Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anany has held discussions with his German counterpart Thomas Bareiß on resuming tourism between the two countries.
The ministers discussed Egyptian-German cooperation and the preparations and precautionary measures required in both countries to resume the flow of tourism.
The discussions came with a focus on the Egyptian tourist destinations that hold importance to the German side. Over 90% of German tourists travel to the Red Sea, South Sinai, and Marsa Alam areas, alongside other beach and leisure destinations.
El-Anany presented a detailed outline of the health safety controls that the Egyptian government has put in place in preparation for the resumption of regular tourism. Germany has also reviewed the rules for resuming tourism in Germany, as well as at the European Union (EU) level.
The two sides agreed to intensify communication at the technical level between representatives from the two countries. This will ensure consistency of controls related to the resumption of tourism and their fulfilment of all German, EU and Egyptian requirements.