Egypt is looking forward to the safe return of tourism
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in coordination with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Health and Population and the Egyptian Federation of Tourism has proposed the attached guide to describe the safety rules in hygiene matters in hotel establishments, in tourist activities, archaeological sites, museums, airports and onboard Egyptian planes.
After the cessation of international tourism and travel due to the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, the Egyptian government has established hygiene safety regulations based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization. health (WHO) and a “Safety and Hygiene Certificate” must be approved as a prerequisite for the various establishments, archaeological sites and museums to resume their activities and receive visitors in the best conditions.
Egypt had set a timetable for the resumption of tourism for the new regulations. Complete disinfection of all host establishments (hotels and restaurants), archaeological sites and museums, organization of training and awareness programs necessary for employees and workers in the tourism sector.
On May 15, 2020, Egypt began gradually reopening hotels and resorts that have obtained the “Safety and Hygiene Certificate”, to receive domestic tourism, with a maximum occupancy of 25%. The occupancy rate was then increased to 50% on June 1, 2020. In cooperation with the Chambers of Tourism and international offices specializing in hygiene, the Ministry carries out regular inspections of establishments in a certified home to ensure effective implementation of established regulations.
As of July 1, 2020, Egypt will once again welcome tourists to hotels in the coastal governorates (Red Sea, South Sinai and Matrouh) with a maximum occupancy of 50%.
These three governorates have had excellent epidemiological results, in addition to having equipped hospitals (public and private). It should be mentioned that travel between the three governorates and other governorates of Egypt is not allowed (until further notice). The museums and archaeological sites, closed since March 23, 2020, will gradually reopen.
The regulations for the resumption of tourism in Egypt mentioned herewith will be updated and modified when necessary.