Egypt, Greece discuss enhancing tourism cooperation amid pandemic

Greece’s Tourism minister Harry Theoharis spoke with his Egyptian counterpart on Monday, where they discussed closer tourism collaboration in the post-pandemic era.

Both Theoharis and Egyptian Minister of Antiquities and Tourism Khaled El Anani, discussed precautionary measures for tourism, applying a bilateral agreement on strict checks on incoming tourists’ health, on the health of tourism sector employees, and on creating a shared tourist package for nationals of other countries.


The Greek government has been keen to open the tourism sector given its significance to the country’s economy having announced the opening of borders and lifting of travel restrictions as of next month.

Both countries agree initially over some measures to be followed after return of tourist movement to preserve tourists’, workers’ health

They also discussed arranging joint tourism promotion programmes at all international tourism forums.

Greece has previously announced its readiness to receive foreign tourism from some countries starting July.

Last February, both ministers met to discuss activating the tripartite cooperation agreement between Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus signed in 2017 in the field of maritime tourism.