Gone are the days when you had to wait for months to get vaccinated. More and more vaccine centres are going online in Egypt, and six different vaccines are available. Here’s everything you need to know about vaccination in Egypt.
Starting with the simple regular method, the first thing you need to do is head to this link and enter your details. A handy tip is that when you choose the vaccine centre, the website will show how many people are on the waiting list. You don’t need to select the one closest to you, so try and pick the one with the smallest waiting list to get the vaccine quicker.
After you finish registration, you should wait for a text telling you to visit the vaccine centre. Once there, you’ll have to choose one of six vaccines available in Egypt, but please note that not all vaccines are available in all centres. You can find more about each vaccine from this link, with the information provided by McGill University to track all the vaccines available around the world.
The second method to get vaccinated is to head to youth centres scattered across Egypt. The Minister of Health announced that citizens can visit one of 228 youth centres in 17 governorates to get their dose of the vaccine without having to register. To find out more about the locations of these centres, head to clink on this link.
Finally, the last method is specifically for travellers who don’t have the time to go through the regular process. You start with the same registration steps mentioned in the first method, but when you select a category, choose “For Travel Purposes”, and within 72 hours, you’ll receive a text to direct you to a vaccine centre where you’ll receive your dose of a universally approved vaccine, such as J&J Jansen. According to El Watan, the vaccine is free for travellers who show the passport and travel documents; however, the certificate proving that you’re vaccinated will cost 100 LE for Egyptians and $10 for non-Egyptians.