2011-05-25 12:29:00

Egypt contemplates dress code for tourists

Moscow, May 25, Interfax – The citizens of a popular Egypt tourist center Hurghada stand out for introducing a dress code for female tourists, Trud newspaper reports Wednesday.

The newspaper says the restriction on clothes may discourage Russian tourists more than any sharks, traffic accidents or revolutions.

Currently, the requirements proposed by natives come down to banning women from wearing trousers or shorts and making them wearing skirts to cover their knees and also fully cover their arms.

The poll shows that 62 percent of Egypt citizens support the laws which directly reflect the provisions of Koran, and 27 percent thinks that the laws should in many ways comply with the religious norms.

The initiative to regulate tourists’ appearance first emerged in Egypt as the reaction to the acts of French government authorities which banned wearing hijab. Since then, such attitudes of the activist Islamism followers only enhanced and the recent revolution overthrowing Hosni Mubarak only boosted their chances to acquire a legal status, the newspaper reports.