Turkey has lifted all visa restrictions on Indian tourists imposed due to the Covid virus.
MUMBAI: According to a statement released by the Turkiye Tourism Board on Monday, Turkey has eased all of the requirements for Indian travelers entering the country, and the country is anticipating welcoming the highest-ever number of Indian tourists this year.
Now, as per the latest rules and regulations and Turkey visa policy, Indian citizens can travel to Turkey for any tourism and adventurous tour. The Turkish government is not issuing a Turkey visa for Indian citizens and allows them to travel anywhere in Turkey.
According to a statement, previously, Indian visitors to Turkey were needed to present either a vaccination certificate or an RT-PCR test report before being allowed entry into the country.
It was added that Indian travelers do not need to produce proof that they have been vaccinated against coronavirus, proof that they have recovered from the disease, or a negative RT-PCR test result anymore.
Since both Indigo and Turkish Airlines have resumed their direct international flights to Turkey, the government is anticipating the highest-ever number of tourists from India this year, according to the information provided.
According to the report, Turkey’s tourist industry, which generated about $25 billion in revenue in 2018, marking a 103 percent gain since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, is on track to establish a new high-water mark in 2022.
According to the Turkiye Tourism Board, the country welcomed over 30 million international visitors in 2021, making it one of the top destinations in the world for both “Free Independent Travelers” (FIT) and “Meeting, Incentive Travel, Conferences and Events” (MICE) travelers from around the world.
Out of these, 50,000 were visitors from India, which was a significant number taking into account the pandemic that was going on at the time.
Not only the Indian citizens, but people from Indonesia can also travel to Turkey without any problem. All tourism, business, medical, and other visitors Turkey visa for Indonesian citizens are open.
Accordingly, Turkey anticipates a complete recovery in tourism for the year 2022 and aims to reach the pre-Covid statistics in terms of international visitors including Indians, according to the report.
According to the statement, the country welcomed 52 million visitors during the pre-pandemic period of 2019, and the tourism industry generated $34.5 billion in income as a result.
It was noted that Turkey anticipates that the tourist footfalls would return to the 2019 level by the end of 2022, as international travel demand is rebounding and people are keen to travel and experience new destinations.
This is because people are willing to travel and experience new places.