxor

I know you didn’t expect to see this selection on our list of things to do in Egypt. This is because hot air ballooning in Egypt is not that popular. However, it can be an incredible experience if done right.

Be sure to hire a reputable company with a strong security track record.

There is something especially magical when you rise above the clouds and look down on the city of Luxor and the nearby rivers.

A wide view of dozens of hot air balloons flying around the Luxor region of Egypt.  Popular tourist activity, stunning views of the desert surroundings

You will get a whole new perspective when you experience this beautiful country from the air.

You will rise above the Egyptian countryside before finding yourself with unobstructed views of the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens and the Valley of the Workers.

2. Go down the Nile in a felucca

There is nothing better than sailing on a magical river, especially if this river is located in the very heart of Egypt. Swimming down the Nile can be incredibly invigorating and purifying.

Nile river and boats at sunset in Aswan

Cruise on the Nile River, right next to ancient tombs and temples, is one of Egypt’s best experiences in 2022, or any year for that matter. There are boat tours that run between Aswan and Luxor visiting many other cities including Esna and Kom Ombo along the way.

You can travel along the Nile River cruise ship we have dahabiya (small wooden ships perfect for those introverts who want to travel in a small group or want a more romantic experience with their loved ones), or felucca (small, Egyptian sailboat).

3. Explore the Giza Necropolis

You thought I would end my top 3 list of things to do in Egypt without mentioning the Giza Necropolis. This is one of the most iconic…

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