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Turkish Authorities Announced When The Tourist Season To Be Open

Turkish Authorities Announced When The Tourist Season To Be Open

The tourist season in Turkey can open by the end of May. This was announced by the Minister of culture and tourism of the country Mehmet Nuri Ersoy on NTV.

According to him, the turning point in the coronavirus pandemic will come by the end of April. "I think that by the end of May, normalization will be possible, and then the movement in domestic tourism will begin," the Minister said.

According to him, after the end of the pandemic, tourists from Asia will be the first to come to the Republic.

In mid-March, the Turkish authorities recommended operators to postpone the start of the tourist season from March to the end of April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Then Ersoy advised tour operators to start organizing trips to Turkey after April 15.

The Minister of trade, Rukhsar Pekcan said that held under the patronage of the Department of the international exhibition will also be moved to the end of next month.

Since March 28, the Turkish authorities have completely suspended international air traffic for an indefinite period due to the coronavirus epidemic. Residents of the country can only move between cities with the permission of the authorities. Because of the epidemic, it was proposed to postpone the tourist season.

Since April 3, the country has a 15-day ban on the entry and exit of vehicles. The measures apply to 30 major cities in the country and the province of Zonguldak. As noted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, this period can be extended if necessary. Also, the authorities banned citizens under 20 years of age from going out.

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