COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 in Egypt:

As of the evening of August 12, there were 95963 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 5085 deaths in Egypt. Egypt is implementing 14-day quarantine periods and other preventative measures in all cases.

Curfew and Other Measures:

Starting on Saturday June 27, the nightly curfew will end.


  • Restaurants, cafes, sports clubs and movie theaters will be allowed to open at 25 percent capacity.
  • Restaurants and cafes will be required to close by 10:00 p.m., while other shops will be required to close by 9:00 p.m.
  • Places of worship will be allowed to reopen for daily prayers from Sunday to Thursday.  Places of worship will remain closed on Friday and Saturday.
  • Public parks and beaches remain closed.

Current Departure Flight Options:

Multiple direct and indirect flight options to the United States appear to be available from EgyptAir, Air France, Lufthansa, and others. Please check directly with the airlines or a travel agency for options.

If you have additional questions about assistance with returning to the United States, please send an email to

Consular Services:

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates have canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020, but will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as resources and local conditions allow. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. Please see these notices which contain detailed information about the current status of visa services worldwide and visa restrictions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic:

All American citizens in Egypt are strongly encouraged to enroll in the STEP program. The STEP program will allow you to receive regular updates by e-mail from the U.S. Embassy concerning upcoming flights, travel policy, and other important information.

All routine consular services for American citizens, including routine notarial and passport services, are also suspended. We do not have an estimate as to when any routine consular services will resume.

For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports call the Embassy operator and ask to speak with the ACS section. From Egypt, dial 02-2797-3300 to reach the Embassy operator. From the U.S., dial 301-985-8852.

All Alerts and Messages: See all Messages and Alerts for U.S. Visitors to Egypt.

Routine operations at U.S. Embassy Cairo, including ballot collection, have been suspended due the COVID19 epidemic. We will notify U.S. citizens via MASCOT message when we are again able to accept ballots. You may want to consider returning your ballot via a private courier service or international mail if the deadline for return of your ballot is near.

Please consult the page for updates and links to state-specific COVID-19 election impacts.

Contacting Us:

For American Citizen Services inquiries, including emergency passports, please email: For Nonimmigrant visa information, please write to For Immigrant visa information, please write to

Please allow three business days for a reply.