Egypt lifts all COVID-related entry restrictions

Egypt lifts all COVID-related entry restrictions

The Prime Minister said that government will postpone a decision whether to increase electricity prices by six months starting in July.

The Egyptian Supreme Committee for the Management of the Epidemiology and Health Pandemic Crisis has announced lifting all COVID-related entry restrictions that had been imposed on Egyptians and foreign travellers.

This came during a meeting organised by the Committee under the chairmanship of Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, with the participation of a number of ministers and officials concerned.

In a separate development, the Prime Minister said that government will postpone a decision whether to increase electricity prices by six months starting in July.

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Egypt has experienced increasing price pressures in recent months and devalued its currency by 14% in March after facing economic headwinds from the war in Ukraine.

Annual headline inflation accelerated to 13.3% in May, having risen steadily from 5.9% in December.

The government would bear the 10 billion EGP ($533.9 million) cost of postponing the electricity price rises, Madbouly said, in addition to the cost of commodity price rises.

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