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Cairo

Oct. 15, 2020

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A new restaurant overlooking the 9 pyramids has opened!

Speaking of the Giza Pyramid, the three major pyramids of Khufu, Kuffler, and Menkaurer are famous, but in fact, there are three "satellite pyramids" built alongside the Khufu pyramid and the Menkaurer pyramid, which are combined with the three major pyramids. There is a special place where you can see a total of 9 pyramids.

A restaurant has opened at that superb view point!
Its name is "9 Pyramids Lounge".
There are two types, a table seat and a Bedouin style tatami room. It's completely outdoors, so it can be a bit harsh during midsummer days, but you can enjoy your meal while gazing at the nine pyramids!

Although it is located in the desert, it also has a clean toilet.
Alcohol will also be available after January 2021.

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UAE
Dubai

Oct. 14, 2020

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Dubai is still hot, even in mid-October.
Naturally it is warm even in winter, but you can enjoy winter sports such as skating, skiing and snowboarding all year round! The photo shows the ice rink in the Dubai Mall and Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates. Both are located in a large shopping mall, so you can enjoy shopping and sports at the same time.

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MOROCCO
Ouarzazate

Oct. 8, 2020

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From October, Morocco said that it would not need to extend the validity period required for the PCR test from 48 hours to 72 hours and provide a serological test for taking the PRC test, which is required as a border measure at the time of entry. The department was relaxed.

In the future, foreign travelers from Visa Waiver countries will be able to travel to Morocco under the following conditions.
① Submission of negative PCR test certificate (English or French) issued 72 hours before departure time ② Reservation confirmation for hotels in Morocco

EGYPT
Cairo

Sept. 28, 2020

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When entering Egypt, a PCR negative certificate is required within 72 hours before the departure time of the flight to Egypt, but for travelers from the following airports including Japan, the itinerary and connecting time will be long, so Egypt A negative PCR test proof was valid within 96 hours before the departure time of the outbound flight.

Travelers' departure airports valid within 96 hours: Japan, China, Thailand, North America, South America, Canada, and London Heathrow, Paris, Frankfurt

MOROCCO
Ouarzazate

Sept. 11, 2020

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The Moroccan government has decided to extend the sanitary emergency, which began on March 20th and had been until October 10th, to November 10th. This is the 7th extension.
From September 6th, foreign business visitors with invitations from Moroccan companies and foreign tourists from Visa Waiver countries who have booked hotels will be able to enter Morocco.

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Dubai

Sept. 10, 2020

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I went to the fish market.
There are fish and crustaceans that you wouldn't normally see in the fish department of a supermarket,
Since it is indoors, the product will not be damaged even in the hot summer months.
It is also open 24 hours a day. (There are times when it will be closed for cleaning)
Not only restaurants that buy in large quantities, but also individuals can buy
The fish you buy are crowded with many people because they can drop scales and take out internal organs to clean them for an additional fee.

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MOROCCO
Ouarzazate

Sept. 8, 2020

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From today, in the Draa-Tafilalto region where Ouarzazate and Merzouga are located, it is prohibited to go out at night from 22:00 to 5 am to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection. Cafes, restaurants and shops will close at 21:00.
In Ouarzazate in the daytime, the city bus has restarted, and you can see people going to work and children going to school for entrance and promotion, and everyday life is returning. However, due to the spread of new coronavirus infection, it is unlikely that formal classes will begin yet...
In Morocco, you are required to wear a mask, and you will be fined 300DH if you do not.

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MOROCCO
Ouarzazate

Sept. 8, 2020

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Currently, the sanitary emergency continues, but from September 6th, foreign business persons and foreign tourists with invitations from Moroccan companies can enter the country. To enter the country, you will need a hotel booking confirmation, a PCR negative certificate, and a serological test (antibody test).

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EGYPT
Cairo

Sept. 7, 2020

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From September 1st, all persons who enter Egypt (including Egyptian nationals) are required to have a negative PCR test proof within 72 hours of arrival in Egypt.
It is also possible to take a PCR test for a fee (US$30) on arrival at the following airports only.
Sharm el-Sheikh Airport, Hurghada Airport, Tarver Airport, Marsa Alam Airport ※In Egypt, you need to enter at the airport you first arrived, so even if the above is your final destination, if you are going through Cairo Airport etc., Prior PCR test is required.
*You may be required to show a negative PCR test certificate when checking in for flights to Egypt. Please check with your airline to see if you can board without the negative proof if you intend to undergo a PCR test at the above 4 airports.

