TUI is likely to start flying to Egypt again soon.

We’re keeping a close eye on government guidelines and expect to be able to start flying to Egypt again soon. Holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic will be slightly different to what you’re used to. But, we’re doing everything we can to make sure that you have a brilliant TUI holiday. We understand how important it is to know what to expect while you’re away. That’s why we’ve put together this page to fill you in on everything you need to know about your holiday to Egypt, once we start flying there again.

COVID Cover

As part of our TUI Holiday Promise, all bookings in 2020 have COVID Cover included. This means you can amend your holiday for free if you contract COVID-19 before you travel. It’s also got a Holiday Guarantee insurance policy built in. This means that if you contract COVID-19 while you’re away, you’re covered for overseas medical assistance, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if required. It’s designed for use alongside your usual travel insurance, and is subject to T&Cs.

Your flight and hotel experience

We’ve put a range of new measures in place on our TUI flights, in line with all the latest government and holiday industry expert advice. You’ll need to check in online, wear a mask throughout the flight and also at some airports. As for our hotels, we’re making sure they’ve got the highest possible hygiene standards in place before re-opening. You can find out more about your flight, transfer and hotel experience here. And, check out our frequently asked questions, which include information on things like hotel restaurants, pools and entertainment.

THE TUI HOLIDAY PROMISE

  • COVID Cover included
  • TUI quality standards guaranteed
  • 24-hour support while you’re away
  • Quarantine-free destinations only
  • Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead

Find out more about our promise.

Here are the main things you need to be aware of.

Social distancing distance 2 metres.
Face mask requirements for adults Face masks are mandatory in certain enclosed and indoor public spaces, such as on public transport, in shops and spaces where social distancing guidelines cannot be followed.
Face mask requirements for children Face masks are advised for children in spaces where social distancing is difficult or not possible.
Am I required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form? You must provide a completed traveller declaration form on arrival.
Other need-to-knows .

Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Egypt.

Beaches Open.
Restaurants and bars Your temperature will be checked before you enter – this applies to restaurants both at your hotel and out and about. Electronic payment, rather than cash, is encouraged. There’s no self-service at buffet restaurants, with waiters serving food and drink instead.
Sights 25 people is the maximum size for excursion groups.
Supermarkets Open.
Other facilities Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and massage services are not available. Shisha is not permitted, either.

Here’s the key information on getting to Egypt.

Flights with TUI Check in for your flight on the TUI or First Choice App or online. Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight, and closes three hours before departure. You’ll be asked to certify that you’re fit to travel.

Here are your options for travelling within Egypt.

Car rental .
Boats Boats are operating, but at 50% of their usual maximum capacity. You’ll have your temperature checked before boarding and you’ll need to wear a face mask.
Public transport Face masks are mandatory.
Hiking Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Biking Not yet known – we’re working on it.

For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice on travelling to Egypt.

Read the full FCDO advice here