Importation Procedure: Humanitarian Cargo through El Arish Airport

Humanitarian cargo to be imported only through El Arish Airport for the time being (source: reported by partners)

  • Importation procedures:
    • Organizations will be consignee with recipient indicated as Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC)
    • Normal Documents shared with MoFA (expedited approval process in place), use 4KM form(issued by the MoFA) and include a cover letter which explicitly states donation for ERC.
      • Packing list
      • Proforma Invoice
      • Certificate of Analysis (only when applicable) 

*Additional documents might be required for specific types of cargo

  • Item list, item quantity, expiry dates and storage requirements should be shared with ERC for their acceptance 
  • All paperwork and approval license should be included when requesting landing permit (by whoever is organizing the flight)
  • Upon arrival, ERC will manage handling, prioritization and movement of goods to Ismailia to consolidate (*note: Keep Cool capacity is currently stretched)

If partners face different procedures, please send any updates to

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