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Egypt announced its readiness to subsidize charter programs from the Russian Federation

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Egypt announced its readiness to subsidize charter programs from the Russian Federation. This was announced by the head of the country s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled al-Anani.

The official did not report any nuances. However, he clarified that currently there are programs supporting air carriers. One of these is the cost of aircraft maintenance. It is reduced by 20-50%. These price tags will last until April.

Regarding the cost of living, you should not expect it to decrease. Discounts are a personal initiative of hoteliers. At the same time, the authorities decided that from November a night in a five-star hotel would cost from $ 40, in a four-star hotel – from $ 28. Room rates cannot be lower than this threshold. The head of the department explains: “Good services cannot be cheap.”

The official touched upon the topic of today s tourist flow to Egypt. At the beginning of the year, about 30,000 tourists visited the country every month. Today this figure has doubled. The official noted that the Russian market is of great importance for Egypt. Over the years, the Russian market accounted for more than 50% of all foreign tourist traffic. The official added: “It is obvious that there will be few flights in the early days. However, we express our hope for an early increase in Russian tourist traffic. If not for covid, we would have already managed to overtake the indicators of 2014 ”. Recall that then Egypt set a record, receiving about 3 million 140 thousand Russians.

The Minister of Tourism stated that the safety of guests is a priority for the Egyptian authorities. The main goal, in his words, is to preserve the health of workers and tourists. For this, various measures are being taken (distancing, testing for coronavirus, vaccine certificates, etc.), All specialists in the tourism industry in Egypt have already been vaccinated.

In cases where a violation of covid measures is recorded in hotels, they are threatened with closure. The official also told how events will develop if someone gets sick with coronavirus. The sick person will be placed in a state medical facility. All expenses for his treatment are borne by the state.

not a single case of infection of tourists was recorded.

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