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EasyJet UK-Sharm el-Sheikh 2020

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Apologies if this news has already been shared. Then again, I think it will be good news for many so probably worth sharing more than once.

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EasyJet to resume flights between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh in June

Al-Masry Al-Youm
January 16, 2020
4:11 pm


Low-cost airline EasyJet announced that it would resume flights between the UK and Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh in June, after a hiatus of nearly five years.

EasyJet said it will operate two weekly flights from Manchester to Sharm el-Sheikh beginning in June, and from September it will begin operating two flights from Gatwick in London to the resort city.

Last October, the British government canceled a travel ban to Sharm el-Sheikh airport that had been in effect since 2015, when a Russian passenger plane crashed in the Sinai Peninsula shortly after take-off, killing all 224 people on board.

On December 19, the first UK flight to Sharm el-Sheikh since the 2015 ban landed at Sharm El-Sheikh International airport.

The UK was once a leading market for the Red Sea resort Sharm el-Sheikh. However, the country only recorded a 4 percent increase in arrivals between 2017 and 2018 due to the flight ban, according to a report by the Arabian Travel Market (ATM).

On January 11, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al-Anany announced that the ministry is set to roll out a new program called “Come to Egypt”, which will establish new flight routes linking the Red Sea resort towns of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh with Luxor, houses the Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, and other ancient monuments.

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Re: EasyJet UK-Sharm el-Sheikh 2020

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On January 11, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al-Anany announced that the ministry is set to roll out a new program called “Come to Egypt”, which will establish new flight routes linking the Red Sea resort towns of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh with Luxor, houses the Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, and other ancient monuments.
A couple of points here. Firstly good news for flights to Sharm, but from memory you don't need a visa if you're a tourist visiting the resort, so where would you pick up a visa to visit Luxor. Secondly how do you travel from Sharm to Luxor and how long would it take?

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From memory you do need a visa for Sharm if you are going to be staying longer than 14 nights. You also need one if you are going outside of Sharm e.g Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve (think thst's what it is called.
Surely there must be a visa office at the airport as it is an entry point into the country, not just Sharm.
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Unless it’s changed recently - and, Heaven knows, there’s been plenty of changes - the South Sinai visa ( actually it’s just a stamp in your passport) is for 15 days and applies to all the South Sinai resorts ....Dahab, Nuweiba, Taba, St Catherine’s etc.

Ras Mohamed is specifically excluded.

If you intend to stay longer than 15 days, or travel outside South Sinai, the usual $25, 30 day, visa is available at the airport(s)....and probably elsewhere.

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