Egypt Independent

State of emergency ends Tuesday in Red Sea and Sharm al-Sheikh

Tourism Ministry has announced the cabinet decision to cancel the state of emergency, taking effect in South Sinai and the Red Sea starting Tuesday.
The statement stressed that the decision came after Tourism Minister Hesham Zaazou presented to Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy the detailed reports of his visit the top countries exporting tourism to Egypt.
Zaazou has held several successful meetings with political and tourism decision-makers in those countries, which resulted in reducing their travel warnings issued against visiting Egypt and led to improving recent tourist traffic to the country. Tourism in Egypt is expected to pick up by the end of this year.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm