Egypt Welcomes Tourists To Great Pyramids After Three Months Of Closure

Including the Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt restarted international flights, reopened major tourist attractions that were shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jessica David

July 3, 2020

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Egypt has reopened its world-famous Great Pyramids of Giza in a bid to help its tourism industry recover from the losses incurred due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Pyramids of Giza have survived the test of time. Standing tall for thousands of years, they witnessed it all, war, revolution and even a pandemic. Now, the group of pyramids has become the first Egyptian monument to reopen to international tourists after three months of closure due to the Coronavirus. “We are celebrating today, the reopening of the Pyramids, monument saviour for tourists again,” said Ashraf Mohi Al-din, Director, Giza Plateau.

He added, “We took advantage of the period of closure to work on maintaining and restoring the monuments, pyramids and tombs from inside to prepare them for visits again. After the Coronavirus, we are also taking precautionary measures to maintain visitors’ safety on the site.” Visitors’ safety remains the priority at the famous tourist site. Temperature checks are being carried out at the entrance. Signs have been put up across the monument to remind people to maintain social distancing.

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