The British government announced removing Egypt from the red list related to travel to and from the UK, starting Wednesday.
Sky News reported that the British government’s decision includes removing the names of 8 countries from the red list, including Egypt, Kenya, the Maldives, Oman and Sri Lanka, starting from September 22.
Britain is considered one of the important tourist markets for Egyptian tourism, as it is one of the main markets exporting tourism to Egypt. The British market also ranked between the second and fourth of the 10 main markets exporting traffic to Egypt, during the period between 2010 and 2015.
Also, at the beginning of 2020, and before the implementation of the travel ban in mid-March 2020 due to the repercussions of the coronavirus, a flight was held between London Gatwick Airport and Sharm El Sheikh on a weekly basis.
It is noteworthy that the red list in Britain includes countries from which travelers must undergo a quarantine in the hotel for a period of 10 days, and undergo a pre-departure test, in addition to a PCR test on the second day after arrival and the eighth day.