Turkey plans to start accepting foreign tourists since mid-June. About this on air of the TV company NTV said the Minister of culture and tourism of the Turkish Republic Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.

According to him, the authorities developed a certification program for hotels from the point of view of the norms of sanitary safety which will apply to some EU countries. The certification program includes regular checking of hotels, monitoring the health of tourists and staff wearing masks and compliance with social distancing. Ersoy said that the government had closed the hotels, and they suspended their work because of the suspension of the activities of air carriers and the number of restrictive measures related to the pandemic.

the First plans to take tourists from China, South Korea and other Asian countries, which next month will resume international flights. The Minister also announced that popular with foreign tourists Bodrum castle “has been restored from A to z”. It will open to visitors in late June.

Domestic tourism in the country may resume on may 28, at the end of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan. This year the tourist season in Turkey usually starts in early April, was postponed because of the pandemic coronavirus. The first cruise liner, according to the Minister, was to arrive in the country on 5 April.

Note that as of Sunday, the number of infected by coronavirus in Turkey surpassed 146 thousand people, with fixed 4 055 deaths.