UNWTO commends the precautionary measures of Egypt

Published on : Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), has recently commended the seriousness of precautionary measures and safety controls undertaken by the Egyptian government in reinstating country’s tourism sector.


Also, Pololikashvili also talked about the commitment of hotels countrywide in implementing the safety measures properly.


At present, the UNWTO Secretary-General is in an Egypt visit. It began on Saturday at the official invitation of Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anani.


This visit is the first outside Europe tour by Pololikashvili, from the time novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis started and the recommencement of travel and aviation in Spain, where the UNWTO is headquartered.


On Sunday before setting in his tour in Hurghada, Pololikashvili was interested to examine and follow up on the execution of precautionary measures and health and safety controls followed in the hotel where he has put up.


El-Anani and Pololikashvili checked the preventive measures that the hotel, starting right from the procedures upon entering the hotel, for disinfecting luggage, measuring guests’ temperatures, hand disinfection, the reception area, and housing procedures. Also, the two sides inspected the restaurants area, kitchens, pergolas, swimming pools, internal corridors, the outside walkway, and the beach area.


Also, the hotel director provided a comprehensive clarification of all the preventive measures undertaken, where he particularly highlighted that the disinfection and sterilization procedures are carried out every day.

These fall in accordance with the standards approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Egypt’s Ministry of Health, and using materials approved by the latter.


The two sides are scheduled to arrange joint meetings with investors in tourism, besides visiting quite a few museums and archaeological and tourist sites in Egypt.


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