Tourism Minister Yahiya Rashid welcomed the US State Department's statement on the current security situation in Egypt. The statement described Egypt as a "safe country" and advised the US nationals to travel to her and place her on the green map to assure safety across the nation.
The minister added that this classification helps to develop tourism conditions in Egypt positively in the near future. The statement gives greater confidence in the Egyptian tourist destination. It reflects positively on the US market or the other markets exporting tourism to Egypt. The minister expected further positive developments in the tourism sector. He forecasts that tourism will recover soon، to restore trends prevailing prior to 2011.