Egypt’s Cairo International Airport has obtained a health accreditation certificate for safe travel granted by the Airports Council International (ACI).
The Ministry of Civil Aviation said, in a statement on Friday, that the airport has become the sixth Egyptian airport to obtain this certificate. A thorough evaluation was undertaken of the new precautionary and preventive measures that have been applied at the airport, as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Manar Enaba expressed his appreciation of all employees at Cairo International Airport for their clear efforts during the past period.
He also applauded their dedication to various work sites in a manner befitting the status of Egypt’s civil aviation sector.
Enaba confirmed that several Egyptian airports have obtained health accreditation certificates for safe travel, proving their full commitment to applying the highest preventive measures since the beginning of the global health crisis. These measures come in line with the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Egypt resumed inbound international flights on 1 July 2020, to attract worldwide travellers to the country’s numerous tourism destinations. The resumption of these flights came as part of efforts to save the tourism sector from the economic repercussions of the coronavirus.
However, in order to ensure as much safety as possible, all travellers coming into Egypt since September 2020 have been required to present PCR certificates with a negative diagnosis upon departure and arrival.
In January, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anani said that around 1.4 million tourists visited Egypt’s tourism hotspots of Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada, and Marsa Matrouh in the period between July and December 2020.