yalimart

The Carnwath Massive
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I know of a couple of hotel workers who have earned nothing for over a year, people I have known for over 30 years, been friends with for 30 years and one having visited my home in England when times were good, asked us for nothing despite clearly struggling. It took 5 minutes to transfer some money, a relatively small amount to us, but possibly significant to him and I will be happy to do it again. I/we have a social conscience, its not the preserve of socialists which I/we could never claim to be.
One of my friends in Yalikavak, non UK or Turkish makes food and shares with people who have worked for him who are struggling. It really isn't difficult
 

Kanga

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World's leading tour operator cancels summer holidays to Turkey​


  • Jun 20 2021 04:39 Gmt+3
  • Last Updated On: Jun 20 2021 04:39 Gmt+3
Tourism company TUI has announced a cancellation of all holidays to seven destinations, including Turkey, citing the “ongoing uncertainty around travel” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The move comes as EU member states prepare to open borders for non-essential travel from third countries. Turkey is excluded from a EU safe travel list that will remain in effect until the end of August barring any developments, Artı Gerçek news site reported on Sunday.
TUI will only be operating inside borders that the United Kingdom's Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office allows, it said, citing company spokeswoman Sarah Saucin.
Other cancelled destinations by the tour operator include Tunisia,Mexico, Jamaica, the Maldives, the Dominican Republic and Miami.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday signalled hope for the country’s vital tourism industry, which is suffering from the fallout of the pandemic for the second consecutive summer.
“Our country has gradually started to come off the lists of travel restrictions. We welcome the decision taken by Russia, after France, in this direction,” state-run Anadolu news agency cited Erdoğan as saying. “We will be able to ensure that our tourism professionals seize this opportunity at least in the second half of the 2021 season.”
Turkey’s tourist arrivals were down 54 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, according to the Tourism and Culture Ministry, but the country has hinged hopes on the drop in coronavirus infections following strict lockdown measures in the spring.
Tourism is the biggest source of foreign exchange revenue for Turkey, helping to spur economic growth and to finance its gaping current account deficit, the widest measure of net inflows and outflows of capital and goods.
Without the income, the country’s financial obligations to the rest of the world must be met through other means, exposing the lira, which was hit with successive lows in 2020, to selling pressure.

 

enoch

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The health officials give a warning about Russian tourists coming. The new increase in Russia in the infection rate is down to the delta virus from India. Which has a quicker infection rate and higher death rate.The numbers are going up 3 fold
 

enoch

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A good start to the Russians coming,they are hopful for 20 million tourists this year with an extended holiday season.
 

enoch

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Just spoke to the neighbour who is working in a hotel know doesn't know when they will get there vaccine,and no staff are wearing masks!!!! I will not say anything else.
 

enoch

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Just seen what the Russian's are paying for holidays in hotels. All inclusive. 2 adults 1child
4* with water park
16468tl
5* budget 17772 tl
5* quality 19820/26111 tl
5* lux 43755/48662
5x Vip Lux tl 83081/142425. tl
It seems they do spend money,
 

Mushroom

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They won't even charge for bringing in their Covid infections. Damn fine people these Ruskies?
 

IbrahimAbi

Grey wisdom
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Just seen what the Russian's are paying for holidays in hotels. All inclusive. 2 adults 1child
4* with water park
16468tl
5* budget 17772 tl
5* quality 19820/26111 tl
5* lux 43755/48662
5x Vip Lux tl 83081/142425. tl
It seems they do spend money,
Are masks included?
 

enoch

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Not sure about this but read. The uk has told turkey, tourists will be allowed to come if they have had 2 vaccines
 
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Kanga

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Just seen what the Russian's are paying for holidays in hotels. All inclusive. 2 adults 1child
4* with water park
16468tl
5* budget 17772 tl
5* quality 19820/26111 tl
5* lux 43755/48662
5x Vip Lux tl 83081/142425. tl
It seems they do spend money,
How much of that will filter out into the local communities? Most of that will be going back to the banks to repay loans.

PS: How long? A week, 2 weeks?
 
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Camden

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The Turkish Ministry of Interior sent a circular to 81 Provincial Governorships on “Entry Measures After July 1, 2021”
Translation
In the circular, it was stated in a with the letter written by the General Directorate of Public Health of the Ministry of Health, after taking into account all the developments of the epidemic in other countries, the measures to be implemented at border gates as of July 1, 2021 were submitted to the Ministry of Interior.

