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Egyptian president
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Egypt refuses entry to Israeli groups
Ever since US President Trump announced that US recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital, Egyptian embassy is refusing visas to Israeli tourist groups; Officials are working diplomatic channels to alter the policy.

It seems that ever since US President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israeli tourists trying to get travel visas to Egypt are being turned down by the Egyptian consular services in Tel Aviv.

 

 

This comes at a time that an increasing number of Israelis are expressing interest in visiting Egypt, and despite the fact that Egypt recently started encouraging tourism in full force.

 

Egyptian President Sisi (R) and Abbas (Photo: AFP)
Egyptian President Sisi (R) and Abbas (Photo: AFP)

 

The Foreign Ministry brought the matter up with the Egyptian Embassy and asked for clarification but received a vague response.

 

The belief is that Egypt is uncomfortable with having groups of Israelis travelling around the country at this time.

 

Officials have expressed hope that the Egyptian policy will soon change their stance and are working the relevant channels to convince them to indeed do so.

 


First published: 02.12.18, 21:11
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