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Turkey. Updated. Regime of cargo transportation in terms of COVİD 19 as of 27 April 2020


Measures Taken by Turkey Concerning International Freight Transport

Circular of Ministry of Interior dated 9/4/2020 concerning International Freight Transport has been amended on 27/4/2020 and in accordance with these Circulars;

 - For Transit (the same practice is valid): Vehicles which will pass in transit through Turkey will be equipped with vehicle tracking system (GPS) and will be allowed to enter Turkey  and exit within 24 or 36 hours, based on the distance of the border gate. This period might be extended until 48 hours taking into account the road/weather conditions. Vehicles in transit will use the designated routes, stations/parking stations.

- For transport operations to/from Turkey; health checks of the drivers will be conducted, 

         o If symptoms of disease are detected, foreign drivers will not be allowed to enter Turkey, Turkish drivers will be subject to quarantine. 

         o If symptoms are not detected, foreign drivers will be able to enter Turkey without waiting 14 day quarantine period on condition that they commit they will exit Turkey within 72 hours (72 hour period can be extended for 24 hours based on the conditions of the road/weather/customs). Turkish drivers will be able to leave Turkey without waiting 14 days. 

         o Transportation of medicine, medical supplies and food goods urgent for the Turkey will be given priority. 

- Restrictions concerning Border Crossing Points with Iran and Iraq still applies (Traffic is not allowed, only truck drivers of foreign nationalities will be allowed to exit from the aforementioned border crossing points provided they will not be readmitted). 

- Ro-Ro operations are carried out without drivers (only semi-trailers/trailers are accepted).




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