The Egyptian newspaper “Al-Watan”, quoting an official source at the Ministry of Tourism in Egypt, confirmed that the Minister, Khaled Al-Anani, is in the process of issuing a ministerial decision prohibiting the work of unvaccinated people against the Corona virus in the sector.
Al-Watan quoted the source as saying that “Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, is in the process of issuing a ministerial decision to prevent tourist and hotel establishments, tourism companies, diving centers and tourist bazaars from employing workers who do not have the vaccination against the Corona virus, and who do not have a certificate from the Ministry of Health that they have obtained Vaccination doses,” stressing that “the Ministry of Tourism will not allow the presence of any workers in the tourism sector who are not vaccinated by next winter.”
The source explained that “the state’s belief in the importance of tourism has given workers in the tourism sector priority to obtain vaccination to protect them and tourists, in addition to giving the Egyptian tourist destination the opportunity to attract the largest number of tourists in the coming period, explaining that the state believes that the tourism industry is one of the pillars of the Egyptian economy.”
In a related context, it should be noted that the workers in Cairo and Giza hotels, numbering about 21,000, have started receiving the first dose of the anti-Coronavirus vaccine, according to “Al-Watan”.
For his part, the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Hotel Establishments Chamber, Alaa Aqel, said that “the coming weeks will also witness the vaccination of workers in hotel establishments in Alexandria, the North Coast, Matrouh and Beheira, as well as workers in Luxor and Aswan hotels, explaining that the vaccination of workers in the tourism sector is compulsory and not optional, and that the issue of vaccination is It is a national security issue.”
He stressed that, “beginning from the month of August, those who have not been vaccinated will not be allowed to work in tourism unless there is a medical opinion that prevents this, or the worker has a chronic disease that prevents him from obtaining vaccination doses, provided that those cases are presented to the specialists of the Ministry of Health and Population, to confirm and approve the That,” explaining that “Health Ministry officials have notified all hotel establishments workers in the Red Sea and South Sinai who have been vaccinated with the first dose of the Corona serum of the date of vaccination with the second dose of the serum, which will start during the current month, and that the process of vaccinating workers in the two governorates began early last April.”