Egypt - Tourism

Egypt to reopen Luxor’s ancient Avenue of Sphinxes on 25 November in major ceremony

Egypt will hold the reopening ceremony of the ancient Avenue of Sphinxes (Kebash Road) in Luxor on Thursday 25, November, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Thursday.

EgyptAir to operate weekly Luxor-Madrid direct flight starting 20 November

EgyptAir announced on Sunday that it will operate a weekly flight on Saturday between Luxor and Madrid starting 20 November.

Hurghada receives first charter flight from Russia after 6-year suspension

Hurghada International Airport received on Tuesday the first charter flight from Russia following the recent lifting of a six-year Russian suspension of direct flights to the Egyptian Red Sea resorts.

Number of British tourists to Egypt likely to reach 500,000 this winter: UK ambassador

UK Ambassador in Cairo Gareth Bailey expects the number of British tourists visiting Egypt this winter to reach or surpass 500,000. In an interview aired on ON E channel on Saturday, Bailey said between 3,000 to 5,000 British tourists visit Egypt monthly, taking more than 45 flights per week.

Egypt's Luxor receives first flight from London after coronavirus hiatus

Egypt's Luxor International Airport received on Monday night its first flight from Heathrow Airport, London, after a hiatus that lasted for almost two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tourism ministry closes hotel in Hurghada after 47 tourists contract food poisoning

The Ministry of Tourism decided to close a hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada for "endangering guests' lives," the Public Prosecution said on Sunday, as 47 foreign guests fell sick after dining in the hotel.

Sisi orders using Luxor's Rams Road reopening ceremony to promote Egypt's soft power

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered on Saturday to make use of a planned reopening ceremony of the Rams Road in Luxor to internationally promote the country's soft power and ancient civilisation.

Egypt's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai reflects regional, global heavyweight: PM

Egypt's Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly has asserted that the "distinguished" Egyptian participation in Expo 2020 Dubai reflects its heavyweight at regional and global levels and the great history it is sharing with Mideast countries and the African continent.

EgyptAir operates domestic flight from Sharm El-Sheikh to Luxor after hiatus

EgyptAir operated on Wednesday morning its first domestic flight from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport heading to Luxor International Airport after a six-year hiatus that began in December 2015, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced in a statement.

In Photos: Tourism minister, foreign ambassadors observe biannual solar alignment at Ramses II Temple

Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enany and more than 30 Arab and foreign ambassadors as well as influencers observed on Friday morning the biannual solar alignment at Ramses II Temple in Abu Simbel.

Egypt to see drop in temperatures starting Wednesday

Egypt is set to witness moderate weather marked with a noticeable drop in temperatures from Wednesday until Monday, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA).

Visitors’ facilities at Beni Hassan archaeological site in Minya gets facelift

The second phase of the development of the visitors’ services at the Beni Hassan archaeological site in Minya has been completed in collaboration between the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, and the Built Environment Collective (Mogawra).

EgyptAir to start weekly flight service from Sharm El-Sheikh to Luxor on 27 October

National flag carrier EgyptAir will operate a weekly air service from Sharm El-Sheikh to Luxor starting 27 October, with seats available at the fixed price of EGP 1,800 ($121) per round trip.

Russia to lift coronavirus restrictions on flights to Egypt’s Red Sea resorts starting 9 November: TASS

Russia will lift COVID-related restrictions on flights from its airports to the Egyptian Red Sea resorts of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada starting 9 November, TASS cited a representative of the federal coronavirus prevention headquarters as saying on Thursday.

In Photos: Military museum at Salaheddin Citadel inaugurated in celebration of October war anniversary

The National Military Museum at Salaheddin Citadel in Cairo is opening its doors to visitors after a decade of being closed for restoration and development.

Sharm El-Sheikh receives first direct flight from UK following year-long suspension

Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport received on Saturday their first tourist flight from London following the resumption of direct air travel between the UK and Red Sea resorts after more than a year's suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Egypt reduces price of COVID-19 PCR test for travellers

Egypt has reduced the cost of COVID-19 PCR tests for travellers, the Egyptian cabinet announced on Tuesday.

In Photos: Tourist dock for floating hotels in Luxor receives facelift

The dock for floating hotels in Luxor has received a facelift, featuring new amenities catering to tourists.

Egypt allows 74 countries to obtain tourist e-visas in 24 hours

Egypt will allow a total of 74 countries to obtain tourist visas electronically upon arrival at any of Egypt’s ports within 24 hours of registering for them, an official statement by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities read on Tuesday.

Egypt launches SMS service to help tourists

Egypt s Tourism and Antiquities Ministry launched a new text message service to help and serve tourists in Egypt on Sunday.

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