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Egypt tourism stopped accepting cash

Egypt’s tourism is experiencing a “digital transformation” — this leads to the fact that many attractions stopped accepting cash. Among them, the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Citadel of Salah al-Din, the Nubian Museum, and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan now require payment by bank card to purchase tickets. Such a statement by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Ministry of Justice was broadcast by local mass media.

The move is part of the ministry’s “comprehensive digital transformation strategy” and follows four months of implementation of the system at temples in Aswan. According to the statement, all tourist facilities in Aswan currently only accept payments by bank card.

According to the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Antiquities Mostafa Vaziri, the system will gradually be implemented in other tourist sites in Egypt. Already next week, the “next group of objects” will stop accepting cash.

Tourists were informed that tickets can be purchased through the Egy Monuments website. They are also sold in seven specialized offices selling bank cards or Meeza cards.

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