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Egypt to introduce electronic visa at the end of May

Ägypten, Kamelen in der Wüste

Egypt will introduce an electronic visa at the end of May. The fee will initially remain unchanged, said Tourism Minister Mohamed Yehia Rashed at ITB Berlin. A decree to increase fees has been suspended until June; a reassessment will be discussed in the cabinet next week. One can assume that no action that would harm the tourism industry will be taken. With 650,000 visitors, Germans were the top tourists to Egypt last year – despite a 35 per cent decrease. After recording 20 per cent growth in January, an increase of 35 per cent is expected for this year. The minister announced an intensification of advertising campaigns and pointed to successful incentives for airlines. Due to growing demand from Poland, the national low-cost carrier Air Cairo will triple its number of flights there.

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