Egypt's minister of tourism, Hisham Zaazou, has expressed his confidence in the recovery of the tourism industry in Egypt.

In a release from the Egyptian State Tourist office Dr. Zaazou added that, the areas of the Red Sea Riviera resorts such as Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Safaga, Quseir in addition to the Sinai resorts of Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Taba and Nweiba Sector, Luxor, Aswan are open for business.

Nile cruises are operating today and every week, the Red Sea hotels are open and operating as usual.

Updating on procedures to help process tourists currently waiting to return home to the UK and Russia and current airport capacity the ministry commented: “We are working closely with our airport operators, airlines, holiday companies and the relevant international authorities to assist all tourists who are currently waiting to return home to the UK and Russia from Sharm el Sheikh to do so. We are endeavouring to process as many people as possible through the airport as safely and quickly as we can.

"The airport is operating at its maximum capacity, handling 4300 passengers per hour divided between arrivals and departures for both domestic and international flights. UK airlines are operating ten-11 passenger flights per day and Russian airlines are operating 20-25 passenger flights per day. With this schedule we hope to have cleared the backlog of passengers in the next three to four days. We will continue to ensure that we are doing everything possible to assist tourists as they wait.”

Finally, the minister urged all involved parties to continue exerting efforts to support the excellent cooperation between Egypt and its travel partners worldwide.


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