Historical Creation of the region
In 1976, Ministry of Interior has established a separate department responsible for Tourism security named Tourism and Antiquities Police General Department, according to Ministerial Decree No. 39/1976. The Department is officially responsible of security of installations, worship locations, and ancient and tourist sites, besides guarding tourists during their visit to Egypt (places of accommodation, places of visits, moving in and between the cities…etc.) according to an integrated security system in coordination with Ministry security sectors concerned.