Is it safe to travel to greece and turkey now

TURKEY BY MOTORCYCLE: S02-E15 Athens – Istanbul 1200 Kms

At the agreed time we will transfer to the airport to take the flight to Ankara. Upon arrival, we will visit the most emblematic places of the city: the Museum of Ancient Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Ataturk.

Continue to the thermal pools of Pamukkale, known as the cotton castle thanks to the white color of the calcareous salts of its waters. We will then depart to Selcuk in Ephesus, which was built between the 1st and 2nd centuries. It is the best preserved ancient city in Asia Minor.

TIPS AND ADVICE FOR TRAVELING TO TURKEY!!! TOP 10 OF

It is necessary to be in possession of a passport or ID card with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of entry into Turkey. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Travel Recommendations for Turkey state that, for practical reasons, it is preferable to use a passport rather than an ID card. After passing the police check, you should see a stamp with the word GIRIS (entry in Turkish) and the date of entry stamped in your passport. Foreigners who do not have at least one free page in their passports are not accepted for entry. There are only certain border crossings through which you can enter with an ID card.

For stays longer than three months or trips for specific activities (academic research, paid work, studies, etc.) it is necessary to apply for a residence visa at the Turkish Embassy in Madrid or the Turkish Consulate General in Barcelona, among other requirements that you can consult in these official sources.

Going to Turkey in summer will allow you to enjoy its beaches and mild temperatures in the north and east, destinations that in winter are very cold. However, you should know that this is the high season and, in addition, it can be stiflingly hot for certain cultural or nature routes.

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We always turn to the travel recommendations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC) to give you a primer on safety in Turkey. On its page about this country, it starts in a very clear way: “Although Turkey is considered a safe country in terms of crime and delinquency, there is a high risk of terrorist attacks and, in certain regions, a high degree of violence caused by the fight against terrorist groups and by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, countries bordering Turkey. The likelihood of attacks throughout Turkey therefore remains high. These attacks are often indiscriminate and have included among their targets tourist, leisure or places frequented by foreigners.”

It also indicates medium risk areas in Istanbul, Ankara and, in general in tourist places, not only because they can be targeted by terrorist organizations, but also because the crime rate is higher there. Specifically:

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In Russia, vacations are considered a status symbol. Countries like Thailand, Cuba and Turkey are popular, and now face a dilemma: the Russians are staying away because of the war in Ukraine.

The war in Ukraine has forced Turkey to strike a delicate balance: supporting Kiev with drones while refraining from imposing sanctions on Russia. The conflict has also increased tensions in Istanbul, a haven for Ukrainians and a tourist destination for Russians.

The war in Ukraine has forced Turkey to strike a delicate balance: supporting Kiev with drones while refraining from imposing sanctions on Russia. The conflict has also increased tensions in Istanbul, a haven for Ukrainians and a tourist destination for Russians.

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