Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Egypt's tourism sector is eyeing a gradual recovery in 2021 after seeing revenues plunged by nearly 70% last year because of the coronavirus pandemic three country both some of the world's greatest tourist attractions but severe restrictions on travel when the industry took a big hit. Okay, Tourists visiting Egypt sank to 3.5 million last year from 13.1 million in 2019, leaving hotels just 10 to 15% of full compared to a year earlier. Officials have been unveiling new archaeological discoveries in an effort to revive visitor numbers. The opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum next to the pyramids has also been delayed until later this year to entice tourists to return. Tourism accounts for up to 15% of Egypt's national output and is a major source of foreign currency. Mohammad Farooq is chief executive of travel agency Egypt Express. Everything heals the tourism sector will heal, but this of course will be incremental in 2021. With the vaccine, recovery will be incremental. It will be slow, not in the false way This is expected until this virus is totally controlled has a macro about virus. Egypt plans to start CO vid 19 vaccinations this month after approving a vaccine made in China, but it was unclear how quickly the program could be rolled out.