The German Foreign Ministry has canceled the travel warning to the Turkish provinces of Aydin, Antalya, Izmir and Mugla for its citizens, introduced as part of the fight against the spread of the new type of coronavirus infection. This is stated in a message on the website of the German Foreign Office, reports Turkish Information Agency Anadolu.
The ministry urged citizens to strictly observe the rules of safe tourism and hygiene announced by the Turkish authorities, including PCR testing for coronavirus 48 hours before flying to Germany, when visiting the mentioned areas.
The lifting of the restrictive measure was preceded by intensive consultations between the Turkish Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism with the German side. In particular, the heads of the aforementioned departments Mevlut Cavusoglu and Mehmet Nuri Ersoy discussed this issue with their colleagues from Germany last month in Berlin.
Earlier, the German government introduced warnings for tourists until August 31st in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, affecting more than 160 countries outside the EU.