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Cairo

Sept. 7, 2020

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Baron Palace in Cairo has been open to the public for the first time since June 30!
Oriental architecture reminiscent of India or Angkor Wat even though it is Egypt! ?
The Heliopolis area, where the Baron Palace is located, was itself developed by the Belgian businessman Edward Enpain, and was built as his own residence.
At that time, it seemed to be the design because oriental architecture was popular in Europe under the influence of the Paris Expo.
Admission Fee 100 adult Egyptian pounds, £50 extra on rooftop open from 9am to 6pm.
It is close to Cairo Airport and recommended for sightseeing during transit times!

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Dubai

Aug. 26, 2020

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As it is very hot in Dubai, a large shopping mall with a variety of shops including restaurants with well-conditioned air conditioning (it's too cold and too cold!), restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters, etc. is a popular spot on weekends. In particular, the Dubai Mall is a huge mall with an aquarium, the world's largest fountain show (Dubai Fountain), and even an indoor skating rink. In addition, it is sure to be able to take a photo that looks good on SNS because it is located at the corner of Bage Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, which is famous for its endless year-end flashy fireworks!

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EGYPT
Cairo

Aug. 13, 2020

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August is hot, and sometimes school is closed, so many Egyptians go to sea resorts. In some places, such as Ein Sohona, a Red Sea resort near the capital, Cairo, is full of hotels and reservations cannot be made. The capacity of each hotel is limited due to infection control. If you can't go to the sea, go to a shopping mall in search of coolness. The photo shows lunch at Morizushi in the mall.

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Cairo

Aug. 10, 2020

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<New restrictions on entering Egypt>
With the announcement of the Egyptian government on August 6,
We announced that a negative PCR test certificate is required for entry.
Effective from August 15th.
No PCR test is required for direct access to Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Matrouha, Marsa Alam and Taba.
However, when moving from these areas to other prefectures,
A PCR test negative certificate issued within 72 hours is required.

<The photo is a recent photo of scuba diving at Dahab, a popular resort on the Sinai Peninsula.
Dahab is a beautiful area that is famous for Japanese divers as a spot where you can dive cheaply.

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MOROCCO
Ouarzazate

Aug. 7, 2020

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Morocco has been affected by Eid al-Adha (sacrifice), the biggest Islamic public holiday from 31st July, and the number of new infections has increased. It was. In addition, new regulatory measures have been taken in Tangier, Asila and Fez (moving in and out of cities, banning all meetings, etc.).

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Cairo

Aug. 3, 2020

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Currently in Egypt, the number of new infections every day is decreasing,
(The number of new infections from the WHO announced yesterday was 238.) Foreign tourists only accept Red Sea Resort.
The photo shows a recent scene of the World Heritage Memphis, about an hour's drive from Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
Usually, it is crowded with foreign tourists,
Nowadays, foreign tourists can't come to Cairo and around Giza, so
You can enjoy sightseeing with a private feeling!
Memphis prospered as the capital during the ancient Kingdom of Egypt. The huge statue of Ramses II (pictured) is especially noticeable.

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Cairo

Aug. 1, 2020

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Eid Mubarak!
Today is Eid al-Adha, a Islamic holiday. This is a very important festival for Muslims, and during this period, livestock such as sheep, cows, and camels are used to serve relatives, friends, and poor people. The photo shows a friend's family who rammed sheep into different parts.

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Ouarzazate

July 29, 2020

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Although movement between cities is banned in some areas, here in southern Ouarzazate, southern Morocco, the movement of people returning to their homes has started due to the Aid al Adha, which began on July 31st. The market (souk) was crowded with shoppers, and even in the city, cars of homecoming customers began to crowd.

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Ouarzazate

July 29, 2020

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Morocco was in emergency hygiene until 10 August, but mitigation measures allowed movement between regions. However, measures have been taken to ban people from entering and leaving the eight cities of Tanger, Tetuan, Fes, Meknes, Casablanca, Berashid, Settat and Marrakech, which have been spreading since July 27.

