Sat, 09 Apr 2022 - 10:09 GMT
Sat, 09 Apr 2022 - 10:09 GMT
CAIRO – 9 April 2022: Starting Sunday, Cairo International Airport authorities will start implementing new entry instructions for those coming from abroad as part of the state’s efforts to facilitate entry procedures for international travelers.
The airport authorities received a notification from the Preventive Medicine Department at the Ministry of Health and Population stating that the filling of the traditional hard copy of the “Declaration Form” will not be required anymore, quarantine sources at Cairo Airport said.
The new measures include encouraging arrivals from abroad to register on the electronic platform via the link www.visitegypt.gov.eg and obtain the approval code to enter Egypt "QR Code".
Also, the exceptional procedures for disinfecting aircraft after each flight will be canceled and the routine disinfection of aircraft will be restored as per the new measures.
The Health Ministry said Saturday that the average of the daily new coronavirus cases stood at 400 during the past week, while deaths registered 7.
In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the daily average of recoveries recorded 532, bringing the total number of recoveries to 442,182.
Meanwhile, the total number of vaccinated people hit 32,997,251.
Cairo International Airport received night a shipment of 1,501,000 Pfizer coronavirus vaccine shots coming from the United States.
The shipment was delivered via the COVAX Facility in cooperation with the Vaccine Alliance GAVI, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.
"The shipment comes as part of the state's plan to diversify and expand the availability of the anti-coronavirus vaccines to preserve the gains of the Egyptian state in facing the pandemic," the statement read.
Egypt saw a drop in coronavirus cases and deaths by 54 percent and 45 percent respectively over the past week, Ministry of Health spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar has said.
Occupancy rates for internal beds in hospitals hosting coronavirus cases and other patients have reached 29 percent, while occupancy rates at the intensive care units have reached 49 percent, Abdel Ghaffar noted.
This is in addition to 24 percent occupancy rates for ventilators use.
As a result of the drop in coronavirus cases, full isolation hospitals have been decreased to only four, which are Giza’s Al-Agouza Hospital, Qalyubia’s Qaha Central Hospital, Luxor’s El-Odaisat Central Hospital, and Matrouh’s El-Negealah Hospital.
Also, partial isolation hospitals have been decreased to only 16, the spokesman added.
Concerning the coronavirus vaccination campaign, the rates of daily vaccination during the holy month of Ramadan has ranged between 100,000 and 150,000 daily doses, the spokesman said.
The Ministry of Health has announced the northern Egyptian governorate of Beheira free from coronavirus cases for the first time since the start of the pandemic.