I have the Honor on behalf of the Egyptian Embassy in Bratislava to welcome the visitors of our website.
It gives me great pleasure to take over as the new Egyptian Ambassador in Bratislava as of 14/12/2018.
The aim of this website is to provide its visitors with the most updated information on Egypt and its ancient civilization, the latest developments in the Egyptian-Slovak relations, as well as the information needed regarding visa and consular services. Also, the website will provide information about touristic sights and resorts in Egypt as well as information about direct air flights between Slovakia and Egypt.
I hope that the Embassy's website will be of help in providing the information you are seeking about Egypt. The Embassy welcomes your suggestions and comments through the e-mail or the contact numbers shown under "Contact".
Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Bratislava
CV HE Ambassador Bassem Khalil
Egypt was one of the first countries to open a diplomatic mission in Bratislava in 1994, following Slovakia's independence from the Czechoslovak Republic on 1.1.1993.
The Egyptian Embassy in the Slovak Republic is headed by an Ambassador as of 2007. The current Ambassador is H.E. Mr. Bassem Khalil, who started his post in Bratislava on 14.12.2018.
Egypt recognized the Slovak Republic in 1/1/1993 as soon as it was declared, a step that was followed by the establishment of a Slovak mission in Cairo, headed by an Ambassador as of 2002.
A protocol of cooperation and consultation was signed between the two countries foreign ministries in 1994, the first bilateral round of consultations was held in Bratislava in 1996, and the last was held in Cairo in September of 2018.
Opening Hours from 23/3/2023 to 22/4/2023
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 15:00 - Work on Friday is online only.
Consular hours: Monday and Wednesday
11:00 - 13:00 "for submitting and receiving consular matters"
Legalizations and visas (except citizens who require pre-authorization) take one week to be processed
We would like to inform our visitors, that the Arab Republic of Egypt has lifted all CoVid restrictions for traveling to Egypt.
Ladies and gentlemen, from the Egyptian community in Ukraine
1- Starting today, February 25, 2022, the Slovak authorities will allow the entry of citizens of third countries, including Egypt, without obtaining a Schengen visa, within the framework of the facilities provided for emergency and humanitarian cases so that they can return to their homeland, and the Slovak authorities will also exempt them from any procedural measures related to the epidemic. Corona.
3- The embassy is currently following up all calls and messages received from Egyptian students in the western Ukraine region who wish to return to the homeland through Vienna Airport via Slovakia on the following numbers, which work around the clock, all days of the week:
- Emergency number +421907697619 (you can also contact through WhatsAPP). In response to your inquiries.
The embassy extends to the honorable members of the Egyptian community its best wishes for the safety of all.
<span style="font-size:14.0pt; font-family:" times="" new="" roman","serif";="" roman";="" "="">Noting that Slovakia is the only a transit country to reach Vienna, as there are no flights from Slovakia to Egypt.
Please use the following land crossing point
When crossing the border point, please follow the instructions issued by the Slovak authorities and show your passport and residence permit, if any, bearing in mind that the waiting time at the border may take very long hours.
May God bless you and may God bless you and keep him safe
This is a land crossing point between Ukraine and Slovakia. Please note that there is no direct flight from Slovakia to Egypt and that the closest flight to Slovakia is Vienna Airport in Austria
Esteemed members of the Egyptian community coming from Ukraine
The Egyptian Embassy in Slovakia points out to the fact that there are EgyptAir flights taking off from Vienna airport only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays of every week, and it is possible for travelers to book travel tickets online or through the EgyptAir office at Vienna airport directly or one of EgyptAir offices in all governorates of Egypt .
May God protect you and return you to your family safely
The Embassy of the Arab Republic Of Egypt in Bratislava has the honor to convey the latest counter-pandemic regulations adopted by the Ministry of health of the Arab Republic of Egypt for entry of any travellers to Egypt wether by Air, land or sea, as follows:
The arriving traveller must be vaccinated with any of the vaccines approved by the World Health Organization or from the Egyptian Drug Authority and 14 days must have passed since the receiving the second dose for double-dose vaccines, or 14 days must have passed since the receiving the dose for single-dose vaccines before arriving to Egypt.
The arriving traveller must hold a negative CoVid-19 test result from the tests which are approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Housing (PCR-Antigen Rapid Test-ID NOW) not older than 72 hours, such that children under 12 years of age are exempted from this regulation.
Halting the use and acceptance of ID NOW CoVid-19 test for travellers arriving to Egypt from the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Eswatini.
In the event of a non-conformity of the information in the CoVid-19 vaccination &/or test certificates presented by the arriving traveller with the required data, a CoVid-19 Antigen Rapid Test will be carried out for the arriving travellers, in the event that the test result is positive the following applies:
- For Egyptian Nationals the situation is evaluated and if there arent any symptoms or light symptoms they will attain to a home-quarantine for the period of ten (10) days, or in case of serios symptoms they will be transferred to a hospital.
- For non-Egyptian Nationals a Laboratory examination using ID NOW CoVid-19 test will be conducted, and in the event that the test result is positive the traveller will be returned to the country from which he departed via the carrier company.
· For travellers arriving to tourist Airports (Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Luxor and Aswan) the traveller must hold a CoVid-19 vaccination certificate according to the requirements in place in this matter, or hold a negative CoVid-19 test result for any of the tests approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Housing according to the requirements in place in this matter, and in the event of a non-conformity of the information in the CoVid-19 vaccination &/or test certificates presented by the arriving traveller with the required data, a CoVid-19 Antigen Rapid Test will be carried out for Corona Virus detection. And in the event of a positive result, they will be allowed to self-quarantine in their Hotel for the period of five (5) days and with a negative PCR test result conducted on the 6th day if there are no symptoms of the disease and if the test result is negative then the quarantine may be ended, and if the test result is positive then the self-quarantine will resume for another five (5) days and then the quarantine is ended without the need for conducting an additional test.
