Egypt reopens 12 archaeological sites, museums

Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa al-Waziry announced that twelve archaeological sites and museums in Cairo, Giza, Luxor and Aswan are ready to reopen for tourism.

He said that the council, headed by Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anany, has adopted preventive measures to allow these sites to receive visitors.

The sites include the Pyramids of Giza, the Citadel, the Egyptian Museum, the Islamic and Coptic museums, the Luxor Museum, the temples of Karnak and Hatshepsut, and the Valley of Kings in east and west Luxor, Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan, and the Hurghada Museum, which was opened a few days ago.

Waziry pointed out that the Matrouh Museum will be opened in late June, and added that other sites will be reopened gradually after implementing health precautions.

Egypt announced on June 7 that air traffic in all Egyptian airports will resume staring July 1, in accordance with Egypt’s preventive and precautionary measures to coexist with the coronavirus outbreak. Flight reservations have reopened in all airline offices.

Civil aviation traffic in Egypt has been suspended since March 19, excluding air cargo flights, charter flights only for tourist groups already in Egypt who want to return home, international medical flights and domestic flights.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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