Egypt is planning to reopen its airports starting July 1, after suspending its commercial flights due to the coronavirus pandemic. The civil aviation minister, Mohamed Manar Anba, in a news conference, said that flights would gradually resume.
While international flights resume, tourism will be limited
Three seaside resorts areas will be the only places allowed to reopen to international visitors. The tourism minister, Khaled al-Anani, revealed new measures that would be implemented inside planes, airports, and hotels to ensure the health and safety of visitors. Those coming from places with high rates of infection must be tested for coronavirus before arriving in Egypt.
With domestic flights being continued during the outbreak, hotels are allowed to operate for domestic travelers at 50% capacity since June 1. Egypt has reported more than 44,000 COVID-19 cases in a country of 100 million, with case numbers rising over the last few weeks.