Vice Minister of Tourism & Antiquities for Tourism Affairs follows up on vaccination of workers in Egypt’s tourism sector against COVID-19 in Red Sea governorates

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Sun, 25 Apr 2021 - 12:53 GMT

Shelby during her inspection tour - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

Shelby during her inspection tour - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

CAIRO – 25 April 2021: Vice Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Tourism Affairs Ghada Shalaby visited the Red Sea governorate to follow up on the vaccinations of workers in the tourism sector against COVID-19, where she inspected a number of temporary vaccination units located in hotels dedicated to vaccinating workers in the tourism sector in the province.

 

 

 

Shalaby was accompanied during the tour by a number of representatives of the ministry's office in Hurghada, First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Population Tamer Merhi  and representative of the Egyptian Hotel Association in the Red Sea Wahid al-Thami.

 

 

 

 

Shalaby pointed out that the vaccination of workers in the tourism sector in the Red Sea and South Sinai are in full swing, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Population, and the Egyptian Hotel Association in the two governorates, praising the efforts of medical teams in vaccinating workers in the tourism sector. 

 

 

 

 

She also stressed  the ministry's intent to complete vaccinating all workers in the tourism sector, in light of the Egypt’s implementation of all precautionary measures to battle the global pandemic, and to send a reassuring message to tourists about the safety of Egypt’s tourist destinations and to maintain the safety of tourists, citizens and workers in the sector. 

 

 

 

 

During the visit, Shalaby followed up on work in the Office of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board, which was allocated as a temporary location to conduct PCR tests to tourists upon arrival and other tests required upon departure in accordance with the requirements of their countries, which was chosen to reduce congestion at the airport and in order to maintain the precautionary measures applied. 

 

 

 

 

Since early April 2021, Egypt has launched a vaccination campaign for all workers in the tourism sector against COVID-19, which began in South Sinai and the Red Sea.

 

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