Travel from Italy to Egypt is: Partially open. See details.

There are 3 ways to get from Rome to Alexandria by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Borg El Arab  •  10h 22m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Borg El Arab (HBE) FCO - HBE

$201 - $396

Cheapest option

Fly to Cairo, bus  •  9h 11m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Cairo (CAI) FCO - CAI
  2. Take the bus from Cairo Airport to Alexandria

$164 - $616

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 days 0h

  1. Drive from Rome to Alexandria 4618 km

$650 - $1,000

Italy → Egypt
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International entry into Egypt from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Egypt from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • No quarantine required
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Egypt

1m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Egypt from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alexandria is +20 2 27941506.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alexandria is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alexandria is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on +20 2 27941506.

Yes, entry into Italy from Egypt is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 15 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Alexandria is to fly and bus which costs €130 - €550 and takes 9h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Alexandria is to fly and bus which costs €130 - €550 and takes 9h 11m.

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The distance between Rome and Alexandria is 1952 km. The road distance is 4618 km.

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It takes approximately 10h 22m to get from Rome to Alexandria, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Rome Airport to Borg El Arab Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 41m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Alexandria is 4618 km. It takes approximately 2 days 0h to drive from Rome to Alexandria.

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Olympic Air, Alitalia, Wizz Air and three other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Borg El Arab Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Alexandria.
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  • Distance: 1951.9 km
  • Duration: 10h 22m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Alexandria, Egypt?

Egyptair, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines fly from Rome to Alexandria every 4 hours.

Airlines
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Cairo
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Santorini, Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Bus operators
Ask Aladdin
Phone
+1(888) 513-5971
Email
info@ask-aladdin.com
Website
ask-aladdin.com
Bus from Cairo Airport to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $24
Schedules at
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Shared
$24

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