Turkey has now started to roll out the COVID-19 vaccination programme for tourism employees in coordination with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Health and Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA). The country aims to complete the vaccination of the entire tourism staff before the beginning of the summer season.
This will include employees at airlines, airports, accommodation facilities and travel agencies, as well as the professional guides. The vaccination program also aims to welcome international travellers for the upcoming summer season and ensure the health and safety of tourism employees and its residents.
Since the launch of ‘Safe Tourism Certification Program’ in June, Turkey has been following stringent health and safety guidelines. As part of continuing effort to fight against COVID-19, certification is compulsory for accommodation facilities with 30 or more rooms. More than 8,000 facilities have been certified.