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Lebanese to enter Egypt’s Alexandria without visa on new charter airline

Tourists stand watching an Egyptair plane as it takes off at Cairo international airport, Egypt, Tuesday June 4, 2008. (File photo: AP)

The Lebanese citizens will be the first Arabs to be able to travel to Alexandria without a visa through a new charter airline recently inaugurated by Egypt’s second largest city.

The newly inaugurated charter airline will now connect Alexandria to Beirut, and its further lights paths are said to extend to other Arab capitals in a later stage, according to Al-Masry el-Youm newspaper.

Head of the biggest charter flight operator in Egypt, George Boulous, said in a press conference that the new flights will not require visa entry for Lebanese visitors, thus, making Alexandria the second Egyptian city after Sharm el-Sheikh to do allow entry without visa.

He also said there are ongoing efforts to apply the same non-visa procedure to other Arab countries, including Tunisia and Morocco.

The year will witness an increase in the number of incoming charter flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, and Alexandria, he added, noting that it will reach to 1,500 trips – an increase of 300 from 2017.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 7 February 2018 KSA 19:27 - GMT 16:27
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