Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a full lockdown from April 29 to May 17 to contain spread of the coronavirus.
He said by imposing the lockdown his government planned to reduce the number of daily cases to less than 5,000.
The tourism ministry of Turkey has said that foreign tourists would be exempted from lockdown restrictions in the country. It said that since the beginning of the pandemic the partial or full lockdown restrictions had never been applied on tourists.
“They freely tour with their passports, visit museum and archaeological sites. Being a tourist is advantageous in Turkey,” said Tourism Minister Nuri Ersoy.