Egypt has canceled a planned trip by its leader to Israel because of a new law that requires tourists to register with the ministry of travel and border crossings.
The Egyptian government is asking its citizens not to travel to the country due to the law, which has been described as a travel ban for Egyptians.
The law requires citizens to register for two passport pages and also requires tourists not to exceed two days in Israel, which means the trip will be canceled, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said it had requested the travel ban be lifted immediately after it was announced.
Egypt has been battling to stamp out extremism since the 2011 revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak.
The country’s Interior Ministry has warned that the law would create new dangers to tourists, especially in the tourism industry.
Tourism was a $13.5 billion industry in Egypt in 2014, according to the International Tourism Association.
In February, the government announced it would impose a travel tax on visitors.
In addition to the new travel ban on tourists, Egyptian authorities said they would be restricting certain forms of electronic travel, including smartphones and tablets, internet services and travel agencies.