Four archaeological sites in Aswan go cashless entry

Nevine El-Aref , Friday 19 May 2023

Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philiae and Abu Simbel Temples in Aswan now require credit or bank cards for entry.



They are the first group of archaeological sites and museums to go cashless in the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ plan to digitize entry to all such attractions in Egypt.

Within the upcoming three months, this system will be applied in 40 museums and archaeological sites in Egypt that currently accept both forms of payment.

“It is very important step within the ministry’s framework to enhance the tourism experience,” pointed out Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

It will also increase the flow of foreign currency into the country, he added.

Khaled Sherif, digital transformation assistant to the tourism minister, said that all museums and archaeological sites in Egypt are equipped with bank card payment machines.

Holders of electronic entry tickets will also be fast-tracked entry to museums and archaeological sites.

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