Safe Turkey Tourism
The government of Turkey proudly presents Safe Tourism applications to the world to ensure the travel safety of both types of tourists, domestic and foreign, throughout the whole tourism process from entering the country to departing from any ports of Turkey. The program ensures safe and comfortable travel to the guests of Turkey depending on the general instructions and guidelines set by the combined work of ministries of Turkey.
As per the international standards the program offers seven main services namely Accommodation, Food and beverage, Culture, Art and congress, Sea tourism, Theme parks, Ski lifts, and Tour transfer services. International Audit companies approved by the ministries certify the tourist services.
Health and safety of Tourists
All the individuals and staff related to welcoming tourists, strictly follow safety rules which include wearing complete PPE. As well the guests are supposed to be wearing masks to enter the port. The temperature of all travelers will be measured and recorded by thermal screening. All the elevators and queues are arranged such that they maintain social distancing guidelines. If any tourist is found with the symptoms of COVID-19 then the individual will have to go through a COVID-19 test by healthcare staff and will be isolated in the quarantine room for the time being. In case the test turns out positive then the individual will be treated at the nearest health center.
Protection against COVID-19
Turkey being the choice of more than millions of tourists every year led the government to launch the program ‘Safe Tourism Certificate’ that ensures the health and accommodation of the guests in this pandemic. Turkey, which is one of the first countries to initiate the program also made the trip more enjoyable and safe for its guests by offering ‘Tourist Protection Support Insurance’ and ‘Extra Accommodation Cost Guarantee’ in a single package.
Tourist Facilities’ Actions
The program has taken several important steps related to the facilities of the tourist spot to ensure the safety of the guests.
- Once passing the temperature screening process the guests will be able to enjoy the facilities.
- All the equipment and the site itself are programmed to be sanitized and disinfected every once in a while.
- All the ventilation systems are to be checked regularly.
- Social distancing will be strictly maintained by the host members and the guests as well in common rooms, swimming pools, meeting rooms, and recreational areas. The capacitance of the site will be reduced.
- Rooms for the guests will be equipped with sanitary equipment which will be replaced with new ones and the room will be disinfected once the guests check out.
- Glass separators will be used between guests and staff in open buffets and in case of other services, preventive measures will be taken by wait staff serving food to the guests.
- Cutleries that can be re-disinfected will be used in kitchens, other than that, disposable ones will be used.
- Packaged seasonings will be served at the table for the guests.
Social distancing will be maintained strictly in any means of transportation responsible for tourism activities. At least one seat distance will be kept between passengers. All vehicles will be sanitized and disinfected before and after every trip. The temperature of all passenger and staff will be measured before trip and everyone will be required to wear mask for the whole trip.
Ensuring Employees Health And Safety
We assign health and hygiene the first priority. Before our staff members enter the airport facilities, they will undergo a pre-shift screening for symptoms. The screening will take place through thermal cameras and non-contact thermometers.
We will provide regular hygiene and sanitation support to our staff. Moreover, we offer no compromise in facilitating necessary hygiene, sanitation, and medical accessories during the training period.
We also have separate accommodation and restrooms for the personnel or guests displaying symptoms.
What is the scope of the safe tourism Program?
Accommodation facilities having more than 30 rooms must register at safe tourism. However, it remains optional for the facilities with rooms less than 30. Restaurants or cafés, tour transfer vehicles, congress facilities, sea tourism, ski lifts, arts & culture, and theme parks should also not stay behind in developing association with safe tourism Program.
Our programs expand to all cities in Turkey, especially the most loved and visited tourist spots, including İstanbul, Mugla, İzmir, Antalya, and Nevsehir. The main motivation behind our program encompasses the continuous application of hygiene measures and controlling the health-related affairs of the facilities where our guests have planned to spend their holiday. We actively regulate our programs to ensure that our guests get a wonderful experience while exploring the most beautiful destinations in Turkey.
Innovation & Reliability: We believe in introducing the latest ideas and technology in our programme to make the process simple and easy at the same time. We grant all safe tourism-certified facilities 2D codes with a logo for easy recognization. The Turkey-e-Visa.com logo shines at all easily visible spaces like the accommodation facility's lobby, the facility's elevators, transfer vehicles, the open buffet, etc. In this manner, we follow and keep track of our guests diligently.
How Can I Find Safe Turkey Tourism Certified Facilities?
You can find the facilities certified under Safe Turkey Tourism on the Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency's (TGA) website. You may search these facilities under seven main titles. Furthermore, you can filter the lists of facilities according to your preferences like your name, city, license plate number and get all the desired information.
By selecting our certified facilities to be the partner in your trip, you have taken the first step in initiating a series of unforgettable moments you will experience in Turkey. We prefer keeping all details transparent for our guests. Visit the modules TGA website and get all necessary information, including the certificate's issuance and expiry date and the issuing audit company. The details on this website are instantly updating so that you can visit ever more places safely with serenity.
We believe that your first experience with us will never be the last. Trusting our service and professionalism, you would like to extend your stay in Turkey with no worries in mind.
You can always navigate our website to find the list of certified facilities, the circulars of the Ministry, and access the criteria forms.
FAQs About Safe Turkey Tourism
The Safe Turkey Tourism Program certifies the tourist facilities that fall in compliance with international hygiene practices, particularly against the COVID-19 pandemic, to facilitate our guests to experience a safe trip.
Our program applies to a diverse range of facilities including, accommodation, transportation, restaurants and convention centres, and ensure the utmost satisfactory health conditions of both facility personnel and guests.
Safe Turkey Tourism Certificate is an extraordinary step towards ensuring the best health measures possible. Our certificate is paramount for the facilities that emphasize taking care of the health conditions of their guests.
All facilities that want to certify their sensitivity towards the safety, protection and comfort of their guests should join this program.
Experienced auditors who are a part of international audit companies audit the facilities according to the program's scope.
You need to fulfil the criteria available at the website (tga.gov.tr.) to become a Safe Turkey Tourism audit company.
The accommodation facilities with more than 30 rooms, they must acquire this certificate.
All facilities, including accommodation facilities, convention-exhibition centres, food and beverage facilities, marinas serving sea tourism, ski lifts, and tour transfer vehicles, can apply for this certificate.
There are separate comprehensive criteria forms for the facilities, prepared in compliance with the international standards. Each facility undergoes a different audit, according to its range of activity.
We require all personnel working in the tourism sector to receive hygiene training. Moreover, we update our hygiene measures concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our issued certificates currently have a validity of one month. For information of our guests, the issuance and expiry dates are mentions on the certificate.
You can acquire the criteria forms, designed in four main categories at tga.gov.tr.
For the conveyance of our guests, the form is available in four different languages.