03.Jul .2020 10:16

Egypt receives 313 tourists from Switzerland, Belarus amid flight resumption

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Egypt received two flights carrying 313 tourists from Switzerland and Belarus on the second day of Egypt's international flight resumption after more than three months of suspension over COVID-19 concerns.

Hurghada airport received a flight carrying 141 Swiss tourists while Sharm el-Sheikh airport received another with 172 Belarusian tourists, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement.

Egypt has recently lifted a partial nighttime curfew imposed in the country over the past three months, amid a coexistence plan to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities.

Tourism is one of the main sources of national income and foreign currency in Egypt. The country's tourism revenues hit a record high of 13 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.