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Monday, 7 September 2020

First post-covid EasyJet flight landed in Hurghada last week

Passengers on the first EasyJet flight to Hurghada since the pandemic began were given a grand reception on Wednesday after arriving from London Gatwick. Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry celebrated the arrival, having previously said that Hurghada will receive four weekly flights from London while two weekly flights will be operated to Sharm El Sheikh from Manchester. All incoming travelers (including Egyptians) are required to show a negative PCR test, with the tests offered for USD 30 each at Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Marsa Alam and Taba Airports. Other airports require a PCR test to be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival. It has been reported that the requirement has been negatively affecting tourist bookings in the country.

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