The Egypt Air office in Paris announced, on Sunday, that all Egyptians wishing to travel to France will be required to submit a medical certificate for the coronavirus (COVID-19), and that they have tested negative.
The office also said that all travellers above 17 years of age must conduct a recent PCR test before travelling to France, with the tests accepted if they have been conducted a maximum of 72 hours before travel. It noted that the medical certificate must be printed in French or English.
The office added that if the traveller does not submit the medical certificate, they will be quarantined for 14 days at their expense, with the knowledge of the French authorities.
The measure will be implemented starting from 18 January, which comes in light of the instructions issued by French Prime Minister Jean Castex.
Meanwhile, the Director of the Egypt Air office in Paris, Reda Sharkawy, said that he has received instructions from the Director General of Quarantine at Cairo International Airport that handwritten COVID-19 tests issued by official French pharmacies will not be accepted. Instead, tests taken by passengers must be printed and sealed.