CAIRO: The Egyptian Ministries of Civil Aviation, Tourism and Antiquities has announced the extension of the internal tourism support initiative until May 31.
In a joint statement, the two ministries said that the decision was in accordance with the directives of Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to extend the work of the initiative to support internal tourism in Egypt until May 31 instead of mid-May.
The two ministries confirmed that the extension will come with a 50 percent capacity for accommodation, in accordance with the established operating controls, with precautionary measures and health safety controls applied at all airports, museums, archaeological sites, restaurants, cafeterias and tourist buses.
The decision follows the government’s encouragement of support for the tourism, aviation and working sector after the guidance of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to support the sector and its employees, and to revitalize tourism.
The initiative was launched by the Ministries of Civil Aviation, Tourism and Antiquities in January, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministerial Committee for Tourism and Antiquities in December 2020.