File photo of Hurghada Airport
Egypt's coastal city of Hurghada received Saturday evening a flight from Berlin, the first trip from Germany since Egypt reopened its airspace to regular flights in July.
The tourist group was given a warm welcome by members of the tourist office of the Egyptian General Authority for Tourist Promotion in Hurghada, according to a statement released by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
The flight was carrying a total of 125 tourists, the statement added.
Iman Mamoud, head of the internal tourism sector at the Egyptian General Authority for Tourist Promotion, said Germany is one of the major sources of tourists for Egypt.
Egypt resumed international flights to and from all its airports in July, after a four-month suspension, allowing foreign tourists in tour groups into three coastal Egyptian governorates: Red Sea, Marsa Matrouh and South Sinai.
Egypt requires travellers arriving to the country to present a negative PCR lab test result. However, travellers entering Egypt at any of four airports in the Red Sea governorate and South Sinai can take a coronavirus test upon arrival.