Four historical sites in Aswan install new electronic ticketing system

Nevine El-Aref , Sunday 23 Jan 2022

Philae and Abu Simbel Temples along with the unfinished obelisk archaeological site and Nubia Museum are now allowing entry using electronic tickets.

Four sites in Aswan have installed new electronic ticketing system. Egyptian tourism ministry

The move is part of a larger plan to digitise services at 32 archaeological sites and museums all over Egypt in the first phase of its implementation at all sites and museums.

Khaled Sherif, assistant to the minister for digital transformation, explained that the electronic tickets bear a QR code and can be used at new smart gates that read tickets at a high speed to prevent overcrowding.

It also will also keep track of the number of visitors.

He added that the 32 sites are now in the process of installing the electronic systems, which will allow tickets to be purchased using credit or bank cards.

Such service, he continued, enhance the visitors’ experiences during their visits to the site or museum as well as facilitating their entrance.

A workshop to train the ticketing employees was also implemented to upgrade their ability to use the new technology.

These sites in Aswan are among 14 sites to have implemented such systems, in addition to the Giza Plateau, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, Hatshepsut, Luxor and Karnak temples, Valley of the Kings and Salah El-Din Citadel in Cairo.

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