In the circular, it was stated that the following measures and practices should be implemented at all land, air, sea and railway border gates as of July 1, 2021, in line with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, due to escalation in the course of the epidemic observed in some countries with its new variants, and the measures were listed as follows:

TRAVEL FROM 6 COUNTRIES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED

1 . "Flights from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka have been suspended until a new decision is taken on this matter. Direct travel from these countries to our country will not be allowed.

Persons who come from another country but are understood to have been in Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will be requested to submit a PCR test report with a negative result, made maximum 72 hours before entering our country, and these persons will stay for 14 days in places to be determined by the governorates. will be quarantined. If the PCR test result at the end of the 14th day of the quarantine is negative, the quarantine measure will be terminated. Those with a positive PCR test result will be isolated from the date the test result is positive, and the measure will be terminated with a negative result from the PCR test at the end of the 14th day.

2 . The duration of the mandatory quarantine application for people who came to our country from Afghanistan and Pakistan and those who are understood to have been in these countries in the last 14 days will be applied as 10 days. If the PCR test is positive, the Ministry of Health will act in accordance with the Covid-19 guide.

3 . Mandatory quarantine to be applied for people who have been in Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days, or who have come to our country from Afghanistan and Pakistan, or who have been in these countries in the last 14 days, will serve as dormitories determined by the governorates or as a quarantine hotel. applicable to accommodation facilities. Quarantine hotels, accommodation fees, transfers of these people from the border gates, etc. The procedures and principles regarding the issues will be determined and announced by the governorships.

A PCR TEST DONE 72 HOURS AGO WILL BE REQUESTED

4 . Individuals from the UK, Iran, Egypt and Singapore will be required to submit a negative PCR test report up to 72 hours prior to entry.

5 . Those who come from other countries that are not covered by the first, second and fourth articles should be vaccinated at least 14 days before entering our country through all border gates (land, air, sea, railway) and/or have been ill for the last 6 months, starting from the 28th day of the first PCR positive test result. Those who present a document issued by the relevant country's official authorities stating that they have had the disease in their home country will not be required to submit a PCR/rapid antigen test report with a negative result, and quarantine measures will not be applied to these individuals. In the event that the vaccination certificate or the documents proving that they have had the disease cannot be presented when entering our country from these countries, the PCR test report with a negative result maximum 72 hours before the entry or the submission of the negative rapid antigen test result within a maximum of 48 hours from the entry will be deemed sufficient.

6 . Persons who will enter Turkey through all border gates by the Ministry of Health will be able to undergo PCR testing on the basis of sampling at their destination.
In this context, people will be allowed to go to their final destination after the test samples are taken. If the test results are positive, they will be treated in line with the Covid-19 guide of the Ministry of Health. People with close contact with people with positive test results will be quarantined for a period of 14 days at the addresses they have determined, and quarantine conditions will be terminated if the PCR test results to be performed at the end of the 10th day are negative.
The quarantine conditions of those who are found to carry the delta variant will be terminated with a negative PCR test result at the end of the 14th day.

THEY WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM TEST AND QUARANTINE

7. In order not to adversely affect foreign trade, aircraft-ship crews, seafarers considered as key personnel, and truck drivers will be exempted from the SARS-CoV-2 PCR test and quarantine application.

8. Citizens who will enter our country through our border gates;
8.1- Those who document that they have been vaccinated at least 14 days before entering our country and/or that they have had the disease within the last 6 months, starting from the 28th day of the first PCR positive test result, and a PCR test report with a negative result maximum 72 hours before entry, or a maximum of 48 hours before entry Those who present a negative rapid antigen test result will be allowed to enter our country.

8.2- Citizens who cannot present the documents or test results specified in the above article will be allowed to go to their residence after applying the PCR test at the border gates, and those who have a positive test result will be isolated in their residence.

8.3- On the other hand, considering the concentration that may be experienced during the summer months for citizens living/residing abroad and coming to their hometowns or holiday destinations for leave or vacation, limited to our land and railway border gates in our Edirne and Kırklareli provinces; Our citizens who cannot present the documents or test results specified in Article 8.1 will be allowed to pass through the border gates by filling out a form containing their basic information (including the place/address information they will be in the country).

Citizens who are allowed to enter the country in this way will be quarantined at their destination, with the implementation principles to be determined by the Ministry of Health, and quarantine will continue until they submit a negative PCR test report.

Necessary decisions will be taken by the governor / district governor and Border Gate Civil Administrative Chiefs regarding the specified measure in cooperation with all public institutions and organizations working at the border gates and within the framework of the provisions of other relevant legislation.

 

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