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Coronavirus: Egypt will accept international tourists as early as July

As in many countries around the world, Egyptian tourism has suffered from the pandemic. The government has decided to relaunch it this summer.

As a major financial supply, a source of employment and country’s main source of income, tourism has been paralysed by the spread of the virus. 


Egypt should nevertheless reopen its borders to international tourists from the beginning of July. However, tourism will only be allowed to certain coastal cities. 


A partial opening

Only the southern provinces of Sinai, including the seaside resorts of Sharm el-Sheick and Dahab, the Red Sea coasts of Hurghada and Marsa Alam, but also Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean coast, will be open to the public.


These regions, which suffered from the lack of tourist affluence during the Egyptian confinement decreed at the beginning of March, are also those that have seen the least number of cases of Covid-19. 


Since March and the lockdown of the country, virus has killed 1,342 people and infected more than 38,000 Egyptians. 



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Published on 24 June 2020