Travel procedures in Egypt after the cancellation of all “Corona restrictions”

The decision of the Egyptian government to cancel all restrictions imposed on the entry of Egyptian and foreign travelers into the country, during the coronavirus crisis, today, Thursday, prompts many people who plan to travel, to seek procedures after almost two years “restrictions epidemic ”. . ”

Travel procedures:

The official website of “Saudi Airlines” mentioned what is required to travel abroad, as follows:

Documents: – A valid travel ticket to the destination.

– A passport that is valid and valid for at least 6 months from the date of commencement of the trip until the return trip. As for the Saudi passport, your passport must be valid for a period of not less than 3 months in case of travel to Arab countries.

– Ensuring the integrity of the travel condition (passport / document / document) and noting that it is not exposed to moisture / tearing “even in some parts of it” / scratching / writing / drilling.

If there are accompanying children in the passport, it must be ensured that the visa includes them.

Obtaining the necessary and required visas for some countries, taking into account obtaining visas at a sufficient time from the date of travel.

– You can issue your boarding pass online and on your mobile for some selected international flights.

Do not put jewelry and important documents in the luggage of the trip.

– Make sure you have a confirmed reservation for the flight and cell phone number, as well as choosing family locations in advance.

– The traveler must check the travel restrictions through the Absher platform before traveling and click on “Travel restrictions and service provision”, which enables citizens and residents in the Kingdom to review all information that may hinder their travel .

Airport counter

Arriving early at the airport will facilitate access to nearby locations for your family, and you must arrive at the airport 3 hours before the departure time for international flights departing from Kingdom airports.

– If you are requesting a special service or need special treatment such as (unaccompanied children, disabled passengers, the elderly and family), you should coordinate with SAUDIA staff at the airport to carry out the necessary procedures.

Fill in the name and address label and put it in your luggage.

– Remove old luggage tags from your luggage and place the luggage under your care and close to you, making sure they are airtight for acceptance.

The electronic gates at the entrances to the departure halls are closed as follows:

– King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah Terminal 1: International flights 50 minutes.

– King Khalid Airport in Riyadh and Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Airport in Medina: International flights 30 minutes.

– King Fahd Airport in Dammam: International flights 45 minutes.

– The boarding gates are closed for all flights (20 minutes ahead) until the scheduled departure time.

travel arrangements

Prior reservation of seats

You can choose your favorite place in advance when booking all flights if you are traveling in first class or business class.

As for the guest class for international flights, passengers can book their preferred seat on flights from Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Africa and the Arabian Gulf.

During travel procedures

Submit your ticket and travel documents to the staff and inform them of your luggage number.

– Choose your seat on the plane that fulfills your desire whenever possible.

Acceptance of luggage only on the same day inspection platforms designated for passenger travel, provided that a valid travel ticket is presented at the same time.

– If you have additional permits for luggage, its value, if any, will be collected.

– Your luggage goes through security inspection (X-RAY)

After travel procedures

– Checking the hand luggage by means of special units to make sure that it complies with the specifications and if it does not comply, they are instructed to inspect it inside the weighed luggage.

– Baggage-seeking visitors must go to the baggage claim counter or to any free counter two hours before the scheduled departure time to finalize the baggage claim procedures.

– You should go to the departure hall immediately after completing the travel procedures to secure your trip and catch your flight.

– When you book your flight according to the plan, you must show up at your flight boarding gates.

Upon arrival

Go to the baggage claim area and make sure you pick up your luggage by matching the tag you have with the tag attached to the luggage.

Make sure your luggage is taken from the luggage label and not from the colors and shapes.

– In case of delay in the arrival of your luggage, do not be alarmed and you should check with the luggage service employee who will help you speed up the arrival of your luggage.

Additional documents to be submitted upon arrival in Egypt

– Itinerary and hotel reservation.

Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the traveler’s trip to Egypt

– Migrants are not allowed to keep more than 10 million US dollars or their cash equivalent

Necessary documents for applying for a visa in Egypt

According to the visa-egypt website, the requirements for Egyptian visa documents depend on the type of visa required and the applicant’s nationality.

To travel to Egypt for tourism, there are different types of visas. Each type requires specific documentation for the application:

Online visa (electronic visa)

– Visa of the Egyptian Embassy or Consulate

Egypt visa upon arrival

Required documents for e-Visa

To apply for an Egyptian e-visa, the following are required:

– Passport (valid for at least 6 months)

Fill out the online application form

Scanned passport page

– Credit or debit card

– Email address

Once the e-Visa is approved, travelers must print a copy to present to the immigrant.

Visa at the Embassy of Egypt

You need to have the following documents:

Passport: valid for at least 6 months and at least one blank page

Completed visa application form

– Passport size photo

Proof of return flight

– Itineraries

To get a visa on arrival

Visa applicants to enter Egypt upon arrival must have the following:

Passport: valid for at least 6 months and at least one blank page

– Arrival visa fee: 25 USD.

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