As the world is fighting against coronavirus , many countries are under lockdown.Turkey is also currently under lockdown (from April 26 May 17) to curb the spread of Coronavirus. However, recently, the country has decided to exempt foreign travellers from the lockdown. Tourists will now be able to continue with their exploration. The only prevailing condition is that they have to carry their passports at all times.
Public transportations will continue to operate at 50 per cent capacity. Tourist attractions such as museums and other historical spots across cities like Antalya, Nevşehir (Cappadocia), Muğla, and Istanbul, will stay open for foreign tourists even during the lockdown.
All hotels and other accommodation facilities, including in-hotel dining, will remian open during the lockdown. Restaurants and cafes, on the other hand, will function only through delivery and takeaway services.
Since Turkey is gearing up to host two events according to the original schedule—UEFA Champions League Final on May 29 and Formula 1 from June 11 to 13—it is also investing in the ‘Safe Tourism Certification Program’. The programme is one of the most successful initiatves that ensure strict safety and hygiene standards at all tourist spots, accommodation facilities, and airports. Additionally, Turkey is also offering insurance facilities for added peace of mind.
Travel guidelines for those planning to visit Turkey
All passengers who have passed through India in the last 10 days must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Turkey at a facility determined by the governorship. The traveller can take the PCR test on day 14. If the test result is negative, he/she can leave the quarantine facility to venture out. All passengers above six years of age must submit a negative SARS COV 2 certificate from a test taken within 72 hours prior to their departure.