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What are Coronavirus Certified Hotels in Turkey?

In this article we will present Coronavirus Certified Hotels in Turkey.

Coronavirus Certified Hotels in Turkey : There is an action plan for tourism in Turkey

It includes all tourist services.

One component is the coronavirus certification of hotels.

There are also provisions for flights, airport transfers, attractions and restaurants.

Which regulations must coronavirus certified hotels in Turkey comply with?

Regarding Coronavirus Certified Hotels in Turkey, the certification program of the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Culture includes more than 30 regulations for all areas in the hotels. There are separate provisions for the beach area, catering and room cleaning.

Hotels must comply with all regulations in order to receive certification. The inspection is carried out by the authorities.

The most important provisions are:

  • Staff serve food at the buffet
  • Minimum distance between tables
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of all hotel areas
  • Training of the staff
  • Contingency plan
  • Certification and control of the hotels by authorities
  • Complete tour of a hotel
  • 12 parts of the coronavirus regulations

1. Arrival at the hotel

Written information on the coronavirus (Covid-19) hygiene measures and rules in the hotel.

Preferring cashless payment.

2. Gastronomy

Minimum distance of 1.5m between tables and 60cm between chairs.

Protection of the open buffet by a glass visor.

Handover of the food at the open buffet by the staff.

Regular, proper cleaning of all service utensils.

Operation of shared tea machines, coffee machines, dispensers and drinks machines by the staff.

Cleaning dining tables, furniture and table accessories with alcohol-based detergents after each use.

Disposable salt shakers, pepper shakers and napkins on the tables.

3. Pool and beach

Sufficient chlorine content in the pools.

Ongoing disinfection of sanitary facilities and changing rooms in the area of ​​the swimming pools and beaches.

4. Hotel room

Regular disinfection and proper storage of reusable room cards, keys, etc.

Disinfection of kettles, TV and air conditioning after guests have checked out.

Measures to use disposable materials (shampoo, soap, shower cap, glass, plates, cutlery, etc.)

Regular replacement of air filters

5. Coronavirus suspected case

Isolation area in the hotel for suspected cases

Emergency plan with all institutions involved

Training of staff for emergencies

6. Sauna and fitness area

Use of the sauna, hammam, steam bath and similar areas is limited to 30 minutes.

15-minute cleaning after use.

Alcohol-based disinfectants for visitors.

Logging of visitors.

Good air supply in the SPA and control of the humidity

Use of single-use materials: shampoo, shower gel, …

7. Animation

Capacity for the animation program

Disinfectant at the entrance to the animation area

8. Hotel vehicles

Face mask in the vehicle.

Alcohol-based hand sanitisers and masks must be available in the vehicle.

Cleaning of doorknobs, seats, hand holders and other frequently used surfaces after each transfer.

Security arrangements for valet parking.

9. Personnel

The staff must have a hygiene training certificate issued by the Ministry of Education.

Regular training on food safety and hygiene measures for department heads in the areas of purchasing, receiving, storage, kitchen and food production.

Training of the staff at  reception on all measures for the check-in of guests.

Do the reception staff have the information about all the measures to be taken at check-in?

Training of staff in the use of protective equipment: masks, gloves, etc.

Hotel employees are checked via biometric face recognition and heat sensor measurements at the hotel entrance. The body temperature is recorded.

The shops in the hotels must be adapted to the hygiene plan.

No visits from friends, relatives or any kind of visits to the staff’s accommodations.

Measures in the rest and social rooms of the staff to comply with the minimum distance regulation.

Minimum distance for staff in the accommodations.

10. Personal protective equipment

Regular and adequate supply of personal protective equipment.

11. Kitchen

There are 28 points for safety in the kitchen alone. Here I have summarized the most important points: