Egypt has opened its doors for cultural tourists from 1st of September. All kinds of services associated with cultural tourism have started operating in the country with a 50 per cent capacity.

This announcement is indeed delightful news for the travel enthusiasts, who are quite excited for their post-COVID holidays and the travel operators, who are striving to stay in tandem with this new normal environment of the pandemic.

All the necessary controls required to be incorporated for the reopening of cultural tourism in the country have been discussed among the tourism authorities of Egypt, including the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, the Egyptian Travel Agents Association (ETAA), and the Egyptian Hotels Association (EHA). Egyptian nationals and foreign nationals can travel freely across various museums, archaeological monuments, and cities of the country, provided they follow the necessary guidelines for preventing the transmission of COVID-19.

All tourist transportation services are running with 50% capacity and both the driver and the passengers will need to wear masks throughout the journey. Tourist groups visiting the heritage monuments should not exceed 25 individuals. A total of 100 visitors are permitted per hour inside museums and a total of 10 to 15 visitors are permitted inside tombs and pyramids at a single time, based on the dimension of the structure.