In June, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced a trail blazing initiative entitled the Safe Tourism Certification programme, covering a broad range of safety measures taken towards transport, accommodation and health conditions of both hospitality employees and tourists. By late August, almost 2,000 facilities had signed up.

However, as further reassurance of Turkey’s commitment to the health and safety of their citizens and guests, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism released both a video and information pack showing the strict health and safety measures which have been implemented as well as procedures should someone arrive in Turkey with COVID-19 or contract the virus whilst there.