Turkey cancels all restrictions related to COVID-19 for Indian tourists


Turkey has relaxed all conditions for travelers entering the country and expects to receive the largest number of Indian tourists in history this year. This was announced on Monday, June 6, by the Turkish Tourism Authority. Previously, Indian tourists had to provide either a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test to visit Turkey, the statement said.

Now Indian travelers no longer need to present a certificate of vaccination against coronavirus, confirmation of recovery from this disease or a negative test result, the department added.

After Indigo and Turkish Airlines resumed direct international flights to Turkey, it is expected that this year the country will receive the largest number of Indian tourists in history. This is reported by The Economic Times.

Tourism in Turkey, whose revenues amounted to almost $ 25 billion last year, demonstrating a 103 percent increase after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, intends to set a new record in 2022, the report says.

Last year, the country became one of the leading destinations for independent travelers (FIT) and tourists from all over the world attending meetings, incentive tours, conferences and events (MICE), receiving more than 30 million international visitors in 2021, the Turkish Tourism Authority said.

Of these, 50,000 were Indian tourists, which is a significant number if we take into account the pandemic.

Therefore, Turkey expects a full recovery of tourism in 2022 and aims to reach the 2019 figures for the number of international visitors, including Indians.

In the period before the pandemic, the country received 52 million travelers, which brought in $34.5 billion in tourism revenue, the statement said.

Turkey expects that by the end of 2022, the number of tourists will return to the level of 2019, as the demand for international travel is growing, and people want to travel and get acquainted with new destinations.

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