Enjoy your holiday with a safe feeling even in current COVID-19 times! Turkey has launched a Safe Tourism Certification Program that resulted in a Tourist Protection Support Insurance.

When you arrive in Turkey, your safe passenger’s journey starts. Airports have automatic body heat scans, security measures for staff that guide tourists to hotels, anti-virus cloud spray devices for luggage if necessary, and security measures for staff serving guests in the hospitality sector. At the same time, guests can inform themselves in detail through QR codes in hotels which indicates the latest checks by which authorized functionary.

This service is one of the first examples of its kind. The program is carried out by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant stakeholders in the sector.

In order to receive compensation, the tourist/patient must be formally and permanently diagnosed with Covid-19 or admitted to intensive care. Subsequently, a request must be made to Güneş Sigorta insurance company. The offered service is available in three separate packages of €10, 14 and 22. The insurance can also be purchased by hotel- or tour operators by indicating the number of people.

The policy period may be up to 30 days depending on the duration of the insured’s travel. If necessary, the treatment can be continued for another 10 days in intensive care, even after the ending of the policy.

Payment is made to one of the public hospitals contracted by the insurance company. If the tourist/patient is in an uncontracted or in a private hospital, the payment can be made manually. However, administrative requirements in such unexpected pandemic environment are: a copy of passport including entrance and exit date, photocopy of passport frontside, medical  follow-up forms, unpaid invoices and examination results.

For more information about the program, visit https://www.tga.gov.tr/about-safe-tourism-program/.  For More information, contact https://ccnt.nl/



*Chamber of Commerce The Netherlands & Turkey does not accept any legal responsibility arising from this program initiated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.