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Each passing day more countries are planning to reopen their borders and finding creative ways to welcome back tourists this summer season. Egypt is not far behind and has announced that it will be cutting the price of tourist visas and admission to heritage sites.
The price of tourist visas in June, July, and August will drop from $25 to $10, for arrivals through airports in Aswan and Luxor. The country also significantly reduced the entry fees to all archaeological sites and museums which are now accessible to visitors at a 50 percent discount.
Egypt has opened its hotels and is allowed to increase its capacity by up to 50 percent. However, before opening all the hotel properties must undergo health audits to ensure proper hygiene criteria. The criteria require staff and guests to wear masks and gloves, allowing for contactless check-in and payment, providing temperature checks for guests, and offering luggage sterilization.