Travel Trade Journal
16 million international visitors visited Turkey between January-August 2021
The government of Turkey is carefully and efficiently spearheading the vaccination drive across the country. The tourist inflow numbers in Turkey between JanuaryAugust 2021, despite the pandemic, was recorded at 16 million. Out of this, the number of international visitors who visited Turkey in August is around 4 million.
By October 8, 2021, Turkey vaccinated a total of 112 million of its citizens in different stages. While 55 million people have received their first dose; 46 million people have received the second dose and 11 million people have received the third dose. This is impressive vaccination data considering that the total population of Turkey is 83 million.
As per the latest travel guidelines issued by the Turkish Embassy in India last month, the passengers fully vaccinated with WHO or Turkish Government-approved doses will be exempted from mandatory quarantine, provided at least 14 days have passed since their last dose. The travellers will need to carry a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR certificate along with them done 72 hours before arrival. Travellers from India vaccinated with Covishield or Sputnik V can travel to Turkey without any restriction or quarantine. After Covaxin gets approval from WHO, travellers vaccinated with the same will also be able to visit Turkey without any restriction.
Indian nationals with valid US, UK, Ireland and Schengen visas can apply for e-visa hassle-free in less than 5 minutes via www.evisa.gov.tr/en/. The visa applications are also open at the Gateway centers in respective cities. The Visa consulates are working with full capacity for sanctioning sticker visas for Indian travellers.