The government of Egypt has suspended visa fees for tourist destinations till October in order to revive Coronavirus-hit tourism industry, as flight operations will continue from 1st July.
According to the details, tourist visas will be free until October 31 to encourage holidaymakers to return, visas for South Sinai, where the popular Sharm El-Sheikh is located, Marsa Matrouh and the Red Sea, home to Hurghada, will no longer cost.
The government was also issuing hygiene safety certificates to over 260 hotels and resorts. They prove a safe return for tourists under sufficient measures.
Guests must be registered online and workers have to undergo quick coronavirus tests when entering resorts, while a hotel floor or small building must be assigned as a quarantine area for positive or suspected coronavirus cases.
Resorts are not permitted to host weddings or parties, organize entertainment activities, serve shisha water pipes or offer open buffets.
Meanwhile, Coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country as 1,475 new cases have been confirmed today. It took the total case tally to 55,233. Egypt’s coronavirus death toll has passed the 2,000 mark.