Egypt imposes further travel restrictions amid Covid-19 outbreak

CAIRO  – The Egyptian Health Ministry has tightened health restrictions at airports, seaports, and land crossings as a result of the spread of Covid-19.

Beginning on Saturday, "all Egyptian and foreign visitors to Egypt, save minors under the age of 12, will be required to provide certificates of coronavirus vaccination or negative findings of coronavirus tests," according to a statement released by the Ministry on Thursday.

According to the statement, a passenger must present proof of receiving a single-dose or two-dose vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival, or the results of a test done within 72 hours of arrival.

According to the state Health authority, , Egypt has seen a recent rise in daily infections, with 1,403 new cases and 22 additional deaths reported nationally as of Thursday, bringing the total number of cases and deaths to 405,393 and 22,260, respectively.

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