The project came within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to digitise all facilities and services provided to visitors in archaeological sites and museums.
Khaled Sherif, the assistant to the tourism minister for digitisation, explained that these gates are very important and must be installed at all archaeological sites and museums because they will facilitate and quicken entry into these sites, enhancing visitors’ experiences. It will also put an end to queuing at the sites’ entry gates.
He added that each ticket has a QR code that can only be used once. It also allows to document the number of tourists entering and leaving sites in order to monitor revenues. The system also allows for payment using credit cards.
Ashraf Mohi, the director-general of the Giza Plateau archaeological site, said that the system operates 13 electronic gates at the site’s entrance without disfiguring the historical scenery of the locale.
This is the second and final phase of the electronic system; as in October, electronic tickets were implemented to replace the old paper ones.
The Giza Plateau is the fifth archaeological site to install electronic ticketing gates, after the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, Luxor and Karnak Temples, and the Avenue of Sphinxes.