Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 01:56 GMT
Egypt's Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Enany during the meeting - Photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 25 February 2021: During its last convention chaired by Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enany, the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities approved a complete exemption for renters of bazaars and cafeterias in museums and archaeological sites of the Supreme Council of Antiquities from paying rent for the months of March and April 2021.
The Board of Directors had previously decided to exempt the aforementioned from paying rent for the months of June, July and August 2020. This exemption was extended until the end of September 2020, then until the end of October 2020 and finally until the end of February 2021.
This comes in line with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ support to provide the necessary aid to the tourism sector and its workers, especially in light of the mitigation of the economic impacts resulting from the global pandemic.
In recognition of the great role provided by the medical teams to society, especially during the pandemic, the Board of Directors also approved granting medical teams and their families [maximum of 3] accompanying individuals a free visit to all museums and archaeological sites open for visitation, during the year 2021 with a commitment to apply all precautionary measures and health safety controls in place.