Just for your information:
The Permanent Committee has just decided to disapprove all applications for new excavations to be carried out in Middle and Upper Egypt (between Giza and Aswan) submitted by foreign archaeological missions. The decision is intended to encourage foreign missions to launch new archaeological projects in the Delta and the desert areas. As in the past, Egyptian missions will be allowed to start excavations at any site in Egypt with no restricitons.
Read more in Arabic here.