EGYPT
Cairo

July 22, 2020

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From July to August every year, many Egyptians go to sea resorts during their summer vacation.
At the world famous Red Sea Resort, which started accepting foreign tourists in July,
Like foreigners, domestic Egyptian travelers enjoy their leisure stays with their families.
The photo was provided by a visitor to the Desert Rose Hotel in Hurghada, the Red Sea resort city.

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MOROCCO
Ouarzazate

July 21, 2020

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Although there are ongoing sanitary emergencies in Morocco, the third mitigation measures have been taken since 20 July. Domestic tourism and facilities were resumed, provided that tourist facilities and accommodation facilities did not exceed 50% of the capacity. Moroccan expatriates and foreigners residing in Morocco can enter and leave by air and sea, but entry of foreigners for tourism purposes is not yet permitted.

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EGYPT
Cairo

July 13, 2020

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Almaza, a relatively new shopping mall in Cairo.
The interior is a very popular and comfortable mall.
Eat-in of restaurants and cafes also resumed business (user capacity up to 25%),
You can see people relaxing.
Must wear a mask in the mall.

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Cairo

July 13, 2020

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The number of newly infected coronas in Egypt has been gradually decreasing over the past few days.
In Egypt, international flights will resume from a resort area where infection is low on July 1,
Tourists from overseas arrive one after another.
On July 1, 175 Ukrainian tourists arrived in Hurghada, one of the most popular resorts in the Red Sea.
On July 3, 131 from France, 125 from Belgium,
118 from Italy, 139 from the UK, and 289 from Lebanon arrived at Sharm El Sheikh, a well-known resort in Hurghada and the Sinai Peninsula.
The photo shows the beach of Sharm el Sheikh, which is colored in the sun.

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MOROCCO
Ouarzazate

July 12, 2020

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Morocco has extended the sanitary emergency from 10 July until 10 August. From July 15, Moroccan expatriates and foreigners residing in Morocco will be able to enter by air and sea. However, this is not a de-blocking, and tourists will continue to be denied entry to Morocco.

MOROCCO
Ouarzazate

July 12, 2020

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We don't see foreign tourists, but cafes and shops are operating normally, and we're seeing people chatting happily at the cafe, and the city is regaining vibrancy.

Scenery of tourist spots All tourist facilities are still closed.

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MOROCCO

July 11, 2020

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The Moroccan government has decided to extend the "hygiene emergency" that was open until 18:00 on Friday, July 10 until 18:00 on Monday, August 10. The borders are still blocked.

KENYA
Nairobi

July 8, 2020

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In the President's speech on Monday, the scheduled date for reopening the international airport was announced. It seems that it will accept international commercial flights from August 1, and the relevant parties have begun to prepare for the arrival. Details regarding travel for tourism purposes and restrictions on movement after arrival will be announced later, but I am glad that the airport, which was closed from the end of March, opens.

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KENYA
Nairobi

July 8, 2020

Safety measures

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Apart from the guidelines by the Tourism Bureau, the Ministry of Tourism seems to be considering imposing a negative proof test every 14 days on Safari Tour drivers. I don't think it will be possible in Kenya to create a situation in which all tens of thousands of drivers around the country will be able to undergo PCR testing, so I will continue to report whether it will be scrapped or forced.

KENYA
Nairobi

July 3, 2020

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We have found that the national parks across Kenya cut the entrance fee by half for the purpose of bailing out the most devastated tourism industry. It was announced by the Minister of Tourism and lasts for one year. In other words, you can visit Amboseli and Lake Nakuru at a reasonable price until next June. By the way, since the most famous Masai Mara is under the control of the local government, it is up to the governor of another prefecture to decide whether similar measures will be taken. The photo shows Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, which is about 110 square kilometers and has about 30 small lions.

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MOROCCO
Ouarzazate

June 29, 2020

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From June 25, a second sanitary emergency mitigation measure was taken, expanding the area of the blockade. Cafes and restaurants will resume operations within the range of less than 50% of the capacity. Domestic flights have also been restarted within the range of less than 50% of the passenger capacity. Tourist facilities are closed and international flights and borders are still closed.

MOROCCO
Ouarzazate

June 29, 2020

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Morocco has hot days of over 30 degrees Celsius, and locals go out from the evening when it gets cool to the night.