Egypt received the first Chinese tourist group on Friday, since the outbreak of COVID-19, three years ago.
During a welcoming ceremony for the Chinese tourist group at Cairo International Airport, Egyptian Vice Minister for Tourism and Antiquities, Ghada Shalaby, welcomed the Chinese tourists, expressing aspiration to see more Chinese tourist groups.
Highlighting the attention Egypt pays to the health and safety of tourists, Shalaby said, all workers in all Egyptian hotels and tourist facilities have been vaccinated and trained on the highest health and safety standards.
Chinese tourists will find many Chinese products in Egypt that will make them feel at home, she added.
Yehia Zakaria, chairman of the EgyptAir Holding Company, also welcomed the arrival of the Chinese tourists, noting both Egypt and China boast of ancient civilisations steeped in history.
According to Zakaria, the number of weekly flights between Egypt and China will be increased to 13 starting March: seven to the southern city of Guangzhou, three to the eastern city of Hangzhou, and three to Beijing.–
Source: NAM News Network