Coronavirus Update:

PRESS RELEASE

Regulations for the Resumption of Cultural Tourism to Egypt as of September 1, 2020

I- Regulations for Tourism Activities

All types of tourism activities, related to cultural tourism will operate with a maximum of 50% of their total capacity.

II- Regulations for the Means of Transportation for Tourists (bus, limousine, golf cars)

• All means of transportation for tourists will operate with a maximum of 50% of their total capacity; leaving a vacant seat next to each passenger on the bus and in golf cars, with a maximum of two passengers in a limousine.

• Passengers and drivers are required to wear face masks at all times during the journey.

• Disinfectants and hand sanitizers are provided; thorough cleaning, disinfection and proper ventilation is carried out before and after each trip.

III. Regulations for Tourist Groups Visiting Archaeological Sites and Museums

• All museums and archeological sites (open for visitors) will receive Egyptians and tourists as of September 1, 2020.

• All touch points and floors in museums and visitor centers in archeological sites are disinfected daily before opening hours.

• Tourist groups are not to exceed 25 people in museums and archeological sites. 

• Tour guides are required to wear face masks and use audio equipment inside museums. Ear pieces are sterilized after each use.

• Tourism companies are to provide face masks to tourists and drivers.

• Temperature of employees is checked daily (and visitors before entering museums and indoor archeological sites).

• Safe physical distancing is maintained (at least 1 meter).

• The maximum number of visitors allowed inside museums and indoor archeological sites is:

100 visitors per hour in all museums (200 visitors per hour in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir).

10 - 15 visitors inside any pyramid or tomb (depending on its dimensions).

•  Schools, universities and governmental organizations’ trips must be pre-notified to archeological sites and museums, at least 48 hours prior to the planned visit, with no more than 15 persons per trip, with a maximum of 5 trips per day.

IV. Floating Hotels

Floating Hotels are not allowed to operate any Nile Cruises before the beginning of October 2020.

Link to download the original PDF: https://we.tl/t-KfXYbTKqEt

Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

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First Swiss flight carrying tourists landed in Hurghada, Egypt

After Ukraine and Belorussia Egypt received on 1st July a first flight arriving from Zurich.  On board of the plane, 141 Swiss tourists arrived to the thriving Hurghada resort, known with its white sandy beaches, turquoise serene water, and the variety of all-inclusive hotels and aquaparks that hosted more than 400000 British tourists in 2019.  On 1st July  also the resort of Sharm El Sheikh on the red sea received its first flight carrying 172 tourists from Belorussia.

PRESS RELEASE

Egypt receives the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel Stamp. 

The WTTC has approved Egypt’s regulation for the resumption of tourism to Egypt and offered  the country the  Safe Travel Stamp. 

In a Video Conference call Gloria Guevara, WTTC president and CEO told Dr. Khaled El-Enany Minister of Tourism and Antiquities that she is delighted to see major countries and destinations such as Egypt and Slovenia joining the growing list of global destinations adopting our private sector protocols,” said Gloria Guevara, WTTC president and CEO. “This not only shows the success of the WTTC Safe Travel stamp, but also demonstrates its importance to travellers and those who work in the sector.
“We thank these destination countries and cities for working with WTTC and this time is the time for cooperation.”

On his part Dr. El-Enany said that he is quite pleased with the decision issued today by the WTTC to grant Egypt its "Safe Travel Stamp". This is a milestone in our bilateral cooperation with the WTTC.
This decision reflects Egypt's commitment to the SAFE resumption of inbound tourism with strict comprehensive hygiene safety measures starting July 1, 2020 to its superb, sunny, and healthy beaches. 
“Looking forward to welcoming you soon in Egypt's resorts in the Red Sea and South Sinai Governorates and the Mediterranean Coast in Matrouh Governorate ,” he pointed out.

The WTTC designed the stamp to enable travellers to identify destinations and businesses that adopted its health and hygiene global standardized protocols and travel safely.
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New decisions in the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities to encourage cultural tourism

Within the framework of the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to stimulate foreign tourism arriving in Egypt, the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, in its session headed by Dr. Khaled El-Enany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, adopted several decisions working to promote and support cultural tourism during the upcoming tourist season.

