Egypt Aiming to Attract more Visitors by Opening new Tourist Markets and Facilitating Entry

 Saturday, April 2, 2022

Egypt is aiming to attract more visitors by opening new tourist markets and facilitating entry, said Khaled El-Anany, the Egypt minister of tourism and antiquities.

Egypt tourism has been affected by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, whose people represent about 40 percent of beach tourism in Egypt on a yearly basis.

El-Anany said that Egypt wouldpermit foreigners coming to Egypt with an emergency entry visa at various points of entry, if they have visas for Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Britain or Schengen countries on their passports, as long as they are valid and have been used before.

El-Anany added that nationals from South Africa, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan coming to Egypt on their own for the first time can also get emergency entry visas.

He said that a special incentive package is being considered for the resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh. Plans for encouraging domestic tourism are also being thought of.

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