Turkey in phone diplomacy to assure 70 countries of its tourism safety
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Turkey in a certification system detailed that the country is a safe place for tourism, regarding measures against COVID-19, said Mehmet Nuri Ersoy in a written statement.
The country's Culture and Tourism Ministry launched a "healthy tourism certification" project to ensure the fulfillment of high health and hygiene standards at airlines, airports and other transportation facilities, accommodations and food venues, the ministry had said earlier.
“Turkey acts responsibly in all these processes, not only for the health of our citizens but also for its guests to ensure that they have their holidays at peace,” Ersoy noted.
The country had also sent letters of intent to those 70 countries- which preferred Turkey the most as a tourist destination in recent years- including Germany, the U.K., the Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, Russia, and the Czech Republic.
The letters included information on passenger and employee health and safety, measures taken in facilities and in transportation, provincial and district level health institutions' lists and capacities, the minister added.