Turkey as a Corona-area at risk: What you need to know if you would still like to travel there

the Turkey-travellers have to return to Germany with a 14-day quarantine expect anyone Who flies despite the travel warning, could not state the return acti

Turkey as a Corona-area at risk: What you need to know if you would still like to travel there
  • Turkey-travellers have to return to Germany with a 14-day quarantine
  • expect anyone Who flies despite the travel warning, could not state the return action expected
  • Free cancellation of booked holidays, is only possible

The Federal government has a travel warning for Turkey and more than 160 countries outside of the EU, in the first to 31. August extended. In addition to this General warning, the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) has published a list of States in which an increased risk of infection. Also, Turkey was classified as a Corona-risk area .

A trip, however, is not prohibited. The answers to the important questions:

Why is the Turkey as a risk area?

Turkey has cases, according to the John Hopkins University currently has 28,000 active Corona. In the last seven days, between 1200 and 1600 new cases were reported. It is not enough to be in a first step, as a risk area classified. According to the RKI, this is what happens when in States, "more than 50 Neuinfizierte per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days" are counted.

But the official case of Turkey, are considered in the Federal government with skepticism. For the assessment of high-risk areas, it is not only on the pure data - it is also about transparency. Turkey explains that the infection numbers in tourism areas and intensive care beds are not sufficient, a regional breakdown of the case numbers they are known, however. This is not expected in Berlin for the trust.

The Turkey, however, has the ban on entry for German nationals since 11. June 2020 repealed and are now urging a repeal on the part of the Federal government - which is considered unlikely. Turkish foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu was disappointed: "The scientific reasons behind the decision are hard for us," he said to the "mirror". Everything for a safe holiday in Turkey was prepared.

What are the consequences of travel in a risk area?

a trip to A risk area is not prohibited, it allows travellers to decide for themselves. However , the Federal government has ruled out a further return action of the traveler , such as at the beginning of the pandemic, is already . So it is not sure whether and how travelers can return in the case of the possible outbreak of a second wave of Infection to Germany.

in Addition, vacationers to the traveler to the end of a high-risk area in a two-week home quarantine . The individual provisions of the rules of the Federal States. Turkey-holiday-makers should the start of the journey prior to travel with the current regulations for re-entry to Germany to familiarize.

What is valid for already booked travel?

The already-booked summer holiday in Turkey can be cancelled free of charge. A key factor is the circumstances of "force majeure" to exist at the time of Travel. When traveling in third countries until December 31. August imposed a travel warning as "force majeure". If the trip is planned to a later point in time may not be on a cancellation free of charge familiar.

by the Way: The pure fear of developing a disease is not sufficient to cancel a trip free of charge. The tour operator says, however, the trip itself, he must refund the price of the trip.

Pays the health insurance/ travel cancellation insurance in the case of a Corona-infection?

Many insurance companies exclude the performance, when, as it is currently a travel warning exists. Often there are also disclaimers for pandemics. The WHO has classified Corona as a pandemic. This means that Contains the insurance contract this clause, the insurance pays, if a traveller in Corona ill. The clause must be included, according to consumer protection, however,, subsequently, insurers are not allowed to insert such clauses.

Also, many trip cancellation insurance policies exclude a power in the case of pandemic, or the Existence of a travel warning. Ask before the trip after commencement with your insurance provider or insurance.

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for General information about Turkey vacation:Turkey wants to score points with the strict hygiene regulations - TÜV is involved

The government has developed a "program for safe tourism", where restaurateurs and Hotels to participate in voluntary and leisure trust advertise Also German companies such as TÜV Süd now inspectors will review the company on a regular basis. The measures include the equipment of Hotels with protective clothing, as well as the development of hygiene regulations and clearance rules for example. The staff should receive pandemic training.

food and drinks are to be issued by the staff, Buffets with plexiglass Windows will be backed up. Luggage is treated with disinfectants. Hotel guests must be able to a distance of 1.5 m meet at the tables, and queues, but also with their sun beds on the beach. On the beaches of the Mediterranean, it should be only many give. Pools towels are to be Packed is passed.

air traffic again Turkish travel included - Intra-only with the authorisation code

regular air traffic between Turkey and Germany has been resumed. The semi-state airline, Turkish Airlines announced that they will use on their flights now, so-called Hygiene experts. This is to ensure that the toilets no queues.

upon arrival in Turkey, but also in Hotels can be used thermal imaging cameras , to be able to determine whether people have a fever. At elevated temperature measurement, or other symptoms of a Corona Test is necessary. In case of a positive Test, a medical treatment will be arranged even quarantine measures are possible. Travelers need to cover in the Terminals, the nose and mouth.

As the Foreign office informs, is for all domestic Turkish flights and train rides at the time of reservation, an approval code ("HTS Code") is required. This can be obtained via SMS or via an App. Information on this is provided by the respective airlines.

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Public life: curfew for people over 65 years of age from 20.00 to 10.00 am

For people over 65 years of age have a curfew from 20.00 PM to 10.00 PM. Travel restrictions between provinces since 1. June 2020 repealed.

To market places, super markets and public transport, and the mouth and nose must be covered; in some towns and areas everywhere in the public space. " Three steps " should be respected to other people.

hairdressers and shopping centres, as well as the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul already have open.

Turkish foreign Minister: "holidays safe and carefree"

The Turkey is dependent on tourists: 2019, the country took approximately 31.9 billion euros through tourism. Holidaymakers from Germany play a great role. However, the measures to guarantee a safe holiday in the Corona of a pandemic? "This summer, we expect our German friends to a safe and carefree holiday in Turkey," says Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on the website of the Ministry.

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Date Of Update: 19 June 2020, 15:26