On the Omneia we had a great holiday. The entry into the country worked out without any problems. Shortly after getting off the plane, everybody had to show the filled out health card (will be distributed in the plane, we had already received it from you) and the covidtest. I forgot my covid test in paper at home (put it in the wrong folder), but then I simply showed the Egyptian official my mobile phone, there I had the mail from the lab, whereupon I was waved through without any problems. As we saw then at the airport in Hurghada, the Egyptians are well equipped with thermal imaging cameras and test stations. The other passengers were actually the biggest problem, but even there most of them kept their distance and wore masks. On the way there the plane was well loaded (about 80%), on the way back we were picked up with an A330, which had much more space and was about half loaded. In Hurghada we were the only plane that took off at that time, the airport was empty.
Transfer from and to the boat was as usual. The Omneia is a great ship that really leaves nothing to be desired. On the huge boat with many berths you always find a place for yourself if you want to. The master cabin offered a great panoramic view and is very spacious and comfortable. During the briefing there were always several options presented, from which each buddy team could then choose their dive, that was a huge plus and I have never had that before. Also the fact that dinner is served outside was wonderful. The fact that the owner personally goes on board is something special and gives the boat a personality that the other boats cannot match (I have been on several different boats). Moreover, even the Zodiac and boat crew speaks German, so in the end you really know the whole crew by name.
We were able to enjoy the Brothers and Daedalus, where normally 25 boats or even more are moored, alone or almost alone, which was of course unique.
Back in Zurich we made a Covid test directly at the airport and had the result 24 hours later. Since Egypt is not on the Swiss risk list, I didn't really have to do one, but I wanted to be on the safe side because of the work. We did not have to do a quarantine or anything like that.
All in all, our conclusion is that if you do not belong to the risk group, you can travel to Egypt very well from our point of view even in the current situation. Sure, you have to take the Covid test, but you will be rewarded with the best dive sites on the Red Sea that you have for yourself. A unique chance.
(Text was automatically translated from german)