Pauline shared that there have been several groups that have flown to Turkey though it has not been of any significant number.
However, the attraction of Turkey for tourists from Indonesia is its simple terms for entering its territory.
“Turkey does not require any PCR or rapid tests from travelers. To board Turkish Airlines, travelers are not subject to presenting any PCR test. It is when travelers from Indonesia return that they are required to present a PCR test result.”
Turkey’s expected popularity for Indonesian tourists is also due to the fact that there are several competitive tour packages available in the Southeast Asian nation.
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Pauline said that a tourist from Indonesia would only pay Rp 14 million for a trip to Turkey lasting six to seven days.
Avoiding the complicated and expensive destinations
Although Dubai, United Arab Emirates has opened its doors to foreign tourists, not many Indonesians have yet to fly to the destination.
The Arab country’s complex requirements for foreign travelers, including mandatory three PCR tests upon arrival, have been off-putting for Indonesian travelers.
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