SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 26 July 2021, Monday |

Egypt Eases Guest Limits in Hospitality Sector as Infections Fall

Egypt’s cabinet on Sunday eased guest limits for hotels, restaurants, cinemas and theaters to 70% of their capacity from 50 percent at present as coronavirus infections slow, a cabinet statement said.

Egypt has been gradually easing pandemic restrictions since June 1.

Official figures showed 181 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Saturday, with 27 deaths from the disease.

Last week, Egypt has imposed strict COVID-19 restrictions on all of the country’s entry points, where access without PCR will be granted only to those who received their second vaccine dose at least 14 days before arrival.

Also, Health Minister Hala Zayed affirmed that both Egyptians and foreigners arriving from countries where virus variants were reported will be required to take the DNA test.