CAIRO – 6 July 2020: Within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities' plan to gradually open sites and museums, with the resumption of tourism movement to Egypt as of July 1, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said reopened museums and archaeological sites in Upper Egypt will receive visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It is worth noting that the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has selected five museums and eight archaeological sites for reopening as of July 1, with the resumption of the inbound tourist movement to Egypt.
These include the Nubia Museum, Luxor Museum, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Coptic Museum, the temples of Abu Simbel and Philae in Aswan, the Karnak Temples, Luxor Temple, Deir el-Bahari Temple, the Tombs of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the Giza Pyramids area, and the Salah al-Din Citadel in Cairo.
In addition, some museums and archaeological sites have been reopened to the public before the end of June 2020. These include the Matrouh Museum and Rommel Cave in Matrouh Governorate, the Royal Jewelry Museum and Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria.