Fifteen floating hotels in two Egyptian governorates have received hygiene safety certificates required for reopening, Egypt’s tourism and antiquities minister said on Sunday.
The certificates are issued after a hotel demonstrates that it is adhering to regulations announced by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and approved by the cabinet in accordance with the standards of the World Health Organisation.
According to the ministry, the certificates have been granted to 15 out of 35 floating hotels in Luxor and Aswan that have applied for certificates.
The floating hotels resumed their Nile cruises on 1 October 2020 with only 50 percent of their workforces in accordance with the health regulations.
The hotels in Luxor are: Oberoi Zahra, Oberoi Philae, Sonesta San George, The Royal Lili, Sonesta Sun Goddess, Sonesta Star Goddess, The Royal Lotus, Princess Sara, Semiramis 2, Semiramis 3, Akamara, Sudan and Concerto
The hotels in Aswan are Cecilia and The Living Stone Nile.