15:16 / 12.05.2020
Regular flights between Uzbekistan and Turkey may be resumed from July 1

Turkey has begun to take measures to restore tourism as part of the “Healthy Tourism Certificate” program. Based on this, from July 1, regular flights with Uzbekistan may be resumed.

Photo: KUN.UZ

Turkey has launched the “Healthy Tourism Certificate” program. The program, which will enter into force in the summer of 2020, includes a wide range of measures to protect the health of tourists, their transportation and security.

This certificate, issued by international certification bodies, confirms the fulfillment of high requirements for the protection of health, occupational health in airlines, airports and other vehicles, housing and catering.

“Turkey has become a role model for the whole world thanks to its healthcare system and treatment methods used during the COVID-19 pandemic. Turkey intends to continue to be a leader in the field of tourism by launching this certification program,” Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, said.

Spokesperson for the Turkish Embassy in Uzbekistan, Davud Gazi Benli, told Kun.uz about the program.

“From July 1, regular flights between Uzbekistan and Turkey will be resumed, and Uzbeks will be able to visit Turkey for tourism, trade or other purposes.

Though the tourism industry is recovering, not all hotels will open. Only legal entities with the above certificates will be able to work,” Davud Gazi Benli said.

It should be recalled that the borders were closed on March 16 after the first coronavirus case was detected in Uzbekistan on March 15. As of March 30, all airports were closed, and flights were completely suspended.

Uzbekistan Airways has suspended the sale of tickets for flights until June 30.