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Old 15th June 2018, 10:13   #51 (permalink)
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Re: Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates

Given the previous post from F & C and last night's occurences please continue to be careful.

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Update about electronic items on flights today from F & C Office.


Turkey travel advice

12:09pm, 20 June 2018: Latest update: Summary – update to existing information on carrying electronic devices in the cabin on flights from Turkey to the UK




The UK government has lifted a ban on carrying large electronic devices in the aircraft cabin of some flights to the UK.

Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops, tablets and accessories into the cabin of UK-bound flights from Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia were introduced in March.

However, after working with the aviation industry and international partners to introduce tough additional security measures, the UK government has begun lifting these restrictions on some UK-bound flights.

The vast majority of carriers operating out of these airports are no longer subject to these restrictions. Some airlines have decided to maintain the ban for operational reasons. This does not reflect the security standards at these airports, but is an operational decision by individual carriers. Passengers travelling from these airports should contact their airlines for advice about whether their flights are affected:

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Update from F & C Office today.


Turkey travel advice

10:09am, 3 October 2018: Latest update: Summary – update to information around the opening of the new airport in Istanbul and the lifting of restrictions on electrical items in aircraft cabins; Local laws and customs section – update to the information about purchasing of antiquities.

On 29 October the new airport in Istanbul is due to open with flights transferring from the existing Ataturk airport between 29 and 31 October. During the transition period, flights are expected to operate simultaneously from both airports. You should allow sufficient time for check in, transfers to onward destinations and for potential transfer between the two airports. If you have any questions regarding your flight you should contact your airline for information.

Restrictions on carrying large electronic devices in the aircraft cabin on flights departing from Turkey to the UK, have now been lifted. For more information and advice about what items you can take into the cabin on your flight from Turkey to the UK, contact your airline or travel company.

The possession, sale and export of antiquities is against the law and carries a prison sentence of 5 to 12 years as well as a substantial fine. Some historical items found at local markets and in antique shops can be sold within Turkey but are illegal to export. You should confirm the legal requirements before considering a purchase or returning home with an antique/historical item.

Warnings against travel to eastern areas remain in force.
You can check information on https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey
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Re: Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates for Turkey

There has been an update on health advice for travel to Turkey, issued today by the F & C Office. In particular there is guidance about possession of some medicines, which I've highlighted in red. There may be a case similar to the recent one in Egypt, so check before you travel.


At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest country-specific health advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page has information on vaccine recommendations, any current health risks or outbreaks, and factsheets with information on staying healthy abroad. Guidance is also available from NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website.

General information on travel vaccinations and a travel health checklist is available on the NHS website. You may then wish to contact your health adviser or pharmacy for advice on other preventive measures and managing any pre-existing medical conditions while you’re abroad.

The use or possession of some common prescription and over-the-counter medicines is controlled in Turkey. For more information on controlled medicines and the relevant documentation required, contact the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate before you travel. See this guidance from NaTHNaC on best practice when travelling with medicines.

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), is not valid in Turkey. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.
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