In Photos: Egypt's tourism minister tours Sharm El-Sheikh hotels to check hygiene regulations

Nevine El-Aref , Friday 10 Jul 2020

The minister also met with a number of European tourists, who said they would recommend Egypt to their friends at home


Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany visited Sharm El-Sheikh on Thursday and toured a number of hotels, meeting tourists and viewing the preventative measures in place in light of the coronavirus.

New hygiene and safety measures have been implemented in hotels to prevent the spread of the viral disease, including reducing the occupation rates and ensuring regular sterilisation.

The tourists spoke positive about their trips and the hygiene standards at the hotels, and told the minister that they would definitely recommend a visit to Egypt to their friends.

A number of Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Swiss tourists who had come to Egypt this month, immediately after the suspension on international flights was lifted on 1 July, are now starting to return home.


According to Tamer Makram, the president of the South Sinai Investors Association, none of the members of the tour groups that have begun to return home, nor those who are still in the country, have reported falling ill.


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