The Federal Foreign Office continues to warn against traveling to Egypt. The country is severely affected by corona infections, the testing for Covid-19 in Egypt is “not risk-adapted” and is not uniform across the country. In addition, a high number of unreported cases can be assumed. The Egyptian authorities could also make it difficult to start your vacation.
Because Egypt requires a negative PCR test when entering the country, which must not be proven to be older than 72 hours, and when entering via Frankfurt Airport not older than 96 hours. For tourists arriving directly to Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh, Marsa Alam and Marsa Matrouh, there is the possibility of having the required PCR test carried out for a fee upon arrival at the respective airports, such as the travel portal Travel before 9 reported. Until a result is available, it apparently sometimes takes longer due to limited capacities. And: A mandatory quarantine applies for the waiting time until a negative test result is available. In this case, you should plan more vacation days to be on the safe side. Or even smarter: undergo a corona test beforehand.