Turkish hotels ready for tourism season

Hotels in Turkey's Mediterranean resort city of Antalya are getting prepared for the tourism season with the normalization period over the pandemic.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week that Turkey will normalize gradually during the May-July period.

The ministry issued a hygiene notice last week to inform hotels about COVID-19 measures, such as social distancing and hygiene rules. After the ministry's notice, hotels started to design their facilities, including buffets, beaches, lobbies, and pools, to ensure social distancing.

Hotels set up thermal cameras on their entrances to measure body temperatures of their staff and customers.

They will also use disinfection systems for customer baggage’s during the season. Buffets were removed, and the staff will serve meals for customers. Desserts, fruits, and salads will be served in single-use plates.

Sunbeds are placed at the beach and poolside at 1.5 meters, and towels are planned to be delivered in bags. Room key cards will be disinfected with ultraviolet lamps, while disposable pens will be used in lobbies.

Rooms will not be used for 24 hours after vacating, and elevators will not be used by more than one person, except families.

Last Updated: 6/6/2020 10:30:40 PM