A total of 220,000 passengers arrived in Antalya only in the first week of September, which shows the vacationers’ trust in COVID-19 measures. Over 1.5M tourist visit Turkey’s Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya despite COVID-19. (source dailysabah.com).

In this video interview (https://youtu.be/Qbxborn4lDs) with the Turkish Deputy Minister of Foreign and EU Affairs Faruk Kaymakçı, facilitated by the Chamber of Commerce Netherlands & Turkey and the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, the ministry is passionately elaborating “Turkey has a strong healthcare structure, tourist are welcome”.

The number of COVID-19 cases and coronavirus-related deaths in Istanbul, the country’s largest city by population, has declined thanks to the measures taken to curb the spread of the disease, according to Health Minister Fahrettin Koca  (source  hurriyetdailynews.com). At the beginning of September,  Turkey has mandated the wearing of masks in all public areas in 81 provinces.

Though Turkey has been re-opened since 11 June, the Dutch government is still doing an orange travel advice. If you do go on holiday, you must go in quarantine for 10 days when you return to the Netherlands. To fly out of Turkey, you should be in possession of a “HES code” that indicated that you are not sick. This code must be generated via the Hayat Eve Sigar -HES- app issued by the Turkish Ministry of Health. Tourist can purchase a rather cheap COVİD-19 Tourist Insurance which covers healthcare costs (conditions / source  https://ccnt.nl/new-covid-19-tourist-insurance-for-turkey/)

The Ministry of Health announced the latest figures on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Turkey (September 13). According to these figures, 8,519,560 COFID-19 tests have been executed so far. While the total number of cases is 291,162, the death toll has reached 7,056. 1,102 people have recovered. While 1,267 patients are reportedly in critical condition, the rate of COVID-19 patients with pneumonia has been announced as 7.2 percent. The total number of recovered players is 258,833. Source:  http://bianet.org/ . These has respectful data in a country of 82 MLN inhabitants.