With the rapid decline in Corona virus cases, the travel rules in many countries have begun to be determined in the tourism sector, where hopes have risen since the beginning of May. Antalya City Council Tourism Group President Recep Yavuz noted that there are three formulas for travel: recovery from the disease, vaccination and PCR test.
Tourism specialist Recep Yavuz said that the tourism sector, which has been active since the beginning of May, wants to evaluate the next 4-5 months and compensate the damage caused by 1.5 years. Stating that tourism is at the top of the sectors where the corona virus causes the most damage, Recep Yavuz said, “The increase in temperatures, acceleration of vaccination and decrease in cases shed light on people turning their eyes to other lands. It is not easy, the travel of more than 1 billion people was prevented in the corona process last year, “he said.
Reminding that many countries continue to seek solutions without risking health conditions due to unstoppable demand, and Europe announced that those who fulfill one of the three conditions can travel smoothly, Yavuz said, “The first is to have had the disease and recovered within 28 days and not exceeding 6 months. The second is the requirement to have both doses of vaccine and 14 days have passed since the second vaccine. Third, to have a negative PCR test shortly before the trip, provided that the test is done 48 or 72 hours before the trip, depending on the destination country. “These three possibilities are evaluated to the same extent and having one of them makes it possible to travel within Europe at least for now,” he said.
Noting that the idea of the ‘Vaccine Passport’, which was put forward by the European Union in March and opposed from the very beginning, has become more humane, Yavuz said, “It gives the same rights to everyone who does not have a risk of disease. In the coming months, there will be a heavy tourist influx from Europe to Mediterranean countries. 100-200 million people will run to the sea and the sun before the end of the summer. Portugal, Spain and Greece are on the agenda these days. However, with the increase in demand, Turkey with a bed capacity of 1 million 600 thousand will be needed and Turkey will get a significant share from this potential. “
In this context, Yavuz stated that it should be announced that tourists who have fulfilled one of these three conditions can come to Turkey without preconditions and said, “We have shed light on the holiday plans that are being made now and we help the tourists who travel to other countries considering that there is no alternative to Turkey, so that they can go to the country in their hearts. I think there are millions of people waiting for this message these days, “he said.