Russian tourists who are going to visit Egypt were reminded of the rules for entering an Arab country. This is reported on website Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).
Despite the fact that in September the Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA) approved another Russian vaccine against the coronavirus, Sputnik Light, only tourists vaccinated with Sputnik V can enter the country without PCR tests, noted to ATOR.
Thus, the approval and admission of a medicine for internal use is not the basis for allowing the entry into the country of travelers vaccinated with this drug. Currently, the Egyptian authorities are working to include “Sputnik Light” in the list of vaccinations, vaccination with which exempts from the presentation of PCR tests.
To enter Egypt, Russian tourists vaccinated with such domestic drugs as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak must have a negative PCR test done no more than 72 hours before departure. The same rule applies to unvaccinated tourists.
Earlier in September, the Russians were told new rules for obtaining a visa to Egypt. In particular, you must submit an application on the official portal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic and pay an online consular fee of $ 25 (about 1800 rubles) for a one-time visit to the country and $ 60 (about 4300 rubles) for multiple entries.