Egypt has introduced fines for annoying traders

Egypt has introduced fines for annoying traders

In Egypt, the annoying souvenir hawkers that pester tourists will be fined.

According to the Minister of antiquities and cultural heritage of the country Khaled al-Anani, an appropriate amendment to the legislation was approved by the government of the Arab Republic Wednesday, may 3. It is reported by the Egyptian news portal youm7.

As stated by al-Anani, for the harassment of tourists in zones of archaeological excavations merchants can be fined in the amount from three to 10 thousand Egyptian pounds (9.5 to 31.5 thousand rubles).

In addition, the Minister said that the punishment for illegal archaeological excavations, theft and trafficking of antiquities will be tightened. Offenders may face imprisonment up to life.

Earlier in may, the head of the Federation of Egyptian tourism Karim Mohsen called All Inclusive is harmful to tourism. He offered to raise prices in the hotels, running on the system “on”.