Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Right Now?

As concern regarding the new Coronavirus grows every day, travellers have been postponing their travel plans across the globe. A lot of this anxiety however is created from the lack of information or rather misinformation that is floating across the internet. With governments around the world taking active measures to control and contain the virus, your travel plans don’t necessarily have to be on hold. Here’s all that you need to know based on actual current facts.

Current situation in Turkey

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As of today, there are no identified cases of the corona virus in Turkey marking it safe for travel to all tourists. The government further addressing tourism safety assured that in case of an emergency or the virus being detected, they are well equipped to handle it.  

Turkey travel advisory

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca assured everyone in their latest advisory that Turkey is safe from the outbreak so far and that there have been no cases involving any Turkish citizen or any foreigner visiting Turkey. He further added that 11,000 passengers arriving from China have been checked with thermal cameras and after analysis from several provinces of Turkey, all of the tests have come back negative for the virus.  

The local government has also deployed health care personnel at the airport and currently all direct flights between the two countries have been suspended.

Know before you go

  • Talk to your doctor before travelling, especially if you are travelling with children
  • Avoid all high-risk areas such as farms, live animal markets or surfaces with animal droppings and secretions on them.
  • If you do come in contact with animals or animal products, avoid touching your nose, mouth or eyes till you have properly sanitized yourself.
  • Monitor your health closely and keep a distance from sick people especially if they have fever or breathing difficulties
  • Follow the local advisories
  • Check with your travel insurance company about how your specific policy covers the situation in case of an emergency
  • Due to increased screening measures at airports and border crossings, keep sufficient lead time while travelling
  • If you feel sick while travelling to or from Turkey, contact the nearest embassy, consulate or your airline crew as a precaution and advise them of your travel history

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Please be assured that Flynote values and prioritises its customers’ safety over everything else. You can reach out to us for any concerns regarding your travel in the meanwhile.