Egypt extends the rent exemption for tenants of bazaars and cafeterias in archaeological sites for two months

Cairo – Mubasher: The Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt issued a number of decisions to develop the services provided to visitors in museums and archaeological sites, raise tourism and archaeological awareness among the Egyptian people, and stimulate the cultural tourism movement.

The Supreme Council of Antiquities said in a statement issued today, Tuesday, that it agreed to continue offering a total exemption from the rental value to tenants of bazaars and cafeterias in museums and archaeological sites of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, for the months of May and June 2021.

The Council affirmed the previous decision to grant a 50 percent reduction in the price of full foreign tickets to be at the price of the foreign student in the archaeological areas and museums open for visits in the governorates of Qena, Luxor and Aswan during June, July and August, in order to encourage the movement of cultural tourism in Upper Egypt during the summer period.

The decisions also included the approval of the continuation of the reduced prices for annual visit permits for school and university students and Egyptian and Arab visitors residing at the same incentive prices to encourage them to visit museums and archaeological sites open to visit, especially students of all educational levels, to link them to their country and its ancient civilization.

The decisions of the Council included simple amendments to the prices of tickets for Egyptians to visit some museums and archaeological sites.

Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explained that the annual visit permits include three types: visit permits for Egyptians and Arabs residing at a cost of 400 pounds annually, and permits for public, private and international school students at all educational levels, at a cost of 50 pounds annually.

Waziri added: “And permits for university students from Egyptians and Arabs residing at a cost of 125 pounds annually, which allow their holder to visit all museums and archaeological sites open for visit, except for visiting the tombs of King Siti I, King Tutankhamun and King Ramses II in the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens on the West Bank. In Luxor and the pyramids of Giza from the inside, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, and the Grand Egyptian Museum of Archery.

The Supreme Council of Antiquities also approved the sponsorship request submitted by the National Bank of Egypt to provide and develop the services provided to visitors and tourists in some museums and archaeological sites at an amount of LE 20 million, within the framework of the cooperation protocol signed between the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the National Bank of Egypt.

It should be noted that the National Bank of Egypt had previously sponsored the development of services in some archaeological sites, at an amount of 8 million pounds.
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