The growth of those countries combined is expected to be -1% down from 2.8% in 2019.
The stranded Egyptians in the Maldives include honeymooners, and individuals working in hotels.
Asian markets rebounded Wednesday as hopes the deadly new coronavirus will have only a short-term impact on corporate earnings and economic growth prevailed.
Tokyo rose 0.5 percent, Hong Kong put on 0.7 percent, Sydney gained 0.6 percent and Singapore climbed 0.7 percent.
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicated in a report that North Africa, particularly Egypt and Tunisia, witnessed a nine-percent growth.
EgyptAir airlines announced on Monday it will increase the number of flights to several destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and the Middle East
The ban included two Asian countries; Indonesia and Bhutan.
“I wanted to do my best to promote this technology and show that sustainability is a viable way of transport,” Wakker told journalists.
The world has been keeping a close eye on the trade war ignited by the United States that has set up barriers provoking retaliation by mainly China.
The World Travel and Tourism Council has put Cairo on the list of the top cities that are expected to receive more tourists in the next decade.
Sony shares jumped nearly 11 percent as Asian markets opened. Microsoft’s stock closed up 2 percent on Thursday.
Asian shippers and refiners have put ships heading to the Middle East on alert and are expecting a possible rise in marine insurance premiums after recent attacks on Saudi oil tankers.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi revealed on Saturday that Egypt is seeking to become a regional digital hub that transmits data between Asia, Africa, and Europe.
The ministry expressed Egypt's support for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan in this ordeal.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he is relaxed about Mohamed Salah’s goal scoring drought, affirming he is a “key part of the title chasers’ attacking armory.”
Leong Yuet Meng cannot walk more than 10 meters without assistance. Yet, the frail 90-year-old still runs a wanton noodle stall in downtown Singapore.
Weak demand in China and growing global fallout from the Sino-U.S. trade war took a heavier toll on factories across much of Asia in February, business surveys showed on Friday.
Asian shares lost steam on Tuesday after scaling a five-month high as investors waited to see if Washington and Beijing can clinch a trade deal.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday said Saudi Arabia has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion.
Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, supported by a bounce in Chinese shares amid hopes for government stimulus.