HOTELS IN EGYPT ARE REOPENING FOR DOMESTIC TRAVEL, BUT WITH NEW RULES IN PLACE
For hotels to reopen, they have to follow the seven pillars set for safe operation.

As the world eases the strict lockdowns against COVID-19, travel is slowly but surely coming back. For Egypt, it looks like domestic travel will be back sooner than we think as a way to pave the road for international travel to come back as well. But first, precautionary measures have to be taken. As the Red Sea hotels are back open getting ready to receive visitors, rules have been set to ensure safety and health.

For hotels to fully reopen, they first have to abide by the seven pillars set by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and the Chamber of Hotel Establishments. These pillars were set as part of a plan to ensure safe tourism through precautionary, preventive, and sanitary measures for all hotels and restaurants around the country. The pillars cover everything from the moment guests arrive at a hotel and until they leave. They include precautionary measures, internal supervision on laundry, food and beverages, swimming pools, beaches, and gyms. Hotels will also have to follow new rules set regarding housing, occupancy rate, awareness signs, and ensuring a safe work environment among its workers. Besides that, all workers will be required to wear gloves and facemasks. 

Hotels around the country were thoroughly sterilized in preparation for domestic tourism. Work will resume in all facilities but with the new rules set for the era of social distancing and coronavirus. It seems like we won’t be spending the summer inside!

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