Egypt has announced new air travel restrictions and health regulations amid the continuing spread of coronavirus. Under the new regulations introduced by Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), all incoming passengers, including Egyptian citizens, are required to produce a PCR analysis to confirm that they are coronavirus-free, Al Arabiya reports.
Egypt-Gaza border crossing opens for first time in months
Beginning today, Palestinians stranded on either side of the Egypt-Gaza border will be able to cross for three days in what is their first opportunity in months.
Egypt constructing steel wall along Gaza border: reports
Egypt has started construction of a steel wall running along its 14km (7 mile) border with Gaza, according to eyewitnesses.
Egypt opens Gaza border, allows Palestinians to return
Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip allowing hundreds Palestinians stranded as a result of the coronavirus outbreak to return to the besieged enclave, Anadolu Agency reported.
Evacuated Egyptians ordered to pay for compulsory coronavirus quarantine at 5-star airport hotel
Egypt on Tuesday required citizens evacuated from abroad to be quarantined at a Cairo airport hotel at their own expense, The New Arab‘s Arabic-language website reported, eliciting anger and opposition from Egyptian travellers upon their return home.
Egyptian returnees must enter 14-day quarantine: Cabinet spokesperson
Egyptian expatriates wishing to return are now obliged to sign an avowal stating that upon arrival back to Egypt they will be quarantined in a place determined by the Health Ministry for 14 days, Cabinet Spokesperson Nader Saad said.
Has Egypt succeeded in calming situation on Gaza border?
In an attempt to ease the tensions flaring up on the borders between Israel and the Gaza Strip since mid-January, Egyptian intelligence resumed its mediation between Hamas and Israel on Feb. 10. The escalation came after Palestinian groups launched incendiary balloons and rockets from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel, and …
Palestinians paying thousands of dollars in bribes to leave Gaza
For residents of the besieged Gaza Strip, there are two ways to leave and neither is easy. The first route is via the Erez crossing on the eastern edge of the territory into Israel, while the second option is to travel south to Egypt via Rafah.
Syrian refugees arrested, face deportation from Egypt
Syrian families arrested while trying to enter Egypt without authorization are terrified by the Egyptian authorities’ threats to send them back to war-torn Syria, human rights activists say.
Border guards foil infiltration attempts by 217 people in Aug.: Military spox
Egypt Border guards aborted during August infiltration and illegal immigration attempts by 217 people of various nationalities.