Duration of issuing licenses for yachts to enter Egyptian waters reduced to 24 hours



Wed, 11 May 2022 - 11:00 GMT


Wed, 11 May 2022 - 11:00 GMT

Yacht – Wikimedia Commons

Yacht – Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – 11 May 2022: Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir stated Tuesday in a phone-in that licenses allowing yachts to enter national waters are currently issued in just 24 hours down from 72 hours, upon the directives of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to encourage tourism to Egypt.


In January, the minister said that a strategy for boosting yacht tourism in Egypt was being drafted. He explained that the strategy included developing a unified pricing policy that offers incentives for tourist ships and yachts. That is in addition to upgrading tourist ports, and establishing new yacht marinas at tourist sites.


The strategy also consisted of preparing a marketing plan to promote yacht tourism in Egypt as well as creating an online platform that offers all relevant procedures and security licenses issuance. 


In April, the Independent and the Daily Mail placed Egypt among the top destinations for spring 2022, which combines history, landscape, and incredible beaches.


The Independent suggested a trip to Cairo to see the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum, and then a train trip to Aswan, where a taste of the Nubian culture would brighten up any day. A felucca in the Nile to Luxor would then be a great option to see massive, mesmerizing temples.


The Daily Mail put Egypt only second to Florida, U.S.A. It recommended a visit to Cairo to see the Pyramids and the Grand Egyptian Museum. It also suggested Marsa Alam, calling it a “scuba diver’s paradise” on the Red Sea, and Luxor, which is practically an open-air museum.


Finally, it also recommended Hurghada, naming Giftun Island as a destination once there.


“Few countries boast the same combination of stunning landscapes and incredible history. This year promises to be a blockbuster year for the country as well, so if you need a sign to finally book tickets, this is it,” the Daily Mail said.



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