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UK Removes Travel Restrictions to South Sinai & Fayoum

The news comes as a welcome boost to a rejuvenated Egyptian tourism sector that, like much of the rest of the world, has suffered at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s common knowledge that the Brits love ‘em a bit of Egypt. While numbers of UK visitors to Egypt decreased between 2011 and 2019, a new decade has seemingly reignited the sun-lust of UK travellers, as travel restrictions loosen up.


The latest chapter of the story has seen UK Ambassador to Egypt, Gareth Bayley, reveal that some of Egypt’s most popular holiday spots have been finally (and rightfully) deemed safe by The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). Having previously warned against all but essential travel to the southern and western parts of Sinai, as well as Fayoum, the FCDO has announced that all British travellers can freely frolic in what are some of Egypt’s most stunning destinations.


The news comes as a welcome boost to a rejuvenated Egyptian tourism sector that, like much of the rest of the world, has suffered at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the imminent opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum at the end of the year and a new interest in Egypt’s natural protectorate spearheaded by the Ministry of Environment-based project, Eco Egypt, things are looking bright for an Egyptian tourism sector that is estimated to be worth up to $4 billion a year.