Travel Alert – Warning for Turkey…

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Government Warning Issued for Turkey

The U.S. State Department has issued this latest warning for people traveling and living in Turkey.  This information is available to GeoBlue plan members from the GeoBlue website daily.  Travel Safe!

Category: Unrest

Severity: 3 (Moderate)

Source: U.S. Department of State

07/18/2016 (Turkey) – The U.S. Consulate General Istanbul informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected at the U.S. Consulate General Istanbul and the vicinity this afternoon beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. U.S citizens should avoid the U.S. Consulate this afternoon and exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations, and monitor media reports. Check local media for the latest updates and take the appropriate steps to bolster your personal security.

If you are impacted by the current situation in Turkey, we encourage you to closely monitor our Turkey Crisis Page for additional information. Expect further disruptions in commercial and public transportation, and check with your transportation provider (e.g., airline, train operator, etc.). Per the Federal Aviation Administrations notice to airmen (NOTAM), U.S. airline carriers are prohibited from flying to or from Istanbul and Ankara airports. All airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited from flying into the United States from Turkey either directly or via a third country. Further, although some airlines resumed service, travelers should be prepared for changes to flight schedules and paths. Please work with your airline or travel agency to find alternate routes, which may include additional stops at alternate airports or additional security clearances en route, but will enable you to get to your final destination.

Copyright © 2016 U.S. Department of State

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