Free entry to museums, archaeological sites on June 30

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has declared that entry to all museums and archaeological sites nationwide will be free of charge on June 30 for Egyptians and non-Egyptians during working hours.

The Antiquities Ministry announced in May that free museum entry will be seen increasingly often as the ministry encourages Egyptians to visit museums and explore their heritage. 

The decision was published in the official gazette on Monday, in addition to an announcement that Thursday will be an official holiday.

Thursday marks the third anniversary of the June 30 revolution which toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsy.


Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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