Resort in Hurghada - Planetware
CAIRO - 3 June 2021 (MENA) As many as 525,000 tourists from 20 countries visited Egypt in April, said Egypt's Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enani.
In a joint press conference with the ministers of civil aviation and health in the Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, Enani added that the government succeeded in mitigating the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on the tourism sector.
He noted that new events would be organized soon, including the procession of the four ram-headed sphinxes in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Luxor, in addition to the inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum.
On his part, Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Manar said that cooperation is under way with the Red Sea governorate's authorities to tighten the anti-coronavirus precautions at Hurghada airport.
Manar pointed out that all workers at the Civil Aviation Ministry and airports had been vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed said that 100% of tourism workers in the Red Sea and South Sinai governorates were inoculated.
Zayed added that all residents in the two governorates would be vaccinated by the end of June.
Also, Zayed asserted that vaccination centers across the country would be doubled during the coming period, explaining that the government is working on the provision of all vaccines accredited by the WHO.