British tourists have begun to enjoy summer holidays on Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts after the resumption of flights between the two countries, saying top-notch measures taken against the coronavirus outbreak are making them feel safe.
Anna Hutchinson, a British national vacationing in Didim, a popular resort town in the western province of Aydın, said Tuesday her family traveled to Turkey shortly after the restrictions on touristic travel were lifted.
Didim is known locally as “Little England” as many Brits buy houses and stay in the town permanently. Some half a million people visit Didim every summer, including on one-day trips.
“We already knew this place would have had great standards for a holiday and that safety measures have been taken,” Hutchinson said, recommending all international tourists choose the country to spend their vacation.
Simon Hutchinson also said safety and hygiene measures are implemented very well in the country, giving them a feeling of reassurance.
“All dishes are cooked separately. All tables, chairs, doors are cleaned regularly. There are disinfectants everywhere. All officers wear masks all the time. We are very impressed with facilities and safety measures here,” Hutchinson said.
Hundreds of British tourists began to arrive in Turkey’s touristic hotspots after the U.K. earlier this month included Turkey on its list of nearly 60 countries and said it would ditch a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving from these countries, which it deems to be a lower risk for COVID-19.