Egypt's tourism is undergoing a “digital transformation” – this leads to the fact that many popular attractions have stopped accepting cash. Among them, the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Citadel of Salah ad-Din, the Nubian Museum and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan now require payment by bank cards to purchase tickets. This statement by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Ministry of Justice is broadcast by local media.
The move is part of the ministry's “comprehensive digital transformation strategy” and follows four months of the system's implementation in temples in Aswan. According to the statement, now all tourist sites in Aswan accept payments only by bank cards.
The system will be gradually rolled out to other tourist sites in Egypt, according to the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri. Already next week, the “next group of objects” will also stop accepting cash.
Tourists were told that tickets can be purchased through the Egy Monuments website. They are also sold at seven specialized sales offices for bank cards or Meeza cards.
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