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Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority has announced that all incoming passengers arriving in Egypt must hold a negative PCR test that has to be conducted within 72 hours prior to the flight. These new restrictions will be applied as of September.

According to Al Arabiya, these measures will apply to all incoming flights by any airline, and on all passengers, including Egyptian citizens. Only children under six years of age, whether Egyptian or foreign passengers, will be exempt from this requirement.

On a positive note, Dutch airline KLM will resume flights back to Cairo after a 3-year hiatus. Not only that, but Egypt has seen an increase in tourism since it opened its borders on the first of July. According to Enterprise, resorts in Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh welcomed over 100,000 visitors from Belarus, Ukraine, Switzerland, Hungary, and Serbia.