Integrated system for electronic gates installed in Giza Pyramids area - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 16 December 2021: On Thursday, the Giza Pyramids Antiquities Area began operating the electronic gates system. This is the second phase of the electronic entry system for the area, as the first stage operated in October 2021 and included the use of E-ticktes.
Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri explained that these gates come as part of an integrated electronic system to enter all archaeological areas and museums.
This step comes within the framework of the ministry’s strategy to achieve digital transformation.
Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for digital transformation Khaled Sherif stressed the importance of this step, as it will greatly improve the tourists’ experience, will tighten control over the entire process of selling tickets and will prevent overcrowding.
It also allows counting the number of tourists entering and leaving the area, centrally controlling revenues and matching the number of tourists with the revenues recorded. The system also allows payment using various credit cards.
For his part, Director of the Pyramids Antiquities Area Ashraf Mohieldin said that 13 modern electronic gates were installed Thursday and operated at the two entry points to the Pyramids Area.
It should be noted that the integrated electronic system has been installed and operated in the National Museum of Civilization in Fustat, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, and Salah El-Din Castle in Cairo.
The first phase was also operated in Luxor and Karnak Temples, the Valley of the Kings in Luxor and the Sharm El-Sheikh Museum.