Egypt Watch

After raising its price: Test of COVID19 compulsory for those coming from abroad

Egypt announced that all those coming from abroad to the country are required to undergo a Coronavirus examination upon their arrival, starting next month, two days after the test’s price was raised. The Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly said in a speech broadcast on television, Wednesday, after the meeting of the Corona Crisis Management Committee: “Starting on September 1, the PCR test will be applied to all arrivals from abroad”. He justified that by reviewing “all the procedures that were taken and many countries that witness Increasing numbers. “

The compulsory application of the test comes after the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population’s decision, on Monday, to raise the price of the PCR analysis for the detection of the new Coronavirus to 1,200 pounds for Egyptians instead of 1050 pounds and foreigners to 100 dollars (about 1,600 pounds) instead of 70 dollars. “We are keen to ensure the health of the arrivals and Egyptian citizens, and it has been agreed that any comer must take the test, and it will be announced comprehensively,” Madbouly said.

The new decision came days after a previous decision to ban all entry to Egypt without presenting the results of the Corona examination, except tourists coming directly to the airports of Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada, and Marsa Alam.