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Coronavirus in Turkey - Turkey reopens for tourism!
Published 16 July, 2020

CURRENT (16.07.2020) CORONAVIRUS SITUATION IN TURKEY

Turkey has reopened for tourism and is accepting all nations to visit.

How does the coronavirus situation looks like in Turkey?

To take a look at everyday coronavirus table we recommend the website of Ministry of Health:

https://covid19.saglik.gov.tr/

The table is updated every evening.

Here we will translate all the information from the table:

BUGÜNKÜ TEST SAYISI: the amount of tests done today

BUGÜNKÜ VAKA SAYISI: the amount of people founded infected today

BUGÜNKÜ VEFAT SAYISI: the amount of people who died today

BUGÜNKÜ İYİLEŞEN SAYISI: the amount of convalescent people today

 

Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy met tourism professionals and representatives of the associations established by the foreigners living there at the "Healthy Tourism, Safe City" meeting held in Alanya, Antalya, with the attendance of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Any tourism facility which has more than 50 rooms has to get the certificate, and the minister said that they reached more than a thousand applicants so far and many more are expected.

At this time, there is NO mandatory testing for tourists into Turkey.

However, any passengers showing symptoms including high fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties upon arrival will be will be required to undergo a PCR swab test. In the event that a test returns with a positive result, the traveler will be provided with medical treatment at a facility determined by the Ministry of Health or at a private medical facility in Turkey at the travelers expense.

While being in Turkey it is necessary to wear face mask in all big public places: the airport, outside and inside of plane/metro/train/bus/taxi station, banks, city halls, shopping malls, shops, food shops and in some restaurants.

  • On the airport incoming passengers have temperature measured by special termal camera.
  • Keep 1.5 meter social distance.
  • Avoid handshakes, hugs or other close contacts.
  • If go around hotel or beach there is no necessity to wear face masks.
  • Hand sanitizers are on the entrance to every place.
  • Do not share any personal belongings (towels etc.) in common.
  • Drink water from own bottle.

The highest amount of infections is in Istanbul, Ankara, Gaziantep, Konya and Bursa.

UK tourists can find all needed information on this page:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/coronavirus

Ministry of Health of Turkey has its own website, but also many social media accounts, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.

Useful links:

https://covid19.saglik.gov.tr/

https://www.saglik.gov.tr/TR,11549/iletisim.html

https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/turkey-country-ready-for-tourism-welcomes-tourists-37887

https://www.traveloffpath.com/turkey-reopening-to-tourism-targeted-for-middle-of-june/

Stay safe! And if you need more help or travel information, and you would like to book our trips, contact us :) info@alanyaonline.pl