“We hope to enter the summer season as a country with a reduced number of cases and this will positively affect the tourism movements during the summer season,” said Firuz Bağlıkaya, the head of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB). “All our wish is not to lose more lives by reaching effective results as soon as possible in our fight against the virus,” he added.
Turkey will be under a full lockdown until May 17 to stem the spread of the virus, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced Monday.
Meanwhile, Russia’s tourism sector is keenly awaiting the resumption of charter flights to and from Turkey on June 1.
Moscow announced a temporary suspension of regular and charter flights with Turkey on April 15 because of COVID-19 concerns.
Hurriyet Daily News