Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al-Anani discussed with EU Ambassador to Cairo Christian Berger the initiative taken by EU ambassadors to promote tourism and archeological sites in Egypt in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As part of the initiative, 22 ambassadors from the European Union visited Egypt and shared videos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, as well as on the official website of the embassies.
The meeting discussed ways to expand cooperation and return the flow of tourists from EU countries to Egypt, especially after the application of the European Health Passport.
The meeting also highlighted the precautionary measures taken by Egypt against the coronavirus to ensure the safety of tourists and workers in the tourism sector, as well as the efforts made to vaccinate workers in Cairo.
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities previously announced that in April, Egypt was visited by 525,000 tourists from 20 countries.
The Minister stressed that Egypt is ready to receive tourists from around the world, noting that there are currently tourists from countries such as Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. He also pointed to Egypt’s infrastructure projects and their role in changing tourism.
He called the beaches of Egypt one of the best tourist destinations in the world, citing a study that showed that the beaches of the Red Sea are the most resistant to climate change.