TURKEY TO ALLOW VISA-FREE TRAVEL FOR 6 MORE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Turkey to allow visa-free travel for 6 More European Countries

Turkey will be allowing Citizens of six more European countries to travel to Their country without a visa beginning next month, a Foreign Ministry official said.

Turkey next month will lift visa restrictions for tourists from Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the U.K. starting March 2, spokesman Hami Aksoy said Thursday.

The new visa-free regime will allow entry for up to 90 days per 180-day period.

The decision aims to boost tourism ties with the 6 countries, thus help further develop commercial, economic and cultural relations with these nations Aksoy said.

Turkey is already a popular destination for British tourists, with more than 2.5 million arrivals last year.

Some 51.9 million people visited Turkey in 2019, including 44.7 million foreigners and 7.2 million Turkish expats.

Turkey having hosted the highest annual number of tourists ever last year, Turkey was the 6th most-visited country in the world, according to the U.N.

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