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Turkey Relaxing Restrictions to Boost Tourism in 2021

Summer is coming, and the tourism season is not far ahead. Turkey, the top-ranked tourist attraction country worldwide that hosted 52.5 million tourists in 2019 along with 2.5 million UK travelers, is paying particular attention to revive tourism in 2021.

Chairperson of the Mediterranean Touristic Hoteliers’ Association (AKTOB) says, 

“We are ready for the season. We will welcome our guests within the framework of the measures we have taken. Our expectation is to go above the numbers we achieved last year. We are hopeful.”

Turkey Steps to Reduce Covid-19 spikes

Although Turkey is greatly affected by the third coronavirus wave, yet it is very serious about the tourism revival in 2021 because it is a crucial sector of their economy. Therefore, it has implemented a strict lockdown restricting inter-cities transportation to reduce Covid-19 spread and welcome British and other tourists in 2021.

Turkey suffers a massive drop in 2020 due to pandemic, but it doesn’t want the same situation in 2021. According to official data, the number of visitors decreased by 72% in 2020, and there was a two-third loss of tourism revenue. 

Measures Taken By Turkey to Reduce Threat from Tour Management

The tourism industry has completed its preparation for the new season, in affiliation with the Safe Tourist Certification Program, Covering a broad range of safety measures in accommodation, transportation, and health conditions of tourists. 

This program also understands the threat of disease from the hosts and, therefore, takes necessary measures to vaccinate all the persons at top priority who have to deal with tourists. It includes security personnel, tourist guides, hotel employees, and others.

Special Measures for UK Citizens

UK tourists are the heart of Turkish Tourism, and more than 2 million UK citizens come to turkey every year in the summer. Therefore, the Turkish tourism minister and tour management are especially working for UK travelers.

Turkey has made it easier to enter the country. It has allowed direct flight from the UK int Turkey without any hassle of Vaccination Certificates. However, you must have a negative PCR test to visit Turkey this summer.

Further, all the hotels associated with the Safe Tourism Program and Turkish Airports are providing testing facilities for just $30 and deliver the reports in a few hours so that you can check results before departing turkey.

Additionally, Turkey tourism also includes a 15 Euro package for covid-19 medication and treatment. 

Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Tourism for Turkey, says, 

“We are looking forward to welcoming British tourists with open arms, as we did safely last summer. We have world-class border processes in place for ensuring travel will be low-risk throughout Turkey. We are working with the British authorities to ensure these necessary processes are world-class and as up-to-date as possible. We will not require vaccination passports from international travelers when entering the country.”

Final Words

Tourism is the backbone of the Turkish economy, and the UK is the most important country for Turkish tourism. Therefore, the Turkish government is taking all the necessary steps to revive tourism with the UK in 2021 that you can see above in the article.

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