By the start of the next academic year, all students, staff and teachers over the age of 18 must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
All students, teachers and staff members in universities, as well as teachers and staff members in pre-secondary education, will only be allowed into schools and on to university campuses if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 at the start of the upcoming academic year. The new rule applies to anyone over 18 years old who is currently pursuing an education or employed in the education sector.
The new rule will apply to both public and private educational institutions. After receiving their vaccines, education staff and university students must obtain a vaccination certificate from the Ministry of Health and Population, which is available online for EGP 25.
University students and staff will be able to enter campuses after obtaining their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and will be allowed to take the second dose during the course of the academic year.
Egyptians who are under the age of 18 are allowed to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they are travelling for their studies, or if they are seeking medical treatment abroad.
The Egyptian Cabinet plans to vaccinate 40 million citizens by the end of the year, making up roughly 40% of Egypt’s population. As of August 12th, over 100,000 Egyptians received the full course of the vaccine.