Egypt Breaking Records Welcomes 1.35 Million Tourists In April

In April 2023, Egypt hit a record-breaking milestone in its tourism sector by getting 1.35 million tourists. The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa, shared this interesting news during a current signing event on monday.

During an argument in Egypt’s senate, the Minister specified, “all of us intend to double this figure to reach 25-30 million by the year 2028”. Egypt plans to attract 30 million travelers annually by 2028. The minister describes the nations continuous efforts to increase its hotel capacity by 500,000 rooms. This effort is vital given that the tourism industry is a major source of capital for Egypt. In recent times Egypt has actually faced worldwide economic unpredictability due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine war.

The pandemic triggered tourist arrivals in Egypt to plunge to 3.7 million in 2020. The Russia-Ukraine war likewise affected the market given that both countries had actually been among the primary exporters of tourists to Egypt. The market has actually made an excellent resurgence, getting almost 11.7 million travelers in 2022. A 46% boost in contrast to the eight million arrivals in 2021. To further promote the tourist market, Egypt has actually just recently mitigated visa rules for visitors from China, Iran, India, Turkey, Morocco, and Algeria.

Now permitting tourists from 180 nationalities to get visas on arrival provided they have a legitimate and secondhand visa on their passports for the UK, the US, New Zealand, Japan, or the Schengen nations. With these efforts, Egypt is well on its way to attaining its tourist objectives and continuing to be a top location for tourists from around the world.

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