Alert – Curfew changes in Egypt (UPDATE)

Location: Egypt

Event:  Curfew changes in Egypt (UPDATE)

The Government of Egypt has announced the following guidance related to COVID 19 crisis in Egypt:

  • For the Eid holiday, the curfew hours will be extended.  Starting from Sunday, May 24 through Friday, May 29, the curfew will be from 5:00 p.m until 6:00 a.m.
  • From May 24 to May 29, all restaurants, public transportation (trains, metro, public buses), entertainment venues, commercial shops, beaches and parks will be closed for all hours.
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will be allowed to remain open.
  • After the Eid holiday, starting on Saturday, May 30, the curfew hours will resume from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m..
  • Starting on May 30, every person needs to be wearing a facemask when entering all public institutions and public and private transportation.
  • International flights remain suspended.
  • The Government of Egypt will review all measures in mid-June.

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is not currently aware of any planned direct flights to the United States. 

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo reminds U.S. citizens that you must have a valid U.S. passport in order to travel. 

If you have additional questions about assistance with returning to the U.S., please send an email to

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo reminds U.S. citizens in Egypt to adhere to local quarantine and curfew measures to prevent the spread of the virus, and to continue to check with other commercial airlines for upcoming flights that might be departing the country.  The Embassy will continue to work with the Egyptian government to identify or arrange options for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Egypt.

Actions to Take:



  •          U.S. Embassy Cairo (Cairo, Egypt)

5 Tawfik Diab St

Garden City, Cairo, EGYPT


  •         State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444