- Özgür Töre
SunExpress, which is the backbone of Turkish tourism by being an air bridge between Turkey and Europe, is offering COVID-19 Tourist Protection and Support Insurance with a Covid-19 coverage in collaboration with Güneş Sigorta to visitors for a safe and enjoyable vacation in Turkey.
Taking all the necessary measures to provide its passengers and crew with a healthy and safe flight experience in close cooperation with national and international health and aviation authorities, SunExpress has announced that it has begun offering Covid-19 travel insurance options in cooperation with Güneş Sigorta to its guests to make their trip as flawless and comfortable as possible both on the ground and up in the air.
SunExpress passengers who are traveling from abroad to Turkey will be able to obtain health insurance coverage against coronavirus by choosing one of the insurance alternatives available while booking their flight. This service guarantees that the treatment and hospitalization costs after a definitive diagnosis of Covid-19 will be covered by Güneş Sigorta. With this service offered at advantageous rates, passengers will be able to benefit from the best health care services during their stay in Turkey without any additional treatment costs. SunExpress guests can visit the airline’s website to find out more about this advantageous offer.
SunExpress brings European holidaymakers to Turkey’s most popular holiday destinations and also carries Turkish citizens living in Europe to their home countries and loved ones. The airline offers direct and scheduled flights from 14 cities in Turkey to 29 destinations in Europe.
Safety measures for Covid-19
SunExpress advises its passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before departure because of hygiene and social distancing rules at airports. The airline has taken all necessary measures to provide a healthy and safe flight experience for passengers and crew in close cooperation with national and international health and aviation authorities.
All passengers travelling from Turkey to Germany are required to take the Covid-19 test and those who do not submit a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival will not be allowed on board the flight.
Wearing face masks is mandatory on board all SunExpress flights. The airline has also updated its in-flight services to minimize contact. While the limited service will only be available on flights that are more than two hours long, SunExpress will no longer serve food and beverages on flights under two hours. According to directives from the relevant authorities, the airline will not accept any cabin baggage on board except essential items such as laptops, handbags, briefcases and baby items. SunExpress will also distribute disinfectant wipes to passengers on all its flights.
Disinfection procedures approved by international authorities are being carried out regularly on all aircraft in the SunExpress fleet. Each aircraft has the High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtering system that is also found in hospital operating rooms. These filters, which have a 99.9-percent success rate against all known viruses including the coronavirus, refresh the air every three minutes from top to bottom during the flight.
Within the scope of the “Hayat Eve Sığar” program implemented by the Turkish Ministry of Health, it is mandatory for all passengers booked on domestic flights to have a HES code during the Covid-19 pandemic or until further notice. Passengers who are not approved by the Ministry of Health for travel will not be permitted to fly.