Turkish Ambassador to Serbia, Hami Aksoy, highlighted the outstanding cooperation between Serbia and Turkey in tourism, and as a further form of travel liberalization, he said that, in the near future, Serbian tourists will only have to show an electronic ID card when entering Turkey.
Announcing Turkey’s participation in the upcoming International Tourism Fair in Belgrade from March 24-27, Ambassador Aksoy said that activities on promoting the Turkish tourism offers will begin on the first day of the Fair at his country’s booth.
“The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, visited Turkey in January this year. At the same time, the joint committee met and four important agreements were signed between our two countries, one of which covers tourism. If I could somehow summarize the relations between Serbia and Turkey, I would say that this period has been the best in the history of relations between our two countries,” the Ambassador added.
In 2021, 85% more tourists from Serbia visited Turkey than in the pre-pandemic period. Statistical data show that over 230,000 Serbian tourists visited Turkey last year. The number of tourists from Turkey who visited Serbia increased by 95% and stood at about 48,000.
“Our two countries have a visa-free regime and soon enough, passports will not be needed as only an ID card with a chip would suffice for entering either country,” Mr Aksoy added.
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