Egypt received 500,000 tourists in January-March 2021 -official

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Tourists walk at the beach during a low tide in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt February 14, 2021. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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CAIRO, April 1 (Reuters) - Egypt received 500,000 tourists in the first three months of 2021 and earned tourism revenues of between $600 million and $800 million, deputy tourism minister Ghada Shalabi told Sky News Arabia on Thursday.

Tourism revenues plunged 70% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with numbers of visitors sinking to 3.5 million from 13.1 million in 2019. read more

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Reporting by Ehab Farouk, writing by Nafisa Eltahir, Editing by Catherine Evans

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