Corona arrived in Turkey

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#81
Some confusion on flights being operated from outside of Turkey to Turkey

From the government site on advice to travel
Restrictions in response to coronavirus

Passengers who are not Turkish nationals or residents of Turkey are not permitted to enter Turkey.

Some airlines are operating flights to Turkey on an occasional basis to repatriate Turkish nationals and residents of Turkey from abroad, in cooperation with the Turkish government. If you live in Turkey but are currently in the UK and wishing to return to Turkey, email the Turkish Consulate-General in London (consulate.london@mfa.gov.tr) to register your interest in returning.

If you’re outside the UK, contact the Turkish Embassy or Consulate in the country you are in. Although there is no barrier to British nationals with residence permits entering Turkey, priority will be given to Turkish nationals.

Passengers arriving from overseas are subject to enforced quarantine at a government-run quarantine facility. You should refer to the operating airline and your nearest Turkish Embassy before you travel, to ensure you are permitted to enter Turkey on these flights.
So if an airline is showing available flights to Turkey does not mean anyone can fly there.
As well as overcoming the above hurdles people need to ensure they are covered by insurance which covers Covid19, as far as I’m aware insurance companies removed this cover mid March

I’m not saying the above is 100% as we know things change by the minute at the moment, but this the latest status online.
I think you can't come to Turkey from the UK directly but if you go to a permitted country (lets say Greece or Montenegro) and then you can enter Turkey. Yes?
 
#83
Whoaaa, look at that and "hello corona"

https://www.kusadasihaber.com.tr/haber/kusadasina-5-gunde-72-bin-660-arac-giris-yapti-832

In short: first weekend traffic jam on the outskirts of Kuşadası on Friday evening, since then 72 660 cars from the direction of Selçuk and 61 000 vehicles from the direction of Söke entered Kuşadası despite a strict curfew in the Province of Izmir!
Thousands of families flocked to their summer houses and the beaches in and around Kuşadası during the current heatwave!
Scary!!! :eek::sick::unsure::mad:
 
#86
On Monday, June first, life in Turkey will be back to normal, except for those aged over 65 and under 18:

*Turkey will lift restrictions on intercity travel and allow restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen
*excluding places of entertainment, enterprises such as restaurants, patisseries, cafes, tea gardens, swimming pools, and hot springs will also reopen.
*the motorway service areas will begin to serve
*beaches, parks, gardens, driving courses, restaurants, archaeological sites, libraries, youth centers and camps, and museums in Turkey will reopen
*daycare centers and kindergartens will also reopen
Great news for everybody, except for us golden oldies and kids :cool:
 

peril

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#87
We’re hoping ( and the hope gets slimmer as time goes by!) to visit for 6 weeks from mid September. If the quarantine is not finished by then, himself will be confined to the house. It is bad enough that we have been confined to a 2 km radius of home for ten weeks and only out for exercise or necessary shopping- but I don’t think he’d cope with only being allowed out for a few hours on a Sunday! In fact Karinbea - I don’t know how you can do it- I admire you for your resilience.
 
#88
There is hope on the horizon:

*The government is considering easing the restrictions imposed on the movement of those aged over 65 and probably abolishing the ban altogether by July.
*President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: “The risk of contracting the coronavirus for elderly people is higher, thus they need to stay at home”
*The blueprint foresees that elderly people could be allowed to go out two days a week.
*According to the plan, elderly people could go out on one weekday so that they could handle some routine businesses, such as paying the bills.
*The ban on this age group could be totally removed sometime in mid-June but not until the start of July if the number of COVID-19 cases show no increase for this age group.
Still a long way to go...:rolleyes:
 

peril

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#90
Seems a bit harsh only a few hours a week but I suppose they’re working on the principle of better safe than sorry.
 

peril

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#92
I feel your pain Kas - we’ve plenty here ignoring the rules too- many of whom should know better! Still it will hopefully come to an end at the beginning of July - still a bit away though. Keep strong and stay safe. The
 
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#93
YEAH!!! Good news:

*Around 7.5 million over-65s will now be able to go out every day from 10 am to 8 pm, Erdoğan said, relaxing a measure that had almost entirely forbidden them from going outside since March 21.
*A similar prohibition imposed on under-18s on April 4 was also lifted, with the condition that young people still have to be with their parents when they are out, Erdoğan said.
I bet the teens will love that! :LOL::ROFLMAO:
 
#94
Two new cases of covid-19 confirmed in Ege Mahallesı in Kuşadası,
the patients with heavy symptoms came from Mardın to their summerhouse in a site
and are now treated in the state hospital in Aydın.
People are speculating on social media about which site might be affected and whether the patients went to the market, if hopefully they were wearing masks in public and practising social distancing and so on...
Be aware that the pandemic is not over yet, please be careful, take care and stay healthy! (y)
 
#95
The apparently first victim of covid-19 in the region is a taxi driver from Selçuk who sadly died after 45 days in an IC unit in a hospital,
may he rest in peace.
Please take care and stay healthy everybody, wear your masks and wash your hands! Good luck to y'all
 
#98
Apparently the authorities controlled yesterday and gave hefty fines to 500 people who were caught NOT wearing the mandatory face mask in the center of Kuşadası!
Obviously it did not prevent people from going out without wearing a mask today, as seen at Ladies Beach, the AVM and other areas in Kuşadası.
In the village of Davutlar a whopping 90% of people out on the streets do not wear masks, no wonder the numbers of new covid cases keep going up...:confused::eek::cry:
 
#99
Apparently the authorities controlled yesterday and gave hefty fines to 500 people who were caught NOT wearing the mandatory face mask in the center of Kuşadası!
Obviously it did not prevent people from going out without wearing a mask today, as seen at Ladies Beach, the AVM and other areas in Kuşadası.
In the village of Davutlar a whopping 90% of people out on the streets do not wear masks, no wonder the numbers of new covid cases keep going up...:confused::eek::cry:
And so many of these people have been allowed by the Government to come here from previously restricted travel Provinces/cities ...
 
Apparently the authorities controlled yesterday and gave hefty fines to 500 people who were caught NOT wearing the mandatory face mask in the center of Kuşadası!
Obviously it did not prevent people from going out without wearing a mask today, as seen at Ladies Beach, the AVM and other areas in Kuşadası.
In the village of Davutlar a whopping 90% of people out on the streets do not wear masks, no wonder the numbers of new covid cases keep going up...:confused::eek::cry:
Is there difficulty getting masks?
 
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