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Great news in a way, looking to travel to Dahab in July, even though I have all the insurances it's always a hassle to get some "not so understanding" official to understand.Just got back from my Egypt trip. Several notes:
1. You are absolutely not asked about health insurance when entering Egypt.
2. If you arrange a PCR test through your hotel for your return trip to the US, the odds are EXCEEDINGLY high that the lab technician will come to your room, ceremonially take a nasal swab, put it in an unmarked zip lock bag, throw that unmarked zip lock bag into a suitcase full of other unmarked sample zip lock bags, collect your $125, and 24 hours later deliver a very official looking certificate to your hotel attesting to your negative results — and the $125 will be split between the hotel staff, the technician, and whoever generates the certificate, without a test ever being really conducted. I asked about the likelikhood of a positive test result, and was told by a smiling hotel staffer who arranged my test, “just put your faith in Allah.”
Well, no wonder if you are aware of what tests are worth in Egypt - nothing, as a proof of a negative test result only requires the exchange of some colored paperAnd now Egypt is placed on the red list for UK citizens.
Travel Chaos as Egypt Added to UK’s Red List | Egyptian Streets