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Bratislava presents its compliments, and in light of the numerous inquiries received via social media and the Embassy’s official emails, regarding the acceptable forms of PCR test results upon entry to Egypt- the Embassy reiterates the following acceptable forms of PCR test results:
11- A stamped PCR test result issued by the lab; test results must not contain any cross-outs, alterations or damage.
2 2- PCR test results that have a QR Code instead of the lab seal, and these certificates are accepted after verifying the authority issuing the certificate .
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Bratislava informs that vaccination certificates containing a QR code and not manipulated in persons who have been vaccinated in the last 14 days prior to their arrival in Egypt with all vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (Pfizer - AstraZeneca - Moderna - Sinopharm - Sinovac - Sputnik) are accepted and their holders are exempted from the obligation to provide the results of PCR tests and quarantine
The Embassy avails itself of this opportunity to reiterate the assurances of its highest esteem and consideration.
1- The consular section will reopen as of Monday, the 22nd of February. It will be open only on Mondays and Wednesdays until further notice.
2- Visitors should call the consular section at (00421252961474 ) before coming to the Embassy, to verify opening hours.
3- Documents will be received and delivered through the door, without admittance to the consulate.
4- A negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an official document indicating a previous covid-19 infection will be required to deliver or receive any documents through the door.
5- Urgent documents can be delivered between 10:00 - 12:00. Delivery could be the same day between 14:00 - 15:00, if the situation permits.
We ask our honorable visitors to wear a protective face mask when entering the embassy and consulate, and no one will be allowed to enter without it
With appreciation for your understanding
We have the honor to inform you that the law of the Arab Republic of Egypt prohibits the use of any unmanned flying object, any object that can fly using any kind of technology and of any form or size, and which can be loaded with additional loads, including devices, equipment, weapon systems, ammunition, Which poses a threat to the national security of the country and is operated or controlled remotely.
The law also stipulates that it is prohibited to import, manufacture, assemble, trade, possess, trade or use wireless motorized aircraft without obtaining a permit from the competent authority, with consideration to the provisions of the Civil Aviation Law promulgated by Law No. 38 of 1981.
We would like to inform all our visitors that the situation in the Egyptian tourist destinations and resorts, as well as the Egyptian capital "Cairo" and major Egyptian cities, are safe and secure, the local security forces are ensuring security and safety all over Egypt.
Taveling while holding medications is possibble according to the below instructions:
SCAN_20190411_121540624.pdf (769,5 kB)
SCAN_20190411_121632135.pdf (632 kB)
Air Travel Information
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Bratislava presents its compliments and is honored to announce that the period of exemption of fees for issuing tourist visas to Egypt has been extended for travelers to the governorates of South Sinai, the Red Sea, Luxor and Aswan until April 30th, 2021.
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Bratislava informs that from 1 September 2020, the condition for entry into Egypt for all passengers arriving in the country, including those passengers traveling directly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Matrouh and Marsa Alam is the obligation to submit a negative PCR test, which is not older than 72 hours. A negative PCR test is not required from children under 6 years of age.
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Bratislava informs that making the PCR test is alos available at the airports in Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Sharm El-Sheikh & Taba. Accordingly, starting the 1st of September 2020, tourist who were not able to make the PCR test 72 hours prior to their departure, can alternatively make the test at the above mentioned irports for 30$.
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Bratislava informs about the prolongation of the exemption of tourist visa fees for those travelling to South Sinai, Red Sea, Luxor and Aswan untill the 30th of April 2021.
Following are the the new regulations for the resumption of tourism in egypt:
REGULATIONS FOR THE RESUMPTION OF TOURSIM TO EGYPT 6 September 2020.pdf (992,9 kB)
In the video below you will find a short film about the various preventive measures taken by Egypt to increase the health security of tourism.
Tourism Precautions.mp4 (10,7 MB)
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt presents its best regards and has the honor to inform that the Egyptian authorities have decided, as of 1/6/2020, that pets coming from abroad with travelers should be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate issued by the state authorities from the country they are traveling from stating that they are free of CoVid19 disease.
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Bratislava presents its compliments and has the honor to inform that transiting passengers travelling to a third country through one of the Egyptian airports are exempted from providing a PCR test, unless they want to exit the airport and enter the Egyptian territories.
Air Cairo Airlines is operating one direct flight from Bratislava to Hurghada during the winter season 2018/2019. Air Cairo will also operate two direct flights from Bratislava to (Hurghada and Marsa/Alam) starting 31.03.2019. For fast and secure booking of airline tickets: Bratislava@aircairo.sk
Egypt Air is also operating 5 direct flights weekly from Vienna to Cairo.
Hurghada is the most famous and most popular tourist resort on the Red Sea coast. Marsa Alam has become a new top destination for diving enthusiasts in the Red Sea. Sharm El Sheikh in close proximity to Ras Mohamed Reservation offers an unrepeatable underwater life.
We would like to inform our visitors, citizens of the following countries:
ALBANIA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BULGARIA, CANADA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECHIA, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HOLY SEE, HUNGARY, ICELAND, IRELAND, ITALY, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MACEDONIA THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REP.,MALTA, REP. OF MOLDOVA, MONACO, MONTENEGRO, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZELAND, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SERBIA, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, UKRAINE, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
that in case they have any queries or complaints when using the E-Visa service, they may contact the responsible officers through the following link:
Statement by the Foreign Minstry of the Slovak Republic for foreigner with Visas staying in Slovakia, who come from countries affected by the Corona virus