Tourists and visitors starting May 15 will get to book tickets to Egypt’s museums and archaeological sites through a new e-ticketing system that relies on electronic payment. This means that any visitor will be able to book their ticket online using their bank card through the ministry’s official website called Egy Monuments. The website gives visitors access to all of Egypt’s available archeological sites that include Cairo’s National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Qena’s Dendera Temple as well as Luxor’s Karnak Temple.
This re-vamp in the ticketing process was made to improve the experience of tourists and visitors coming to Egypt in addition to preventing the release of fake tickets. The new service will also help to implement the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquity’s ongoing digital transformation strategy.
With the e-ticketing system only being in its first phase, for the time being, visitors will be able to pay using their card upon entry to three specific archaeological sites that include Aswan’s Abu Simbal, Kom Ombo, and the Edfu temples. Later on, the service will expand to even more archaeological sites across Egypt.