Africa: Egypt’s tourism sector looks to recovery as 430,000 tourists visited Egyptian resorts since July

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The Egyptian tourism sector looks to recovery following the influx of tourist to the country since the relaxation of travel restrictions, with the sector receiving 430,000 visitors since July 2020.

According to eturbonews.com, the industry began its way to recover, with arrival of tourist, although it noted that this year, only 10 percent of tourists from last year’s flow arrived, according to Egyptian tourism authorities.

“There are travelers who go to Cairo, and others to Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan. But most of them arrive directly to Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada,” Egyptian officials said.

The officials also stressed that over a half of the Egyptian hotels have been certified and “there are no negative reviews from guests.

“60% of hotels in Egypt have received health and safety certificates after following the regulations set by the Ministry of Tourism. They meet the standards of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO),” the officials said.

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