Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board - Mandatory Guidelines and Regulations for hotels and resorts to receive guests

01/06/2020 By Nida Kapadia

Mandatory Guidelines and Regulations for hotels and resorts to receive guests

Operation startup

  • May 15, 2020: The first stage (experimental operation) with a maximum of 25% of the total hotel capacity (including day-use).
  • June 1, 2020: Operating at a maximum of 50% of the hotel capacity


Operating requirements

  • Hotels, wishing to operate, must apply for an audit; in accordance with the health and safety guidelines circulated by the Egyptian Hotel Association. When the hotel passes
  • The process of review and inspection, it is granted a health and safety certificate that is renewed every year.
  • Creating a brand for health and safety certification.
  • The review and inspection process is conducted within 10 days from
  • the date of submitting the application.
  • Each hotel is required to have an onsite clinic and doctor working in continuous coordination with the Ministry of Health and Population.
  • Ensuring the quality of personal protective equipment and sterilization materials used (dealing only with companies approved by the Ministry of Health and Population).
  • Forming a committee: between the Egyptian Hotels Chamber and the infection control sector in the Ministry of Health & Population to inspect those establishments to ensure their compliance with the regulations and their preparedness to re-operate.
  • Coordination with the Occupational Health and Safety department in the Ministry of Environment regarding the water tanks.


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Author: Nida Kapadia (58 posts) 

Nida is a Senior Account Manager at OTT working with brands across a wide range of travel industry sectors.

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