Chinese tourist groups to be granted visas on arrival

Egyptian authorities announced it would allow Chinese tourist groups to obtain visas upon arrival at the airport, provided that the Chinese tourists come with a travel agency and have a sufficient amount of money, said Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou in a statement Sunday.

Chinese tourists previously had to obtain visas at an Egyptian embassy or consualte prior to arrival.

Coordination between the Tourism Ministry and other state authorities will continue to facilitate visa procedures for tourists to ensure the process is boosting tourism, Zaazou added.

Zaazou praised security authorities for understanding the demands of the tourism sector, pointing out that there are regular meetings being held by the ministry with the concerned parties to study the sector's requests regarding visa procedures.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm 

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