hotel occupancy limit increases to 70%

Egypt believes in summer and ups the ante on the season, increasing hotel and entertainment occupancy rates by nearly a quarter as the country continues with the gradual reopening of its vital tourism sector. Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has indeed confirmed that hotels, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and theaters can increase capacity by 50% to 70%.

Egypt lifted its initial ban on inbound tourist traffic 12 months ago and has reopened its tourism market in successive stages, in order to evaluate the health and safety precautions aimed at stemming the spread of Covid-19.

In one year, the country managed to recover the number of visitors. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enany, gives July 2020 around 4 million people visited Egypt and the number of visitors is expected to return to pre-pandemic levels by autumn 2022. El-Enany said Egypt’s tourism reopening strategy “is on track” and that the country was able to increase occupancy rates because it followed closely a plan that focused on cautious reopening. “Thanks to strict hygienic safety measures, vaccinating all hospitality sector staff in different governorates and closely monitoring hotels and premises, we were able to reopen safely.”

Following Egypt’s efforts to introduce precautionary measures, the WCTC granted the country its own Safe Travel Stamp, confirming its status as a safe destination.

Incoming travelers are required to undergo a PCR test, and the country is also checking all vaccination certificates upon entry.