Heathrow and Gatwick: the latest travel tips for Egypt, Dubai, Morocco and Turkey

International travel is once again facing uncertainty.

The introduction of more travel restrictions has left many vacationers uncomfortable.

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As the government tries to stop the spread of the Omicron variant, stricter rules have been introduced.

Here’s everything you need to know about Egypt, Dubai, Morocco, and Turkey.


Giza in Egypt

All arriving passengers will undergo a temperature check and a health declaration will need to be completed.

Arrivals will have to prove that they have either both doses of the vaccine or a negative PCR test performed 72 hours before arrival.

Egypt accepts the NHS Covid pass as proof of vaccination and you may be required to show it to enter certain buildings.


Those arriving in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be required to present a negative PCR test when checking in for the flight.

If you are arriving in Abu Dhabi, an airport PCR test is also required.

The UK is currently on the UAE’s green list, which means vaccinated and unvaccinated people can travel there, but if you are not vaccinated a PCR test is required at the airport and on days. six and nine.

In Abu Dhabi, all international tourists must have a “green pass” on the AlHosn app to access public places, this pass can be acquired and retained through a full vaccination and regular negative PCR tests.


Morocco is slowly opening up again to foreign travelers

Morocco suspended all flights for two weeks from November 29.

When flights resume, you will need to prove that you have a full cycle of vaccination with the second cycle given two weeks before travel.

A negative PCR test is also required before boarding.

Your temperature will be checked at the airport when you land and a passenger locator form will need to be completed.


Hot air balloons in beautiful Cappadocia, Turkey

Travelers to Turkey must complete and online the Passenger Tracking Form before entering and prove that they are either:

  • Fully vaccinated

  • Recently recovered from Covid 19

  • A negative PCR test carried out 72 hours before arrival

  • A negative lateral flow test performed 48 hours before arrival

All passengers will undergo a medical assessment upon arrival at the airport which will include a temperature check.

You may also be subjected to a random PCR test upon arrival.

Face masks must be worn at all times outside the home in Turkey, including in all public places, in parks, on public transport and at the beach.

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