COVID-19 outbreak has shaken the financial stability of the world very badly. The aesthetic industry has experienced a complete reset because of the Coronavirus outbreak that spread from Wuhan, a city in China. Not just the aesthetic world, but most of the business areas except for pharmacy, logistics, and food industry have experienced this massive pause on their operations because of the pandemic. Coronavirus’s impact on aesthetic procedures has affected the stability of health tourism in some countries as well.
Turkey is the biggest destination for those who would like to visit another country for aesthetic purposes. Turkey is believed to house $3 billion worth of aesthetic procedures in its soil every year. However, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the most interesting country of both Europe and Asia has suffered a great economic depression just like the rest of the world. The fate of the economy in Turkey is mostly based on tourism. If tourists do not visit Turkey during a tourism season just, as usual, the country suffers from financial hardships for that season.
What Will Happen To Turkey’s Health Tourism?
Turkey is a bridge between eastern and western countries. People from Europe and the Middle East and Asia visit Turkey every year for tourism purposes. Turkey is also famous for its advanced aesthetic clinics. Even though the currency crisis that has damaged the reputation of the country in the summer of 2018, Turkey is still a powerful economy thanks to its tourism activities in its soil, especially in İstanbul.
Turkey has started a couple of normalization operations all around the country to prepare itself for the summer of 2020. The country has proved its success in the fight against COVID-19 and considered one of the few countries that has ever achieved this much success. According to the gossips from some top people, aesthetic clinics in Istanbul are believed to return their operations in July 2020.