Sun, 28 Feb 2021 - 11:44 GMT
Egypt extends initiative to support domestic tourism to May 15 - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 28 February 2020: According to the directives of Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, the Ministries of Tourism and Antiquities and Civil Aviation decided to extend the initiative to support domestic tourism in Egypt until May15, instead of February 28.
This comes with a commitment to 50 percent of the hotel’s capacity and implementing hygiene safety regulations in airports, museums, archaeological sites, restaurants, cafeterias, hotels and tourist buses.
This decision comes in accordance with the package of incentive measures launched by the government to support the tourism and aviation sectors and their workers, based on the directions of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, to support the two sectors and their workers and stimulate tourism.
The decision to extend the activation of the initiative came in response to the demands of a large number of Egyptians as well as members of the House of Representatives and Senate whom the Ministers of Tourism and Antiquities and Civil Aviation met during their visits in Egyptian cities.
The two ministers visited the cities of Hurghada and Marsa Alam in the Red Sea, as well as Luxor and Sohag in Upper Egypt.
The initiative aims to reduce domestic airline prices that connect tourist cities within Egypt by organizing flights from Cairo to Luxor, Aswan, Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada and Marsa Alam, and from Alexandria to Luxor and Aswan.
It was decided that airline ticket prices for Egyptians and foreigners will continue to be fixed at a flat rate that includes taxes for arrival and departure from Cairo and Alexandria to Luxor for EGP 1500 and to Aswan for EGP 1800.
Also the ticket prices from Cairo or Alexandria to Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada and Taba will be a fixed rate of EGP 1800 and EGP 2000 to Marsa Alam.
The Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities also agreed to grant a reduction on the prices of tickets for Egyptians and Arabs visiting archaeological areas and museums open for visits in Egypt, where an agreed price will be applied, which is the price of tickets for Egyptian students, until mid-May 2021.
It should be noted that the initiative was launched by the Ministries of Tourism and Antiquities and Civil Aviation last January in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministerial Committee for Tourism and Antiquities during the meeting held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister during the month of December 2020.