Egypt is allowing hotels to reopen for domestic tourists on condition they operate at no more than 25% capacity until the end of May and implement a range of other health measures to guard against the new coronavirus, the cabinet said on Sunday.
The virus has shut down Egypt's tourist sector, which accounts for 12%-15% of gross domestic product, leading to losses estimated at $1 billion per month.
The government has suspended international passenger flights and closed hotels, restaurants and cafes, as well as imposed a night curfew.
For hotels to resume operations they must have a clinic with a resident doctor, regularly screen temperatures and install disinfection equipment, the cabinet said in a statement.
Guests must be registered online and workers have to undergo rapid coronavirus tests when entering resorts, while a hotel floor or small building must be assigned as a quarantine area for positive or suspected coronavirus cases.