It is excellent that Egypt has reduced domestic flight prices during this period! The Egyptian Cabinet received a notification of an initiative to reduce domestic air flight prices. This initiative comes as a stimulus to domestic tourism.
Period of Initiative
The government will implement this initiative from 15.01.2021 until February 28th of the same year.
Aims and Goals
This initiative comes within the Framework of the state’s efforts to support the tourism sector. It aims at stimulating domestic tourism for various tourist destinations across the republic.
It was also agreed that the national company “EgyptAir” would reduce flight tickets to tourist destinations. Meanwhile, hotels located in those destinations would offer promotional prices to contribute to encouraging travel.
The Ministry of Aviation confirmed in a statement issued to set up mechanisms to stimulate the internal tourism movement. This statement came Tuesday 05.01.2021, under the recommendations of the Ministerial Committee for Tourism and Antiquities. It was during the meeting held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister in December 2020.
The initiative will aim to reduce domestic flight prices. Also, it will link tourist cities in various governorates by organising trips from Cairo to Luxor, Aswan, Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada and Marsa Alam, and from Alexandria to Luxor and Aswan.
Also, the Ministry of Aviation confirmed that the prices of airline tickets for Egyptians and foreigners would be tax-inclusive. Indeed, this reduction will be at a flat rate during the period from January 15th to February 28th, 2021.
The Framework of the Initiative
Within the initiative’s Framework, the Hotel Establishments Chamber will announce accommodation prices in the hotels participating in the initiative. Consequently, these hotels will apply favourable accommodation rates throughout the activation period of the initiative, with a commitment of 50% of the capacity. Indeed, all these steps will go with the established operating controls and the need to adhere to all preventive measures and health safety controls in all airports, museums, archaeological sites, restaurants, cafeterias, hotels and tourist buses.
In its last session, the Supreme Council of Antiquities decided to grant a 50% reduction on the prices of tickets for the entire Egyptians in the archaeological areas and museums in the governorates of Qena, Luxor and Aswan.
Why Egypt reduces domestic flight prices
Indeed, the government in Egypt takes these initiatives to limit the impact on tourism caused by the Coronavirus disease. Encouragingly, the Egyptian government took more procedures and initiatives to help the tourism sector. Of course, all these initiatives aim to avoid the high expenses of travel. The initiative will allow tourists to overcome the increased costs of PCR tests and travel tickets.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
Many governments worldwide took procedures to reduce the infection among the audience. Among these procedures: making a medical analysis PCR.