ISTANBUL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
Provincial Directorate of Press and Public Relations
SAFE TOURISM CERTIFICATE
PRESS RELEASE (2021- 24)
Within the scope of the measures taken to prevent the spread of the New Coronavirus outbreak, which is declared as a "Pandemic" by the World Health Organization;
As per the Circular of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism dated 01.07.2020 and numbered 2020/14, the obligation that all accommodation facilities that are carrying out their operations with a capacity of 50 rooms or above should obtain a "Safe Tourism Certificate" from authorized certification companies was introduced.
As per the Circular dated 08.10.2020 and numbered 2020/17, the scope of the obligation to obtain such certificate was expanded, and all accommodation facilities with a capacity of 30-49 rooms holding a Certificate of Tourism Establishment obtained from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and those certified by Municipality are also obliged to obtain a Safe Tourism Certificate until 01.01.2021.
The results of the inspections carried out by our District Governorships since December 2020 under the coordination of our Governorate, regarding accommodation facilities that have been obliged to obtain a "Safe Tourism Certificate" are shown below.
Respectfully submitted to the public. 10.02.2021 – at 14.00
Facilities with the Obligation to obtain Safe Tourism Certificate in Istanbul:
NUMBER OF FACILITIES WITH A CAPACITY BETWEEN 30 - 49 ROOMS
Facilities that have a Certificate of Tourism Establishment obtained from the Ministry 145
Facilities certified by the Municipality 303
NUMBER OF FACILITIES WITH A CAPACITY OF 50 ROOMS AND ABOVE
Facilities that have a Certificate of Tourism Establishment obtained from the Ministry 386
Facilities certified by the Municipality 194
NUMBER OF FACILITIES THAT RECEIVED SAFE TOURISM CERTIFICATE
Number of facilities with a capacity between 30 - 49 rooms 359
Number of facilities with a capacity of 50 rooms and above 502
TOTAL 861 (%84)
NUMBER OF FACILITIES WHICH ARE NOT OPERATING (CLOSED) 148 (%14)
NUMBER OF FACILITIES CLOSED DUE TO NOT HAVING A CERTIFICATE 6
NUMBER OF FACILITIES WITH A CAPACITY LESS THAN 30 ROOMS OR
WHICH CHANGED THEIR FIELD OF OPERATION (DORMITORY, etc.) 13