Naema Bay and other popular beaches in Sharm El Sheikh reopened yesterday after a two-week of closure, enforced due to recurrent shark attacks that killed one and injured four.
Mohammed Abdel-Fadil Shousha, governor of South Sinai, issued his decision to reopen the beaches late last night.
Certain conditions and limitations were set for the reopening. All hotels must establish high observation towers on the beaches and must have life guards from early morning till sunset. In addition, hotels are required to put warning signs in areas where swimming is not allowed. Snorkeling and feeding fish remains prohibited.
All other marine activities will resume as well, though there would be strict control of the remnants of boats. Dumping food waste during trips has been prohibited, and boats must commit to deliver all waste to the scaffold access. Sharm El Sheikh City Council, in coordination with environmental services, will provide vehicles to collect waste from the scaffolding. Furthermore, if violations occur penalties will be imposed, including freezing violators' activity for three to six months, and even permit withdrawals.