MP Samia Rafla، undersecretary of the Parliamentary Committee of Foreign Relations، said that the Russian President’s decree to resume flights between Egypt and Moscow is a hopeful sign for the resumption of Russian tourism to normal rates.
She pointed out that such a step was expected، especially after the final contracts for the establishment of Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant in Egypt were signed by the two countries during Russian’s President Putin’s visit to Egypt.
In statements to Sada El-Balad news website، Rafla added that the Egyptian airports are fully inspected and secured، stressing that tourism registered high numbers of tourists during the last period، especially in Sharm el-Sheikh.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has decreed to resume flights from Moscow to Cairo Egypt after 26 months of Russian air suspension.]
She pointed out that the resumption of Russian tourism is a positive step that would help the development of the Egyptian economy، saying، "We are honored to visit Egypt."
On December 15، 2017، an Egyptian-Russian cooperation protocol in maintaining civil aviation security was signed after a meeting between Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathi and Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov in Moscow، Egypt’s Aviation Ministry said in an official statement.
The protocol intends to resume flights between Cairo and Moscow for the first time since 2015، starting February 2018، the statement added.
The Russian minister manifested that the Russian air flights will resume first to Cairo، not Sharm el-Sheikh or Hurghada. Russian tourists can easily pay visits to Sharm el-Sheikh and other resorts with only LE 6،000 ($335.46) after arriving in Cairo.