With more and more countries easing restrictions, we started our season last month. In the past weeks, we sailed with great guests who enjoyed their holiday onboard Sailing Chef.
Infection rate slows down | Vaccination rate accelerates | Restrictions lifted
Turkey's COVID-19 infection rates have come down rapidly since May. As the official ECDC overview shows, the infection rate (14 days) is now lower than in countries like The Netherlands, Spain and The UK and similar to France, Ireland and Canada (source: ECDC). Across Turkey, 14.5 million people have received both coronavirus doses, and more than 28.2 million have received the first dose. The vaccination rate has accelerated to 1.5 million doses per day.
There are no travel incoming travel restrictions for most EU and no-EU travellers into Turkey, and local restrictions are lifted on 1 July.
This has led some EU countries, including Germany and France, to declare Turkey safe to travel. Some countries keep some restrictions in place for now. We are optimistic these will disappear soon, given the vaccination rates and infection numbers.
Last-minute opportunity: Week of 3 July
At Sailing Chef, we want our guests to enjoy a carefree holiday. So, we continue to provide our guests with the liberty to cancel if restrictions remain in place in their home country. This led to UK guests cancelling their trip for 3 July.
We are providing you with the last-minute opportunity to book your exclusive gulet and enjoy an unforgettable and all-inclusive sailing cruise at rates that are normally only available for our recurring guests, our Friends of the Chef. The picture shows the sailing area, undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking in the world. Our departure harbour for the week of 3 July will be Datca. All you need to do is book a flight, step onboard and enjoy the Blue Cruise Life.
Of course, we're here to answer any questions and assist you with anything you need.
Your Sailing Chef Team