Following Portugal’s example, Turkey has launched travel insurance that will provide Covid-19 cover to international tourists planning trips to the country. Cover includes healthcare costs up to €3,000 for a premium fee of €15, €5,000 for a fee of €19, and €7,000 for €21.
Turkey’s Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) notes that, in line with the country’s ‘Safe Tourism Certification Program’, travellers that are staying at hotels with more than 50 rooms can get tested for Covid-19 upon request, and Turkey now boasts more than 2,000 certified testing facilities (many in popular tourist destinations) – a number that is expected to increase as per mandatory regulations introduced by the Turkish government.
Turkey has also launched insurance packages covering costs arising from a stay having to be extended owing to a positive coronavirus test. Cover starts from €10 for 15 days, covering up to €100 a day for accommodation costs, for a maximum of 15 days.
“While tourists coming to our country from many different countries enjoy their holidays in Turkey safely, we continue conducting inspections at our facilities incessantly,” said Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy. “Our guests who wish to spend their holidays in Turkey can feel at ease knowing that we have thought of every single detail and taken all necessary precautions for them, and we are fastidiously inspecting all practices in the field.”