The Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, said that in early May, the country expected normalization of the pandemic and the resumption of domestic tourism.
The tourist season in Turkey can be opened at the end of May, after the certification of tourist facilities for the absence of coronavirus infection COVID-19. This was stated by Minister of Culture and Tourism of the country Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, on the NTV television channel.
“We predict that by the end of April – beginning of May there will be a turning point in the pandemic. I think that normalization will be possible by the end of May, and then the movement will begin in domestic tourism,” Ersoy said.
According to the official, in Turkey they are creating a certification system for the absence of coronavirus, which will have to go through hotels, restaurants, vehicles, attractions, airports and shops.
“The measure was taken to attract foreign tourists after the opening of the country, which is scheduled for late May. Certification of tourist facilities should be completed by this period,” he said.
According to him, after the pandemic, the first tourists to come from Turkey to Asian countries. And only then will the flow of tourists from Europe return to the country.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11 World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
By given the American Johns Hopkins University on April 20, the total number of coronavirus infected in the world exceeded 2.4 million, of which 166 thousand died, more than 636 thousand recovered.