First Choice holidays to Egypt are likely to start up again soon.

Once the government advice changes, you’ll be able to go on holiday to Egypt with First Choice again. You’ll find everything you need to know about your holiday to Egypt right here, from social distancing to face masks. There’s no doubt your getaway will be a little different, as we all get used to the new normal. But, here at First Choice, we’re working our flip flops off to make sure you still have a fantastic time. It’s all part of our Holiday Promise, which is designed to help you relax to the max with complete peace of mind.

We’ve got your back

COVID Cover*, which you can use as an add-on to your usual travel insurance, is included as standard on all 2020 First Choice holidays. It means you can change your booking if you get COVID-19 before your holiday – for free. A Holiday Guarantee insurance policy is also part of the package. This sorts you out for medical assistance abroad, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if you need it. *T&Cs apply.

On your flight and at your hotel

Flights for most First Choice holidays are with TUI, our sister company. They’ve got a heap of new measures in place to keep you safe. We’re talking regular deep-cleaning, online check-in and rules around face masks. We’re keeping a close eye on our hotels, too, to make sure they’re squeaky-clean and properly prepped before re-opening their doors. Find out more about changes to flights, hotels and transfers here. And, take a peep at our FAQs, for more info on the likes of hotel pools, entertainment and restaurants.

THE FIRST CHOICE HOLIDAY PROMISE

  • COVID Cover* included
  • First Choice quality standards guaranteed
  • Around-the-clock support
  • Quarantine-free destinations only
  • Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead

Find out more about our promise.

Here are the main things you need to be aware of.

Social distancing distance 2 metres.
Face mask requirements for adults Face masks are mandatory in certain enclosed and indoor public spaces, such as on public transport, in shops and spaces where social distancing guidelines cannot be followed.
Face mask requirements for children Face masks are advised for children in spaces where social distancing is difficult or not possible.
Am I required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form? You must provide a completed traveller declaration form on arrival.
Other need-to-knows .

Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Egypt.

Beaches Open.
Restaurants and bars Your temperature will be checked before you enter – this applies to restaurants both at your hotel and out and about. Electronic payment, rather than cash, is encouraged. There’s no self-service at buffet restaurants, with waiters serving food and drink instead.
Sights 25 people is the maximum size for excursion groups.
Supermarkets Open.
Other facilities Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and massage services are not available. Shisha is not permitted, either.

Here’s the key information on getting to Egypt.

Flights with First Choice Check in for your flight on the First Choice or First Choice App or online. Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight, and closes three hours before departure. You’ll be asked to certify that you’re fit to travel.

Here are your options for travelling within Egypt.

Car rental .
Boats Boats are operating, but at 50% of their usual maximum capacity. You’ll have your temperature checked before boarding and you’ll need to wear a face mask.
Public transport Face masks are mandatory.
Hiking Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Biking Not yet known – we’re working on it.

For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice on travelling to Egypt.

Read the full FCDO advice here