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Turkey records over 16 million international tourists in the first 8 months

Posted : 17 October 2021 08:40:48 | By TWO Bureau | GNN Bureau

Turkey records over 16 million international tourists in the first 8 months

One of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, Turkey has recorded over 16 million foreign tourist visitors in the first eight months (January-August 2021) this year, including over 4 million foreign tourist visitors in August alone. These figures are impressive considering that most of the tourist destinations are yet to open, however it has come on the back of an impressive vaccination drive across the country.

Turkey has administered Covid-19 vaccines to almost 113 million people for a country home to 83 million of people. More than 11 million people of received three doses of Coronavirus vaccines, followed by over 46 million who have received two doses of vaccines and over 55 million already administered with the first dose.

Indians fully vaccinated with WHO or Turkey approved vaccines are exempted from mandatory quarantine provide at least 14 days have passed since their last vaccine dose. Indians vaccinated with Covishield and Sputnik V can travel to Turkey without hassle. However the travellers will need to carry a negative RT-PCR report done within 72 hours before arrival at Turkish border entry. Indian nationals with valid US, UK, Ireland & Schengen visa can also apply for Turkish e-visa from the comfort of their home.

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Tags : Turkey, Vaccination drive in Turkey, Vaccination Tourism, WHO

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