Egypt has imposed new fees on hotels, tourist facilities, restaurants, and bazaars as of March 1st for the Tourism and Antiquities Support Fund, Asharq Business reported, citing the official Gazette.

The tourism ministry’s decision includes imposing a 1% fee, or an amount ranging between EGP 5 and EGP 50, on hotels per night and safari yachts.

Accordingly, bazaars will have to pay annual fees ranging between EGP 5,000 and EGP 10,000 based on their spaces.

Restaurants and cafes will have to pay an annual amount ranging between EGP 4,000 and 5,000, with an additional fee of EGP 3,000-5,000 to be imposed on them in case they served shows, alcoholic drinks, or hookahs.

Moreover, annual fees of EGP 20,000 will be imposed on nightclubs, EGP 3,000-7,000 on tourist companies, and EGP 500-1000 on tourist buses, microbuses, and limousines

It is worth mentioning that the fund was launched last year via merging the Tourism and Antiquities Fund Financing the Nubian Antiquities Rescue Project, the Antiquities and Museums Projects Fund, and the Tourism Fund.


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