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Russia restarts air travel to Turkey’s resort cities

The first flight from Moscow to Antalya since Russia and Turkey imposed border restrictions aid the coronavirus pandemic, took off late on Sunday. It was operated by Rossiya carrier. A Boeing 747 plane was filled to capacity with …

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Dubai reopens to international tourism

Dubai today opened its borders to tourists and business visitors for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak. The emirate will be following the guidance from the World Health Organisation in order to keep cases of …

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Turkey to open doors to 31 countries for health tourism

Turkey will accept patients from 31 countries as of May 20 as it loosens coronavirus restrictions, according to the country’s Health Ministry. An official letter from the ministry lists acceptance conditions for patients, entry to the …

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Turkey to receive first tourists in June

Turkey intends to start accepting foreign tourists on mid-June, the first guests will be  expected from China, South Korea and other Asian countries, the head of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy …

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Turkey to launch healthy tourism certification program

Turkey will launch a healthy tourism certification program throughout the 2020 summer season, Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said. "Our certification program shall ensure that our guests in Turkey are …

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Two Russians diagnosed with coronavirus in UAE

Two Russian nationals who are participating in the Tour cycling event in the United Arab Emirates have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said. The two Russian athletes will have to …

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Saudi Arabia suspends pilgrimage entry visas

Saudi Arabia suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said. The government is "suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet's …

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Airbnb extends booking suspension in Beijing to May

Home rentals company Airbnb said today it has extended the suspension of bookings in Beijing until April 30 from February 29, as death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 1,113. "Beyond Beijing, local …

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Antalya’s famous beach suffers from erosion - media

Turkey's famous Konyaaltı Beach in Antalya is facing an existential threat: coastal erosion. According to a study by Nihat Dipova, professor of geotechnics at Akdeniz University, 7.5-kilometer-long Konyaaltı Beach lost …

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Russians get injured in Antalya

According to the Turkish media reports, a bus with tourists, most of whom were Russians, turned upside down in Antalya. “The bus with foreign tourists rolled over in the province of Antalya near the village of Aksu. 16 people were …

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