The Turkish parliament is considering amending the Tourism Promotion Law, which will ensure the continuity of the Safe Tourism certification program.
Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey Nadir Alpaslan told Anadolu agency about it.
The Safe Tourism Certificate assumes that more than a hundred sanitary and hygienic requirements are met.
The initiative to introduce a certification system for tourism facilities in the country in the first months of the pandemic was initiated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, which made it possible to minimize damage and increase confidence in holidays in Turkey.
For the continuous implementation of the program, the Turkish parliament has submitted a proposal to amend the law “On the promotion of tourism” and a number of other laws.
The proposal went to the relevant committee of the Turkish parliament last month.
Alpaslan pointed to the importance of the Safe Tourism Program for the future tourism sector of Turkey.
According to a representative of the department, the program includes all measures to ensure health safety, including measures to combat the spread of a new type of coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
The goal of the program is to provide safe and quality recreation for local and foreign tourists, he stressed.
Alpaslan recalled that the program obliges tourist facilities to fulfill 152 hygiene criteria.
The program has also been approved by international accredited organizations, he recalled.
Objects that have received a certificate are checked 4 times a month, the certificate is revoked at the slightest flaws, the deputy minister said.
According to Alpaslan, more than 10 thousand tourist sites in Turkey have received the Safe Tourism Certificate so far, and this figure is growing day by day.