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Egypt to resume international flights as of 1 July

by Al Ahram

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Monday ,15 June 2020

Egypt to resume international flights as of 1 July

 Egypt will resume flights at all Egyptian airports with countries that have opened their airports as of 1 July, the country s Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Manar announced, according to state news agency MENA.

 
Egypt announced last week it was only resuming international flights to some coastal cities that have been least affected by the coronavirus starting the beginning of July while keeping other regular international flights suspended.
 
The areas are southern Sinai, the Red Sea govenorate and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean, the cabinet  said
 
Egypt suspended international flights on 19 March in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus. It has since only allowed its airports to open to domestic, freight and special repatriation flights.
 
The government has so far allowed dozens of hotels to operate at a reduced occupancy rate after adhering to safety protocols. The move is meant to revive its key tourism sector, which has been hit hard by the virus restrictions.
 
The permitted occupancy rate of the reopened hotels was initially set at 25 percent, but was increased to 50 percent earlier this month.