At least 4.9 million tourists visited Egypt in the first half of 2022, an 85.4% increase compared to the first half of 2021, when 2.6 million tourists visited the country, according to the country’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS).
It said eight million tourists visited Egypt in 2021, a growth of 117.5% compared to 3.7 million tourists, a year earlier.
The bulk of tourists that visited the North African country in 2021 came from Eastern Europe, accounting for 50.6%, followed by the Middle East at 18.9%, Western Europe at 16.4% and Africa at 7.1%.
CAPMAS said the total number of nights spent by tourists in Egypt in the first six months of 2022 was 52.6 million nights, an increase of 63.6% from the previous year’s 32.2 million nights.
Tourism had been on a recovery path in Egypt after it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.