Egypt is to resume international flights from July 1

In wake of reopening of the economy after the lockdown imposed upon, to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Egypt has decided to reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1.

It has been confirmed by the Civil Aviation Minister, Mohamed Manar Anba on June 14. He said that flights would resume gradually at the airports from the start of July. Egypt has suspended all regular international commercial flights in March because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The government has also decided to reopen Egypt’s main seaside resorts for international flights and foreign tourists from July 1. Mohamed Manar Anba said that the foreign tourism would be limited to resorts in three coastal provinces of the country. Hotels in Egypt have been operating at 50 percent capacity since June 1.

To ensure a safer flight and a safer stay in the country, Mohamed Manar Anba and Tourism Minister Khaled al-Anani, outlined the safety measures to be taken inside planes, at airports and in hotels.

Mohamed Manar Anba added that as a precautionary measure, travellers from countries with high rates of coronavirus infections, based on World Health Organization (WHO) assessments, need to be tested for COVID-19 before coming to Egypt.

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