Minimum Charge Now Illegal in Egypt?
According to the Consumer Protection Agency, we may have been paying minimum charge fees where they *legally* don't apply.
Egyptians may no longer have to pay minimum charges in particular places, according to Major-General Atef Yacoub, director of the Consumer Protection Agency.
According to Youm7, Yacoub asserts that the only places permitted to apply minimum charge are those with a tourist license, and to obtain that, businesses require very specific permissions from the Ministry of Tourism.
Luckily, for Egyptians, authorities may actually take action against cafeterias or restaurants that apply the minimum charge policy. Yacoub emphasises that if anyone suspects a specific place is not abiding by the law and does not have a tourist license while insisting on applying minimum charges, the consumer should immediately report them to the Consumer Protection Agency.
With this information now available, it's safe to say many customers will be disputing their bill and asking to see a tourist license.