CAIRO – 6 July 2020: In the light of the resumption of the inbound tourism to Egypt as of July 1, and after the arrival of a number of Ukrainian and Belarusian tourists, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Anani convened on July 5 with the Ukrainian and Belarusian ambassadors to Cairo.
During the convention, ways of enhancing cooperation with Ukraine and Belarus, especially in the field of tourism and antiquities, were discussed.
For his part, Egypt’s minister of tourism and antiquities reviewed the precautionary measures placed by the ministry to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and workers in the tourism sector, with the resumption of tourism to Egypt.
Anani affirmed that Egypt welcomed its first guests upon resuming inbound flights to Egypt in the governorates of the Red Sea and South Sinai from the countries of Ukraine and Belarus, as well as Switzerland, referring to the serious precautionary measures and health standards that Egypt is applying in hotels and resorts in coastal governorates, namely the Red Sea, South Sinai and Marsa Matrouh.
For his part, the ambassador of Ukraine in Cairo praised the health care Egypt provided to the Ukrainian citizen who was infected with COVID-19 in Sharm El-Sheikh, where she received full treatment until she recovered.
The Ukrainian ambassador also proposed signing a number of cooperation agreements between Egypt and Ukraine in the field of tourism and archeology.
Meanwhile, the Belarusian ambassador to Cairo affirmed his country's keenness to increase the movement of foreign tourism to Egypt from Belarus.
It is worth mentioning that Egypt had received inbound flights from Belarus, Ukraine and Switzerland to the cities of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada in the first 48 hours of the resumption of flights to Egypt on July 1.