These decisions included extending the period of the "Summer in Upper Egypt" initiative launched by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities from several months to support and encourage cultural tourism programs in Upper Egypt during the summer period as the number of visitors decreased due to the high air temperature, so the board of directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities took, for the first time then, a decision to reduce the rate of 50% of the full foreign tickets prices in the archaeological areas and museums open to visit in the governorates of Qena, Luxor and Aswan, where all foreign tourists will pay a flat rate, which is the price of foreign students tickets, representing 50% of the price of the full ticket. In continuation of this support, the initiative's activation period was extended, exceptionally, until October 31, 2020.
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“Same Great Feelings” ad campaign movie 

In the context of the advertising campaign launched by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities under the title "Same Great Feelings", the Ministry is launching a advertising film entitled "A Tourist's Trip in Egypt" on Egyptian, Arab and international social media platforms.

Today, Sunday, June 21, 2020, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will launch a promotional film titled "A Tourist Trip in Egypt," in light of the announcement of Egypt's willingness to receive incoming tourism to the Egyptian tourist destination as of July 2020.

The production of this film comes within the advertising campaign launched by the Ministry represented by the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion, under the title “Same Great Feelings ”on the Internet and various social communication platforms in the main markets exporting tourism to Egypt from the Arab Gulf countries, Europe and Asia, including Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and Ukraine, as a first stage.

This is in addition to showing the film to a number of Arab and international TV channels, such as the CNN network and Discovery Channel.

The Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion funded the promotional campaign for the film, and the Egyptian Federation of Tourist Chambers and Tourist Investors funded the production of the film.

This advertising campaign aims to communicate and interact with the Arab and international audience in order to inform them of the preparations and measures taken by Egypt to receive tourists again after taking all precautions to prepare for the return of tourism and make the stay of tourists enjoyable and safe at the same time, showing the diversity and distinctiveness of the Egyptian tourist product and its destinations.

Link to the movie: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msJ_JJB8q3s

Link to download the movie:
https://we.tl/t-CTiWCgSZy7

Link version TV (MOV Version)

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1li-TX7F0pFUyLVXjndpwCZPqAvjGwIPi?usp=sharing

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Egypt is looking forward to the safe return of tourism

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in coordination with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Health and Population and the Egyptian Federation of Tourism have proposed the attached guide  to describe the safety rules in hygiene matters in hotel establishments, in tourist activities, archaeological sites, museums, airports and on board Egyptian planes.

After the cessation of international tourism and travel due to the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, the Egyptian government has established hygiene safety regulations based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization. health (WHO) and a "Safety and Hygiene Certificate" must be approved as a prerequisite for the various establishments, archaeological sites and museums to resume their activities and receive visitors in the best conditions.

Egypt had set a timetable for the resumption of tourism for the new regulations. Complete disinfection of all host establishments (hotels and restaurants), archaeological sites and museums, organization of training and awareness programs necessary for employees and workers in the tourism sector.
On May 15, 2020, Egypt began gradually reopening hotels and resorts that have obtained the "Safety and Hygiene Certificate", to receive domestic tourism, with a maximum occupancy of 25%.
The occupancy rate was then increased to 50% on June 1, 2020. In cooperation with the Chambers of Tourism and international  offices specializing in hygiene, the Ministry carries out regular inspections of establishments in certified home to ensure effective implementation of established regulations.
As of July 1, 2020, Egypt will once again welcome tourists to hotels in the coastal governorates (Red Sea, South Sinai and Matrouh) with a maximum occupancy of 50%.

These three governorates have had excellent epidemiological results, in addition to having equipped hospitals (public and private). It should be mentioned that travel between the three governorates and other governorates of Egypt is not allowed (until further notice). The museums and archaeological sites, closed since March 23, 2020, will gradually reopen.

The regulations for the resumption of tourism in Egypt mentioned herewith will be updated and modified when necessary.

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Please click on the links below for current updates:

REGULATIONS FOR THE RESUMPTION OF TOURISM TO EGYPT:

https://portal.onlinetraveltraining.com/Content/Images/REGULATIONS FOR THE RESUMPTION OF TOURSIM TO EGYPT (002).pdf

DECLARATION FORM:

https://portal.onlinetraveltraining.com/Content/Images/declaration_form- attestation Covid.pdf

Tour Operator Letter: 

https://portal.onlinetraveltraining.com/Content/Images/Tour Operator Letter.pdf

Operation Startup May 2020:

https://portal.onlinetraveltraining.com/Content/Images/Operation startup May 2020.pdf

Newsletter:

https://portal.onlinetraveltraining.com/Content/Images/newsletter_eng_April2020_2.pdf

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