Turkey has matched Portugal by creating special travel insurance designed for international tourists to cover Covid-19.
The policies are being offered by contracted airlines, sales points and kiosks inside airports and online.
Cover includes healthcare costs up to €3,000 for a premium fee of €15, €5,000 for a fee of €19 and €7,000 for €21.
Travel insurance for foreign tourists visiting Portugal “adapted to the new pandemic reality caused by Covid-19” started being promoted by the country’s tourist office earlier this month ahead of the country being added to the UK quarantine exemption list from tomorrow (Saturday).
Holidaymakers to Turkey can also get tested for he virus at healthcare centres where they are staying.
Accommodation with 50 rooms or more offer guests the option to get tested for Covid-19 upon request.
More than 2,000 certified facilities have been set up across Turkey, with the number expected to “exponentially increase” under mandatory rules introduced by the Turkish authorities.
The country’s Safe Tourism Certification scheme allows those testing positive to be isolated in dedicated rooms throughout their stay.
Public health laboratories are authorised to conduct PCR tests in cities including Antalya, Izmir, Dalaman and Bodrum in addition to airports.
Culture and tourism minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said: “While tourists coming to our country from many different countries enjoy their holidays in Turkey safely, we continue conducting inspection at our facilities incessantly.
“Our guests who wish to spend their holidays in Turkey can feel at ease knowing that we have thought of every single detail and taken all necessary precautions for them, and we are fastidiously inspecting all practices in the field.”
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