British tourism return to Egypt’s resort city Sharm El-Sheikh after one-year hiatus

The Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh on the Red Sea welcomed Sunday the first flight of British tourists to the resort since more than a year’s suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.
150 passengers touched down Saturday at the Sharm El-Sheikh international airport onboard Easy Jet from London Gatwick Airport, the first flight from UK to the resort city after British authorities moved Egypt to the “amber list,” a medium-risk category per anti-coronavirus safety measures, from the “red list”, in mid-September.
Nabil Al-Mallah, the airport’s director, and Dr. Islam Nabil, director of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board in Sharm El-Sheikh, received the passengers with flowers, flyers, and promotional films by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Zawya reports.
The UK is one of the largest tourist markets for Egypt. From 2010 to 2015, Ahram online reports, It was ranked second to fourth place among the ten largest exporters of tourists to Egypt.
Sources in Egyptian Airports Company told the online Egyptian outlet that direct flights between the UK and Red Sea resorts are expected to increase gradually till they reach 20 flights a week.

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