Coronavirus in Egypt: what you need to know the tourist
The Ministry of Health of Egypt confirmed more than 60 cases of coronavirus in the country. What it should mean for a traveler if you need to be afraid of news about the virus and how to protect yourself from diseases? These and other questions are looking for answers in the article. By the way, on Saturday, March 14, it became known that the Government of Egypt was fourth that the country was opened for tourists, despite the coronavirus (read the details at this link).
Coronavirus in Egypt. What is the situation at the moment?
As of March 12, 2020, 67 cases of coronavirus were revealed in Egypt. This is reported by the Ministry of Health of the countries – Most of the sicks were on the Luxor Nile cruise liner, which followed the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor. At the moment, 48 passengers of the liner have already come ashore, the rest are in quarantine.
One lethal outcome was also registered: an elderly tourist from Germany after a cruise around Nile came to Hurghada, and on March 6 he got into a local hospital. Then he refused treatment – and died of complications.
And the first case of infection with coronavirus was detected in mid-February with a tourist from China. At the moment, the patient has already recovered – His analyzes show negative samples for coronavirus.
It is important to note that there are no cases of infection among the indigenous population. This noted the Prime Minister of Egypt Mustafa Maduli.
How in Egypt fight coronavirus?
In the country of Pharaohs are being made very effective measures to combat coronavirus. All international airports have medical monitors that allow the remote inspection of passengers.
All tourists with high body temperatures go to quarantine in the city hospital.
Unified Rules act as in the most popular – Cairo airport and in resort Hurghad and Sharm el-Sheikh. Special attention is paid to tourists from Thailand, Vietnam and other countries of Southeast Asia: they are checked more carefully and can leave in a quarantine zone after a single chicken or with a red-free throat, for further analyzes.
In addition to harsh measures, two more important factors help to combat coronavirus in Egypt:
- Small mobility of the local population, which is tied to their settlements. In this sense, it is easier to control tourists crossing the Egyptian border.
- Dry and warm climate with constant wind. According to research, Coronavirus quickly dies at high temperatures – above + 26-27 and low humidity. That is the climate of Egypt – It is even called healing for the beneficial effect on the respiratory system and investment of many body allergic reactions.
Whether in Egypt Chinese citizens?
The official ban on the arrival of tourists from China is not. But since February, all the tour programs from the Middle Kingdom are closed, all direct flights are also canceled.
So hard, the local association of travel agencies reacted to the outbreak of coronavirus, which began to spread from the territory of China. And this, despite possible losses from the reducing tourist!
Yes, Egyptian authorities in this regard are worthy of praise – they act effectively and quickly. This is what allows you to prevent the coronavirus epidemic through the territory of Egypt.
How not to get coronavirus in Egypt?
All recommendations are very simple and reduced to personal hygiene and more careful attitude towards their health. Also worth drinking only bottled water, dine in proven places, and at the first signs of a cold – Contact a doctor.
By the way, when booking a tour in TravelHouse travel agencies, you will receive reliable Belarusian insurance, which will cover the costs of medical services in Egypt if necessary.
Is it safe to go to Egypt due to the coronavirus epidemic?
The number of cases in Egypt is now clearly less than in many tourist countries – And this is not a simple coincidence, but the result of thorough work of local authorities.
So, after reports of infection of tourists on a cruise liner, disinfection of all its premises, also disinfected was subjected to a hotel in Luxor, where tourists stayed.
Luxor is now ready to evacuate tourists, but no here, nor in the popular Hurghad or Sharm el-Sheikh there is no panic. There is a routine work, what does the visit of the profile ministers arriving the other day in Luxor – Their arrival demonstrates the openness of the Egyptian authorities and the willingness to provide all the necessary information about the fallen.
By the way, at the moment, 27 patients have already recovered in Egypt, who previously painted coronavirus, the rest are in hospitals in a satisfactory condition.
And if you look at the screenshots showing the number of cases in the settlement per 1 million people, to remain in Belarus or Russia is not safer now than to go to rest in Egypt!
Why it is still worth choosing a vacation in Egypt with departure from Belarus and other facts say:
- Conclude a contract and make payment for the tour can be remotely, on a secure page on the network;
- Flight to the Red Sea takes only 4 hours – During this time, it is even difficult to get rid;
- Departures to Egypt are carried out from any regional city of Belarus, much easily reach by train or bus, there are also direct flights.
You have not yet decided whether it is worth going to Egypt now? The situation in the country is as follows: the number of ill under control, many have already taken amendment, the news confirm this. Careful checks allow preventing the development of the epidemic in the country. So why don’t you relax on the shores of the Red Sea, while your safety is taken at the highest level?
And yes, such prices with departure from Minsk you have not seen! The most cunning and knowledgeable tourists have already realized that booking a tour to quite safe Egypt should be now when prices are not just profitable, they are generally shock – from 150 USD for a week for two!
Earlier, the Turmp wrote that tour operators against the background of the crisis even launched anticoronevirus tours with large discounts + unprecedented conditions. Read in the material «Tour operators prolong the early booking of tours to Greece and launch anti-corridavirus stocks».
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