Pyramids, Citadel, and Other Tourist Spots Stop Accepting Cash Payments for Tickets

Pyramids, Citadel, and Other Tourist Spots Stop Accepting Cash Payments for Tickets

The Pyramids of Giza. Courtesy of Morhaf Kamal Aljanee via Wikimedia Commons.

The Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Citadel of Salah Al-Din, the Nubia Museum, and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan now all require payments by bank cards for tickets purchase, according to a 2 June statement by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

This move comes as part of the ministry’s “comprehensive digital transformation strategy,” and follows four months of the application of this system in temples in Aswan. Now, all tourism sites in Aswan only accept bank card payments, according to the statement.

The system will be gradually adopted in the rest of Egypt’s touristic sites, according to the secretary-general of the Supreme Council for Antiquities, Mostafa Waziry, who added that this system will be applied to another batch of sites next week.

According to the statement, tickets can be bought through the Egy Monuments website, or at seven dedicated sales offices for bank or Meeza cards.

Egyptian Officer and 3 Israeli Soldiers Dead After Border Gunfire Incident
Egyptian FM Flies to Turkey for President Erdogan's Inauguration

Subscribe to our newsletter


More in News

President Sisi Declares His Running for Third Presidential Term

Egyptian Streets3 October 2023

Egypt Becomes First Ever Arab Champion in Padel Tennis

Egyptian Streets3 October 2023

At Least 38 Injured in Ismailia Security Directorate Fire

Marina Makary2 October 2023

Madbouly: Egypt Spent EGP 9.4 Trillion on ‘Life-Improving’ Projects Since 2014

Egyptian Streets30 September 2023

Outrage as France Bans Athletes Wearing Headscarves at the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics

Egyptian Streets29 September 2023

Egyptian-German Team Unearths Storage Chambers in Pyramid of King Sahure

Muhammed Kotb29 September 2023

Cairo University Employee Shot Dead at the Hands of her Former Partner

Egyptian Streets28 September 2023

Egypt Inaugurates New Village Development Project for Bedouins in South Sinai

Egyptian Streets26 September 2023