Egypt Independent

German media delegation visits Hurghada ahead of tourism reopening



A delegation from German Radio DW and Deutsches Fernsehen A.R.D recently visited the Egyptian coastal city of Hurghada, spending three days looking into preparations made by tourist institutions, hotels, restaurants, diving centers and the Hurghada Museum, and restaurants in order to safely host German tourists.

The delegation investigated the city’s ability to provide a safe experience for German tourists and sought to confirm that precautionary measures are being taken amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Egyptian tourism expert Maged al-Qady said that the visit aimed at checking out the preparations for operating for foreign tourism starting in July.

Egypt on June 7 announced 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.

The Ministry of Tourism is offering a 20 percent discount, valid for 15 days, on entry to museums, archaeological sites belonging to the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and on travel visas for travelers arriving on EgyptAir and Air Cairo.

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