The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism announced today, Saturday, that it has handed over more than 70 hotels certificates of health safety for re-employment and work during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday period, according to conditions set by it to cope with the Covid-19 epidemic.
The list announced by the ministry included 74 hotels in the governorates of the Red Sea, South Sinai, Alexandria, Suez and Cairo.
The ministry said in a statement that these hotels “have met all health safety controls approved by the Council of Ministers in accordance with the standards of the World Health Organization, to allow hotels wishing to operate to receive inmates.”
According to the statement, the Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for the Control of Tourism and Hotel Establishments, Abdel-Fattah Assi, said that “during the inspection work carried out by a number of joint inspection committees between the ministries of Tourism and Antiquities, Health and Population, the Chamber of Hotel Establishments and representatives from the concerned governorates, the hotels that submitted applications for operation In these governorates, it has resulted in more than 70 hotels that have met all the requirements and controls and have been given the accredited health safety certificate. “
He added that “the hotels that have been examined in these governorates so far and have been proven not to meet the requirements will work to reconcile their conditions and re-inspect them later, and the inspection committees will continue to inspect successively on the rest of the hotels that have submitted requests for restart.”
The Egyptian government had at the beginning of the month a number of controls to restart hotels and the return of internal tourism, the most important of which was operating hotels by 25 percent until early June, increasing this percentage to 50 percent from the beginning of June, and allocating a small hotel, or floor in the hotel. In each quarantine resort for confirmed cases and suspected cases, and the establishment of rules for social separation and sanitary procedures.
And the Egyptian authorities closed the tourist and archeological sites and sites last March as part of its plan to confront the spread of the virus, as well as closed hotels to conduct sterilization and disinfection operations.
As of Friday, Egypt had 15,786 HIV cases and more than 700 deaths.