Turkey plans to launch its special insurance scheme for international travellers, that will cover all expenses in case that visitors get infected with the Coronavirus pandemic while visiting the country.

The decision came in an effort to protect the health of citizens from the deadly virus, and revive the tourism sector, VisaGuide.World reports.

“As of July 1, we have created a health insurance package that includes Covid-19 for our foreign guests visiting our country. All health expenses up to Euro 3,000, 5,000 and 7,000 can be covered within the scope of Euro 15, 19, and 23 insurance packages that can be purchased through contracted airlines, various sales points before passport control, tour operators, and online channels,” Turkey’s Minister of Tourism and Culture, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, pointed out.

He added that visitors “can feel comfortable, just like the Safe Tourism Certificate, we are thinking for all of the details on behalf of them.”

Turkey had previously introduced the Safe Tourism Certification system, becoming the first country in Europe to launch such a system that seeks to protect the health and security of citizens.

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind our guests that we will be looking forward to welcoming their citizens to Turkey after the resumption of international flights. Observing the positive impression made by the measures we have taken on our guests further confirms the suitability of our Safe Tourism Certification program,” Minister Ersoy stressed.

The minister also emphasised that the number of Coronavirus infection cases is quite low in Antalya, Bodrum and Kuşadası, which are one of the most favourite destinations for international tourists.

Earlier this month, Portugal and Spain’s Canary Islands also revealed their travel insurance scheme for internationals, amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. If tourists get infected from the virus during their vacation, they’ll have all their expenses paid.


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