Every day I am being asked if it is safe to come to Turkey or will Turkey stop our home destinations to fly to the country.

I understand that many people are anxious about how this could affect their holidays.

New travel bans and advisories are being introduced on a daily basis making it very difficult to give accurate advice.

There is a lot of information on the internet and on social media, however, ensure that you check that you are getting this information from a trusted source. Someone asked me if I thought the situation will be worse in the summer or better, which countries will be safe, is it safe to fly; I am not qualified to answer these questions.

Yesterday The Daily Sabah reported that the Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan has announced that Turkey is to suspend in-bound flights from nine European countries – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden – until April 17.

It is advisable to check with your home government for information regarding travel. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey


The FCO travel – travel advice from the Foreign Office are constantly updating information on their Facebook page as well.

For other countries you will find this information in your language on your government websites.

Another important factor is to make sure you have appropriate travel insurance.  The advice below is from


Prepare for your travel

It is your responsibility to make sure you are prepared for travel. You should:

  • check the travel advice and sign-up for email alerts for your destination
  • make sure you have appropriate travel insurance if you have concerns about coronavirus, contact your travel insurance provider to check what will be covered should you become sick or required by local authorities to self-isolate or quarantine while travelling
  • check with your airline, tour operator, cruise line or other transport and accommodation providers for any coronavirus-related changes
  • plan ahead for any potential disruption to your travel
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