President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a decree on Tuesday requiring senior state employees to obtain presidential approval before travelling abroad for work purposes.
The decree stipulates that several high ranking state officials, including the prime minister, or his deputy, ministers of interior, foreign affairs, defence, justice, as well as heads of independent, supervisory and security bodies and their deputies shall be authorised to travel abroad for official or work related issues only after approval from the president.
The decision added that the provision of this paragraph applies to all those who hold a post or are appointed to the post of prime minister or deputy prime minister.
The decision was published in the Official Gazette on Tuesday.
Article 2 in the decision, determined other positions that should not travel without the approval of the prime minister. Those positions were not included in the previous article, such as governors and their deputies, the heads of the National Councils, public bodies and holding companies and bodies that have special budgets.