The long-awaited Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo promises to be one of the biggest cultural openings of the year, and opening date and ticket prices have finally been announced.
it’s now slated to open in the last quarter of 2020 and is said to now be 90% finished. A more specific opening date is supposed to be soon announced by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. Entry fees, however, are now set in stone. For foreigners, it will be about US$25, with 50% off for students. The price for Egyptians is EGP60 (about US$3.75).
Egypt is expecting to receive more than 15 million tourists in 2020, matching the number of visitors in 2010, a year before the Arab Spring revolutions brought turmoil and uncertainty to the region.