Egyptian Ministry of Tourism sets precautionary measures upon opening archaeological sites

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Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 10:56 GMT

Saqqara Archaeological area and Djoser Pyramid - Ministry of Antiquities official Facebook Page

Saqqara Archaeological area and Djoser Pyramid - Ministry of Antiquities official Facebook Page

CAIRO –  2 September 2020: All archaeological sites and museums reopened to the public on September 1. Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities attached great importance to applying the set precautionary measuresin museums and archaeological sites to ensure the health and safety of visitors and workers.
 
In the next lines, Egypt today monitored these health controls:
 
Archaeological sites and museums must be sterilized daily before they are opened to visitors, under the supervision of a team of restorers and antiquities inspectors.
 
The temperature of museum workers is measured dailyand the temperature of the visitors is measured before the visit. The Ministry of Health and Population should be notified of any suspected case of Coronavirus.
 
Posters should be placed on the ground to mark where visitors will park to maintain safe distances between people.
 
Personal protective equipment such as disinfection and sterilization equipment, masks, etc. must be provided to all workers.
 
Workers and visitors must be committed to wearing masks during working hours and those who suffer symptoms should go on a sick leave.
 
Employees must be acquainted with all information related to the emerging coronavirusand itssymptoms, as well asall the preventive measures that must be followed to prevent infection.
 
Safe distances must be maintained with isolation areas provided for infected cases if they appear. The number of tourist groups should not exceed 25 until further notice.
 
The tour guide must wear the mask during the explanation, with the use of headphones, as that must be sterilizedafter each use.Tourism companies must provide masks for tourists and their companions.
 
safe distances must be maintained between people during visits to museums and archaeological sites, limiting the number of visitors inside museums and archaeological sites.Only 200 visitors are allowed to enter the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir every hour and 100 visitors are allowedin other museums.
 
Only 10 to 15 visitors are allowed at a time to visit apyramid or an archaeological cemetery from the inside (depending on the area of the monument). Schools and universities are required to notify archaeological sites and museums 48 hours before the date of their trips, provided that the number of students does not exceed 15 people with each supervisor, and no more than 5 trips are permitted per day.
 

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