While preparations for the tourism season continue in Alanya, good news came from the backbone tourism market. German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with French President Emmanuel Macron and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz about the border issue in the context of the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) outbreak. Prime Minister Merkel stated that it is important to consider the corona virus transmission rate in neighboring countries and to comply with the necessary rules in order to return to the Schengen norms.
Merkel stated that the borders will be opened gradually by the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs. It was stated that the trials will be started in the country next week, and that there will be no control at the borders after June 15.
The EU Commission also made a statement regarding the reopening of the borders, saying “Open carefully. Opening should be step by step”.
The draft text on opening borders at the meeting of the EU Commission on Wednesday included the implementation of the anti-virus measures and the rules introduced among the countries with a high number of infections, and then the ultimate goal was to restore freedom of movement in the Schengen area.
Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz has worked hard to open borders with Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg and Tourism Minister Elisabeth Köstinger in order to reopen the borders at the EU, as he fears that tourism will suffer great losses in the past few weeks