Since we were not able to go on our Eastern European trip in July and were itching to get in some overseas travel, we booked a trip to Egypt, Israel, and Jordan for November, thinking surely coronavirus would be over by then. Albeit originally hopeful (and in hindsight, probably a bit naive also), we were wrong about that, as coronavirus was still very much prevalent in most of the world. Luckily, however Egypt opened up for tourism in September, so we did not have to scrap the trip completely, just adjust it a bit. We had hoped Israel and Jordan would follow, but sadly they did not, so the trip just ended up being Egypt only.
Tourism during coronavirus is doable but very limited, as not all countries are welcoming tourists, especially Americans, quite yet. In order to visit Egypt, we had to have a PCR test within 96 hours of travel. This varies depending on your country of origin – if it’s even needed and the duration of time before the trip you need to have it, so it is best to check with your airline to find out what is required. All that aside, we had a pretty hassle-free experience so please read on to learn how we spent our 10 days in Egypt.