Culture Minister: Turkey, Egypt should remove visa requirements

Gunay said on Thursday that Turkey and Egypt should remove visa requirements.

Culture Minister: Turkey, Egypt should remove visa requirements

Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said on Thursday that Turkey and Egypt should remove visa requirements.

"Thus a common destination can be created and we may increase interest of the world to the region," Gunay said speaking at a joint news conference with Tourism Minister Zoheir Garana of Egypt, currently in Turkey as the honorary guest of the 14th East Mediterranean and Eurasia Tourism and Travel Fair (EMITT 2010).

Gunay said relations between Turkey and Egypt on tourism were below the potential and should be boosted.

"Turkey and Egypt are important countries of the Middle East and the world with respect to tourism," Gunay said and expressed Turkey's readiness for every kind of cooperation to raise number of tourists.

Egyptian Tourism Minister said his country was continuously improving its services and quality of their facilities.

Following Turkey's recent diplomatic initiatives and its 'zero problem with neighbors' policy, number of countries lifting visa requirements on Turkey has risen to 55 after Syria, Libya, Lebanon and Jordan.

Below is the list of countries and special administrative regions that do not impose visa requirements on Turkey:

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Albania, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Morocco, Fiji, the Philippines, Guatemala, Republic of South Africa, Georgia, Haiti, Croatia, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Colombia, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Kosovo, Costo Rica, Libya, Lebanon, Macau Special Administrative region, Macedonia, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Republic of Palau, Paraguay, St. Vincent-Grenadines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, Swaziland, Chile, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Jordan, and Venezuela.


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