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Turkey Reopens for Tourists from July 2020 – Pack your bags, it’s time for a vacation!

What could be better than spending your summer holidays in Turkey? Feels great, right? Being stuck at home for almost three months, here is some good news coming your way. Turkey reopens for tourists from July 2020 with a complete “Safe Tourism Certification” programme. This programme also covers all aspects of the journey starting from airlines to hotels. Read on to know more about the various measures taken by the Turkey government as it reopens its gates for the tourists.

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The Culture and Tourism Minister, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy recently said, “In tourism, there is no other country that has done certification better and more reliable than Turkey.”

What are the new measures taken by the Turkey Government?

  • The Government will certify Hotels and Restaurants for hygiene purpose
  • Tourists will be screened on arrival
  • Medical Insurance
  • Turkish Airlines offers a 40% discount for healthcare workers

1. The Government will certify Hotels and Restaurants for hygiene purpose

The Safe Tourism Certification programme requires airlines, airports, tour vehicles, restaurants and hotels to maintain a strict level of health and hygiene. In addition, hotels and restaurants should meet all the 132 criteria to get certified. The government has also advised the hotels to set up a separate section on their property to isolate guests who have been tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, the hotels will have floor markings to follow social distancing. Disinfectant gels will be placed at the entrance of elevators and you will find all the staffs wearing a protective face mask.

2. Tourists will be screened on arrival

As per the new health & safety protocol, tourists must undergo a health checkup on arrival at Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir and Istanbul Airports. The body temperature of the tourists will be measured and if there is a suspicion, tourists will be taken for a PCR test.

3. Medical Insurance

Turkey has come up with a medical insurance programme which is available everywhere in Turkey. The tourists can buy insurance through airlines, hotels, tour operators, and at various sales points before passport control. Also, the medical costs up to 3,000 Euros, 5,000 Euros and 7,000 Euros will be covered for travellers who purchase these insurance packages for as little as 15 Euros, 19 Euros and 23 Euros respectively. Moreover, the health insurance package includes COVID care.

4. Turkish Airlines offers a 40% discount for healthcare workers

Image of a Turkish Airline
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In addition, as a token of appreciation for healthcare workers who fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Turkish Airlines has announced a 40% discount on all the tickets they purchase via their website and app. This is applicable to all the medical staffs around the world. However, the tickets should be purchased between 6 June and 1 August 2020. The validity of travel is from 6 June 2020 to 31 May 2021. The government has also announced if three or fewer people are travelling with healthcare workers, they will be able to get their tickets at discounted rates.

A click of Cappadocia in Turkey
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Seems like you can spend your summer holidays in Turkey, right? As Turkey reopens for tourists from July 2020, it’s time to plan for a vacation. Pack your bags and get ready with your travel diary. You can plan your vacation by reaching Pickyourtrail website and find some cool travel packages. Also, leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options. We also have our 24/7 Customer Happiness team who will be guiding you throughout your vacation through our cool mobile application. So, not to worry! We will be virtually travelling with you. Also, follow this space for some latest travel news. Have a happy and safe vacation with Pickyourtrail!! It’s time to travel!!

Kajani Shivam