CAIRO – 12 October 2020: Hurghada International Airport expected to receive four weekly flights coming from Czech starting next Saturday.
According to sources told Youm7 website, said that after the arrival of the Ukrainian, Serbian, Swiss and Belarusian airlines to Hurghada International Airport, new nationalities began arriving, including the Polish and French, along with 4 Czech flights are scheduled to arrive next week at Hurghada Airport.
The flights to arrive on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The source added that the Czech airlines will arrive starting next Saturday to Cairo, as four weekly flights will be operated during the week to Hurghada International Airport, as well as other five weekly lights to Marsa Alam.
EgyptAir on said, Monday that it will operate 33 flights with 4,100 passengers on board, on Tuesday.
The national flag carrier said that it will operate a single flight to each of Athens, Paris, Vienna, Addis Ababa, Erbil, Khartoum, Beirut, Sharjah, Beirut, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Lagos and Medina.
Three more flights will be operated to Jeddah, while two flights will be heading to Istanbul, Dubai, Dammam and Riyadh.
Besides operating six domestic flights to Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan, the company will operate three cargo flights.
Egypt's Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Anani said on October 5, that nearly 300,000 tourists from different nationalities have arrived in Egypt since announcing Tourism resumption after the halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He added that this this proves that the country succeeded in dealing with tourism resumption, while providing the ultimate safety to all travelers.
All tourists who arrived in Egypt since opening the borders and resuming flights have returned to their home safely after spending unforgotten vacations on the Egyptian beaches.
“When they ask me, 'What is the proof that your country is safe for tourists?' I say that all 300,000 tourists returned their safely, without any infections of COVID-19,” Anany said in his statements.
He added that until the end of August, the daily tourism rate was more than 6,000 tourists, which is considered a large number in light of the crisis.
“We did not anticipate this tourist influx. We admit that since we have made the PCR test a compulsory term for travelers to be allowed into Egypt, the numbers decreased by 60 percetn, from 6600 to 2400 per day. However, shortly after, the numbers returned to normal again, as we almost exceeded 3,000 tourists a day last week,”Anany explained.
Since mid-August, non-Egyptians arriving at Cairo International Airport have been required to bring the result of their PCR test to be allowed in the country. Foreigners flying to resort towns in the Red Sea and South Sinai are exempted from such a rule. Also, children aged below 6 are not required to undergo the test. The PCR test must not be carried out more than three days before boarding time.
International flights were suspended in March but resumed in July, 2020. Throughout that duration, tens of thousands of Egyptians were repatriated by EgyptAir and affiliate airlines.
On October 4, four tourist flights arrived at Marsa Alam and Hurghada international airports, carrying 520 tourists on board, reflecting a surge of inbound tourism movement to Egypt. Earlier in the day, Hurghada airport received three flights by Easy Jet, Fly Egypt, and Air Cairo, transferring 423 tourists coming from Geneva, Paris, and Prague.