Cairo decided Wednesday to deny access to Egyptian territory to nationals of Qatar, who took similar action on Sunday, as part of the effort to combat the spread of Covid-19.
Since last Sunday, Doha has imposed a “temporary entry restriction” on all people from Egypt, including Egyptians residents on Qatari soil, due to the virus.
Doha made the decision following the announcement by France late last week of six new cases of Covid-19 that affected people who had traveled to Egypt.
In response, Egypt decided to “apply the principle of reciprocity and prohibit entry (to Egypt) to Qatari citizens”, starting March 6, said Nader Saad, spokesman for the Egyptian council. of ministers, meeting Wednesday.