Safe Tourism in Turkey

Safe Tourism in Turkey.. All you need to know about the tourism program in Turkey

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Turkey did not remain idle, with the beginning of the spread of the Corona virus in the country, rather, it quickly took all precautionary measures that allowed citizens and foreigners residing to complete their lives normally, while observing the rules of social separation, which qualified it to be at the top of the list of countries that were able to inventory the pandemic and register the lowest number of injuries and deaths compared to the numbers indicated at the height of the spread of Covid-19.

Turkey’s great control in reducing the spread of the coronavirus has contributed to the increase in the demands of the tourists who numbered 52 million tourists last year regarding operating the air traffic again and opening the door to the return of tourism in Turkey naturally and providing an opportunity for those wishing to complete their plans regarding spending the summer vacation in it

The demands did not go to waste, as the Turkish government was quick to respond immediately by allocating a program, the first of its kind in the world, based on ensuring a safe tourism for everyone who comes to Turkey as a visitor.

 So what is the “Safe Tourism Program” in Turkey, and how can a foreign tourist spend an enjoyable vacation in Turkey away from any risk of contracting the Corona?

Turkey's Safe Tourism Program in detail

The Safe Tourism Program in Turkey has allowed to change the standards of its practice in order to ensure the safety of tourists in all facilities by taking a series of preventive measures to prevent the transmission of coronavirus infection, which obliged the owners of tourist facilities to possess a certificate of safe tourism that guarantees the health safety of all visitors.

This updated certificate enabled Turkey to outperform many European countries in terms of applying health safety rules that allow tourists to roam in the various approved facilities with all comfort and reassurance and to ensure that they are completely free of infection.

Tourists can now verify whether or not approved travel agencies have a certificate of safe tourism by entering the websites, where logos of the health certificate issued by accreditation companies identified by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism appear after completing registration procedures through the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency and pass the accreditation check with health certificates as soon as they are acquired.

The safe tourism program in Turkey includes owners of facilities and tourists at the same time, and it depends on a number of conditions that take into account the conditions imposed by the spread of the Corona pandemic, including:

  • Redesigning the corporate and restaurant spaces in accordance with the conditions of hygiene and respect for social distancing.
  •  Safe transportation of tourists to their residence centers and hosting them as part of the precautionary measures from Corona.
  • Daily reassurance of the health status of both workers and visitors to the tourist places in Turkey.
  • Regular monitoring and inspection of accommodation, food and drink facilities, and hiking and transport vehicles that tourists use on a daily basis.
  • Monthly examination of health safety certificates through a field inspection of tourist establishments with a warning in the event that any defect is detected during the inspection and cancellation of the certificate if it continues.
  • Submit posters to the tourist establishments after the end of the inspection process, with it obligatory to affix them to the entrances and visible points.
  • Hotels obtaining safe tourism certificates will not be until after meeting 132 special measures from the moment the customer enters the hotel to the state of emergency and health isolation, as well as 120 standards for eating, food and drink spaces, and 44 standards for transport and touring vehicles and respect for social distance and cleanliness within the rooms and elevators.
  • The necessity for health facility personnel to receive Covid-19 pandemic training as a prerequisite for obtaining a health-safe tourism certificate while continuing to provide periodic basic training to staff explaining to them theirs and the tourist safety plans and standards.
  • The necessity of the tourist establishments having mural plans in at least three languages ​​explaining the precautionary measures against the pandemic and enabling tourists from all countries to read them easily without the need for a translation service every time.
  • The necessity of the tourist facilities to have clothes, equipment and masks to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Permanent measurement of body temperature of the staff using a thermal sensor or thermal cameras when entering and exiting while recording biometric facial definitions.
  • The necessity for all tourist establishments to draw up a plan to deal with emergency or suspicious cases or patients who show symptoms.
  • Allocating rooms for isolation inside hotels in the event of an emergency being discovered, and taking all necessary measures to clean them up after use by patients.
  • The necessity of putting blankets, mattresses and used clothes on the part of the tourist affected by the Corona virus in plastic bags and sending them to a laundry outside the hotel.
  • The necessity of providing all tourist establishments with antiseptic, alcoholic and protective equipment in reception halls and restaurant tables with preference for electronic payment instead of cash payment.
  • Continuous disinfection after each use of frequently used equipment such as the hotel room card, towel, reception bell, elevator buttons, restaurant chairs, etc.
  • Leave a distance of at least one and a half meters between tables in restaurants and 60 cm between chairs.
  • All water heaters, televisions, controllers and air conditioners are sterilized after any tourists leave the hotel room.
  • Removing buffets, tea and coffee machines, self-use drinks and water spills, and replacing them with the direct service of a property employee.

And Turkey with its safe program for tourists 2020, ensures that that they will enjoy the most beautiful tourist places in Istanbul and the most wonderful tourist areas in Antalya and the rest of the states thanks to the availability of all safety standards that provide the tourists with all conditions of comfort and reassurance.