Turkey is a favourite Eastern Mediterranean destination for its fine summer weather extending into the shoulder seasons, and scenic destinations rich in culture and local stories set the stage for an incredible and memorable adventure. The Turkish Riviera, also known as the Turquoise Coast, is an ideal cruising ground for guests of all ages to enjoy an array of water sports and have close encounters with beautiful marine life in the clear blue sea. Modern motor yachts and sailing catamarans are common sights along the coast and among the islands, and traditionally styled luxury gulets filled with the latest entertainments and comforts are a popular way to make a Turkish charter even more special.
Holidaymakers arriving for a luxury yacht charter will have peace of mind aboard a vessel issued with a Safe Tourism Certificate from accredited institutions, proving the yacht crew’s dedication to applying all the health protocols.
On the part of international tourists, all incoming passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form at least four days prior to arriving in Turkey, or when applying for an e-visa. The form requires contact information, including accommodation address, to ensure a swift response should anyone come into contact with an individual who later tests positive for Covid-19.
Once the Passenger Locator Form is submitted, a unique HES (Hayat Eve Siğar) will be generated, which stores all the provided information. Passengers must also have a medical certificate with a negative coronavirus PCR test result. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours from the initial embarkation point. Children under six years of age are exempt. Some countries do not need to submit a PCR test: More information can be found at https://www.visasturkey.com/pcr-test-covid-health-requirements/
As a final precaution, passengers will need to undergo a brief medical check, including a temperature reading, and using a facemask is mandatory in public areas including parks, shops and transport such as taxis and buses.
A luxury yacht charter grants you the freedom to explore far and wide while socially distancing and enjoying all of life’s little pleasures. See an example Turkey charter itinerary for an example of what you could be doing this summer.