By Nour El-Miligi
Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili recently came to Egypt after receiving an invitation from Minister of Tourism & Antiquities, Dr. Khaled El-Anani. They both had a cruise across Hurghada’s crystal clear sea to inspect all the preventative measures carried out by Egyptian authorities over the past few weeks at the governorate’s hotels and resorts to make sure that tourists in Egypt would enjoy corona-free visits.
This trip marks Pololikashvili’s very first visit to a country outside of Europe since the pandemic hit the world. During the visit, a meticulous examination has taken place to closely monitor the disinfection processes, how they are carried out, and by what frequency, to check the temperature testing, the 50% capacity rule, and the extent to which social distancing is actually applied.
After the inspection, Pololikashvili posted a tweet praising as well as affirming that Egypt is strictly adopting the safety guidelines plan, meeting the international standards, and thereby is absolutely safe for tourists to visit. Through the tweet, he emphasized how happy he was to find countries that take the anti-corona measures seriously while still keen on blooming their tourism state once again.
Indeed Egypt has taken steady steps in terms of creating the perfect balance between abiding by hygienic measures without making tourists’ visits any less enjoyable.