2021 Proves to be a Satisfactory Year for Egypt’s Tourism

 Saturday, February 12, 2022 

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After a very harsh 2020, full of disasters and despair due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 was a satisfactory year for Egypt’s tourism compared to the rest of the global tourism industry.

There is no official data for 2021 arrivals; however, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the number of visitors steadily increased, along with the increase in demand for Egypt’s tourist destinations.

Air travel to Egypt also restarted from many important countries in 2021. Russia resumed flights to Egypt’s Red Sea resort cities of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada on 9 August after a six-year pause.

On 9 November, restrictions on regular and charter flights from various Russian cities wishing to operate flights to Egypt were also taken off.

On 9 October, Sharm El-Sheikh witnessed its first flight coming from London after flights were suspended twice — once from 2015 till February 2020 and once again from March 2020 till October 2021.

In spite of these achievements, challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic still exist.

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