Will we be quarantined in Istanbul

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By Traveller March 23, 2020
Istanbul

Will we be quarantined in Istanbul

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By Jayne Traveller March 23, 2020

We are flying home from thailand to istanbul next week, we cannot fly from Istanbul on the same day, can we stay in a hotel untill we can fly the next day , with the restrictions of corona virus, we want to self isolate in our home? Or will we be quarantined in Istanbul?

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Hello Jayne,

I think the best way is to contact your embassy. 184 Corona Virus hotline may help you as well. Stay safe.
Local March 23, 2020
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Hi Jayne
Im not sure you Got my answer?
Br Kristoffer
Local March 24, 2020
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Hi Jayne.
I Think it is dependent on your nationality. Im danish so I would not be allowed to get in to Turkey.
But do you have a flight from BKK to IST With Turkish Airlines? I thought that was closed Down for now?
Local March 24, 2020
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I dont think that they will let you stay in a hotel. You might even not able to go out of airport.Now we have very strict regulations for tourists. For turkish citizens coming from abroud there is 14 day of carantina. I recommend you to stay where you are. It is the best thing to do in this pandemic days. But ofcourse if you must go home the best thing to do is to stay at the airport i guess. Anyway how could you buy a ticket to Istanbul by the way? We dont accept tourists at the moment for precautions. As far as i know only transits are allowed. Strange. Where is your final destination?
Local March 23, 2020
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She is to fly back home by a transit flight through Istanbul airport , I think if the flight is a must so they have to stay somewhere in the airport after undergoing covid-19 test
SUMER Local March 24, 2020
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We are Turkish citizens , our home destination is fethiye, we leave Thailand on 31/03 to Istanbul,
My personel advice is that if it is not an Emergency, definitely do not come because goverment is increasing security and quarantina measures day by day. For instance, +65 years olds are restricted from outdoor yesterday. Maybe hotels can be closed on next days, who knows ???
Postpone, delay or find an alternative way. Even you have better to cancel, as nowhere is totally safe nowadays in the world. At least, you know your current place better than anywhere which has lots of ambiguities.
You may check "Algerians protest" at Istanbul Airport from the internet. They have been locked because of Algerian Airline flight due to Algeria closed down its border. As far as I know, they are under quarantina at airport. I mean transit flights are not only about İstanbul and Turkey,too.
Local March 23, 2020
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