A French fireworks team scheduled to perform at the Suez Canal inauguration arrived in Egypt on Sunday, Al Ahram Arabic news website reported.
Airport sources said that a group of 35 performers and executives arrived at Cairo International Airport to join the celebrations.
Several heads of state and international delegations have arrived in Cairo ahead of the Suez Canal inauguration, which is set to take place on 6 August. Invitations to the opening ceremony were issued in July by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
The opening ceremony of the New Suez Canal, which will take place in less than 72 hours, will be secured by more than 10,000 police personnel assigned by the interior ministry, reported state news agency MENA on Monday.
Security personnel will coordinate with the military forces surrounding all vital facilities in Egypt, including police stations, security directorates, the Shura Council (upper body of the parliament) building, the cabinet, the Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC), the central bank, power plants, and other facilities.