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Egypt suspends licenses for tourism companies

The Official Gazette in Egypt published the decision of the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa, who suspended accepting requests for the establishment of new tourism companies for a year due to the excessive current number of tourism companies.

Tourism companies in various governorates received an important message from EgyptAir on the current religious tourism season, including Umrah and Hajj, and on the Umrah of Ramadan.

The message sent by EgyptAir warned against the cancellation of reservations due to the approach of the peak of Umrah during Ramadan.

The Vice President of the General Union of Egyptians in Saudi Arabia Adel Hanafy revealed the details behind Nusuk, the Umrah trip programme announced by the Saudi Minister of Hajj a few days ago, explaining that it comes within the kingdom’s vision 2030 to increase religious tourism.

During a telephone interview with Sada al-Balad channel, Hanafy said that the pilgrim will have comprehensive health insurance, and in the event of any death their body will be transferred to Egypt at the expense of Saudi Arabia.

He stressed that the price of the Umrah trip is LE4400, which includes housing in a quadruple room in Makkah for five days, visa and health insurance, transportation from Jeddah to Makkah, reception at the airport, and then return from Makkah to Jeddah.


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