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Egypt suspends tourist visa fees till Oct 31

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 July 1.

Egypt’s tourism ministry is scrapping tourist visa fees for the governorates of South Sinai, Marsa Matrouh, and the Red Sea until October 31, in a move meant to encourage tourists back to the country.

More than 260 hotels and resorts are also being issued hygiene safety certificates in Egypt, proving they have sufficient measures in place to allow tourists to safely return.

Guests must register 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.

Hotels will only be able to operate at 50 per cent capacity, and must have a clinic and doctor on-site. Resorts are not permitted to host weddings or parties, organise entertainment activities, serve shisha water pipes or offer open buffets.