Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 02:16 GMT
Egypt received 130,000 tourists during the past two months as the country re-opens again for tourism movement after a long hiatus - FILE
CAIRO – 2 September 2020: Egypt received 130,000 tourists during the past two months as the country re-opens again for tourism movement after a long hiatus due to Coronavirus spread, said Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Manar.
Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Manar added that the aviation sector is one of the sectors that stopped completely due to pandemic.
He continued saying, in a phone call with Extra News TV Channel, that the tourism flow resumed after preventive measures and the gradual opening of services.
He explained that the country has set regulations for tourists’ entry, especially for those who do not have a PCR test result showing they are free of COVID-19. There are four airports in Egypt, where tourists can enter without a PCR test, as they will undergo a test on arrival at a cost of $30 for both Egyptians and non-Egyptians. The four airports are: Taba, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Marsa Alam airports.
Minister Manar added that Egypt is trying to maintain its global classification in tourism and aviation sectors, pointing out that tourism in Red Sea is constantly increasing. He stressed that Red Sea are is a “green zone” as it is completely free of Coronavirus.