Filter for Egypt Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Operations and foreign tourist resorts to reopen in coastal areas from July 1.
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
allow scheduled international flights
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2020-06-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
June 27. Cafes, restaurants, places of worships, cinemas, cultural centers, and sports facilities will be permitted to partially reopen. Cafes and restaurants will be limited to 25-percent capacity, and will have to close by 22:00 (local time). Shops will have to close by 21:00
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2020-06-27 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
The nationwide curfew will be reduced to 00:00 to 04:00.
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2020-06-24 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
The wearing of face masks remains mandatory in closed public spaces, including in government buildings, private offices, malls, and retail outlets, as well as public transport including private taxis. Fines may be issued for non-compliance to government directives.
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2020-06-14 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
June 14, the curfew hours will change to 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Beginning Monday, June 1, hotels may operate at a maximum 50 percent capacity. Other restrictions on events and gatherings apply, and international passenger flights remain suspended.
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2020-05-30 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Starting on 30 May and until further notice, the curfew will run from 20.00 to 06.00. Curfew was also announced in some areas of North Sinai governorate from 19.00 to 06.00, with an exception to the capital of governorate al-Arish, where night-time curfew timing is 01.00-05.00.
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2020-05-30 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
face masks will be made compulsory on trains and metros in Egypt from May 30. Commuters will not be allowed to travel without a face mask, and those found traveling without one may be fined. The government also stated that from May 30, those using any public or private transport, or entering public spaces, will be required to wear face masks. Several private and public establishments have already introduced this requirement for customers.
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2020-05-23 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
From 24 to 29 May, on-essential shops, restaurants and parks will continue to remain closed.
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2020-05-23 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
From 24 to 29 May, the curfew will run between 17.00 and 06.00 coinciding with the six-day Eid holiday period.
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2020-05-23 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
From 24 to 29 May, public transport will be halted
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2020-05-22 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
north of Cairo under lockdown May 11-22
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2020-05-22 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
no enterence or exit north of Cairo under lockdown May 11-22
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2020-05-19 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
suspension of all international passenger flights will be extended until further notice. Flights were originally suspended on March 19. Restrictions on movement are expected to remain in place until at least June 13.
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2020-05-11 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
north of Cairo under lockdown May 11-22
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
no enterence or exit north of Cairo under lockdown May 11-22
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2020-05-07 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
hotels may operate at 30%
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2020-05-03 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
May 3, that hotels may progressively begin operations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. So long as hotels operate at 25 percent capacity or less through the month of May, they may accept domestic tourists. Hotels are required to have in-house medical staff and conduct temperature screenings of guests, as well as install disinfection equipment.
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2020-04-28 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
The state of emergency was extended on 28 April for at least three months.
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2020-04-28 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
extended until 17 May
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2020-04-28 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
extended until 17 May: All public gatherings will be banned
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2020-04-28 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
extended until further notice
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2020-04-28 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
extended: Museums, movie theatres, shopping centres will remain closed until further notice.
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2020-04-23 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
extended until further notice and will now begin an hour later, at 8:00 pm, and go until 6:00 am.
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2020-04-21 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew was also announced in some areas of North Sinai governorate from 19.00 to 06.00, with an exception to the capital of governorate al-Arish, where night-time curfew timing is 01.00-05.00.
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
EGYPTIAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY. CREATED: 13 Apr 2020
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Flights to Egypt are suspended until 23 April 2020. *except: humanitarian, repatriation and United Nations flights with a pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority and Cargo
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2020-04-07 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Government Bans Religious Gatherings during Ramadan
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Reutning citizens: must sign an acknowledgement agreeing to go through mandatory quarantine before allowed to board flights home. They will be quarantined in hotels at their own costs for 28 days but don’t need to pay for medical charges.
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
WHO approved Clinical Trials for COVID-19 treatment/race for cure.
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2020-03-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
On March 29, the Central Bank of Egypt announced a temporary daily cash withdrawal limits of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (USD 636) for individuals and 50,000 Egyptian pounds (USD 3184) for companies. ATM withdrawals are capped at 5000 Egyptian pounds (USD 318). The bank also encouraged the use of digital bank transfers and electronic payments to reduce contact and exposure. Associated fees have been waived.
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Egyptian authorities closed several hospitals on Sunday, March 29, to disinfect facilities after staff became infected with COVID-19. The affected hospitals include al-Salam hospital, the Alexandria University Hospital (north), and al-Shorouk Hospital in Cairo.
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
several villages across a variety of governorates have been placed under quarantine as of Saturday, March 28, in Upper Egypt due to the amount of local transmissions.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
All public transport will be closed during the curfew.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
extended: The suspension of incoming commercial passenger flights into Egypt has also been extended for two weeks beyond March 31. (April 14, 2020)
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2020-03-25 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Extended for an additional 2 weeks until 14. april
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
All non-health government services are currently suspended. Expiring government documents will be extended for two weeks (14. april).
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
two weeks the Government of Egypt will begin enforcing a nighttime curfew from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Anyone who violates the curfew could face a 4000 EGP fine or possible imprisonment.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
All visa interviews, including for Non-Immigrant Visas and Immigrant Visas, have been suspended until further notice.
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
People who have been in Bahrain, China (Hong Kong and Macao SARs), France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, Spain, Thailand, or Vietnam will be screened upon arrival, and followed up with for a period of 14 days.
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All International passenger flights (at least until 31. March) *Cargo and domestic flights are uneffected
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Air traffic suspended.
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
14-day quarantine in all cases
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
government has introduced several economic measures to reduce impact to key sectors, delayed taxes and banks have cut interest rates, etc.
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Several travel suspension. Not clear if related to COVID
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Measures may include enhanced medical screening on arrival, with the potential for further follow-up health measures and restrictions. The Egyptian authorities may impose mandatory quarantine for visitors who test positive for coronavirus in a government isolation hospital, potentially in a remote location.
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Measures may include enhanced medical screening on arrival, with the potential for further follow-up health measures and restrictions. The Egyptian authorities may impose mandatory quarantine for visitors who test positive for coronavirus in a government isolation hospital, potentially in a remote location.
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All school and univerisies (until at least 28. march)
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All large public events
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