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The Embassy of Italy in Egypt informs that, following the European Union decision concerning «COVID-19: temporary restriction to non essential travel to EU» and taking into consideration the temporary suspension of all international flights from Egypt, the processing of short and long term visas is temporarily suspended until further notice.

Exceptions may be granted in exceptional cases, namely:

  • family members of a EU citizen;
  • transit visas;
  • diplomats, personnel from International Organisations, military personnel and humanitarian workers;
  • health care professionals and researchers in the health care domain.

To request an appointment for an evaluation of your specific situation, provided you fall into one of the categories above, please write an email to

The Embassy of Italy reminds that until the 3rd of April 2020 there is an obligation to avoid any travel in and out of the Italian territory. Return to one’s own domicile or place of residence is allowed.

We inform that following the decree of the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, adopted in coordination with the Minister of Health, n. 120 of 17 March 2020, all persons entering Italy are mandatorily self-isolated for 14 days, with the exception of those transiting Italy for another destination and those who are entering the country for work reasons and are staying for not more than 72 hours.