Turkey shuts border with Iran over fears regarding corona virus

Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Turkish tourist arrivals went up in January but there are chances of a slowdown in the coming months, said a hotel association on Monday. The shutting down of Turkey’s border with Iran fueled fears regarding the impact of the corona virus.

 

The apprehension regarding the spread of the virus in Iran, a key source of tourists for Turkey, became apparent with Turkish Airlines canceling flights to four Iranian cities.
Tourism remains an important source of foreign currency for Turkey.

 

On Monday, Tourism Ministry figures showed that the number of foreign visitors arriving in Turkey went up 16.1% year-on-year in January to 1.79 million, with Iranians fourth on the list of countries grabbing 6.7% of the market.

 

On Sunday, Turkey’s health minister said that the country has shut its border with Iran and halted incoming flights as a precautionary measure to stop the potential spread of corona virus.

 

Tehran said that 12 people have died and up to 61 have been infected by the virus in Iran.
Last year as a whole, around 2.1 million Iranian tourists visited Turkey.

 


(No Like Yet)

Related Posts

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 01 WTM London 2020
  • 06 ITB Asia 2020
  • 12 ITE Hong Kong 2020
  • 13 IMEX 20
  • 16 FHC 2020
  • 16 G&A 2020
  • 16 ITB asia 2020
  • 16 TAAPE 2020
  • 17 AAA-banner 2020
  • 18 WCTIE 2020
  • 20 GWS-2020
  • 23 emitt 21
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. Travel forward online

      July 14 @ 9:00 AM - July 28 @ 12:00 PM
    2. DRT SHOW SHANGHAI

      July 17 - July 19
    3. SHANGHAI WORLD TRAVEL FAIR (SWTF)

      July 30 - August 2
    4. IT&CM CHINA 2020

      August 3 - August 5
    5. Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo 2020

      August 4 - August 6
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com