Another pleasant surprise awaits tourists in the winter season in Egypt – perhaps in November the Tax Free system will start working in the country, allowing tourists to return part of the money for purchases. At the same time, the “price limit” will be quite moderate.
At the moment, the Egyptian Cabinet has approved the creation of the national company Global Blue Egypt. It is expected that VAT refunds to tourists will be carried out according to the international standard scheme: before leaving, tourists will have to contact special kiosks at airports.
The authorities are planning to start from Sharm el-Sheikh airport, and in the near future. According to available information, the pilot project could start operating as early as November 2022.
At the same time, tourists will be able to receive a tax refund for purchases exceeding 1,500 Egyptian pounds in value. That is, in the Russian equivalent, it is about 4.7 thousand rubles. We add that, unlike Europe, Egypt did not impose any bans on the export of “luxury items” by Russian tourists.
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