The Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh – Reuters
CAIRO – 3 October 2020: Egypt’s touristic cities of Hurghada of the Red Sea and Marsa Alam of Marsa Matrouh would receive on Saturday the first two flights coming from France since the suspension for the travel movement in March due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Red Sea Governor Amr Hanafi announced in a statement.
The Governor mentioned that a total of 255 French tourists would arrive at Hurghada and Marsa Alam international airports on Saturday.
Hanafi added that two flights from France’s Paris would operate weekly on Saturdays. He noted that all precautionary measures are being taken at the international airports of Hurghada and Marsa Alam, where a PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is conducted for tourists and arrivals who are not carrying PCR certificates proving they are coronavirus-free from their country.
On the other hand, a source at the Hurghada International Airport confirmed that the airport is also scheduled to receive on Saturday the first flight from the Czech Republic inbound to the Red Sea, Youm 7 newspaper reported.
Marsa Alam is one of the largest tourist cities that attracts thousands of foreign tourists due to its clear beaches, coral reefs, and rare fish, besides attracting the diving enthusiasts and those who are looking for comfort and tranquility.
Meanwhile, Hurghada is one of the most famous tourist places in Egypt and the Middle East. It is characterized by its moderate climate throughout the year and the availability of all possibilities for practicing hobbies of fishing, underwater fishing, and diving of all kinds.