Wed, 30 Dec 2020 - 01:09 GMT
Egypt's Tourism & Antiquities Minister during the convention with the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 30 December 2020: The Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, in its convention headed by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enany on December 29, approved decisions to promote cultural tourism in Egypt.
Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziry said that one of the most important decisions is offering 50% off on the price of entry tickets of museums and archeological sites open for visits, for Egyptians.
He added that this is under the umbrella of the "Enjoy your winter in Egypt" initiative launched by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Chamber of Hotel Establishments during the months of January and February 2021.
A 50% reduction will also be granted on entry tickets to museums and archaeological sites open for visits in the governorates of Cairo, Giza and Alexandria to fans of the Men’s World Handball Championship, hosted by Egypt in January 13-31, 2021, provided they have the Fan ID.
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has participated in providing some logistical and tourism programs for the fans of the tournament, who will come from abroad to root for their teams.
Also, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities directed all archaeological sites and museums to continue implementing precautionary measures, including maintaining social distancing between people during visits, wearing face masks and that the number of tourist groups is not to exceed 25 individuals, in addition to adhering to the maximum number of visitors present at the same time inside museums and other archaeological sites.
Furthermore, Waziry indicated that, in continuation of the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to mitigate the economic effects resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Board also agreed to extend a complete exemption to all cafeterias and bazaars in museums and archaeological sites affiliated to the council from paying rental fees during the months of January and February 2021, in addition to not applying any increases on the prices of tickets to visit museums and archaeological sites before November 2021.