Turkey - Update History

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  • June 2023:  Information updates from cruising report from Wade and Diana Alarie on SV Joana.
  • May 2023: New links added.
  • December 2022: Removed information and links in reference to Marmaris Bay Cruisers website and Gwen Bylund on Immigration, Biosecurity and Links sections. All retired.
  • October 2022:  General information on inflation and price increases and security threats added from Gwen Bylund
  • May 2022: Black Sea security section updated.
  • April 2022: Restrictions updated with Black water tank rules, thanks to Frank Gunlu of Teos Marina.
  • March 2022: Covid protocols updated.
  • November 2021: Covid protocols updated.
  • October 2021: Formalities updated with help from Gwen Bylund of Marmaris Bay Cruisers. Covid protocols updated from official sites.
  • August 2021: Greece/Turkey sea borders opening added to site.
  • July 2021: Covid protocols updated and streamlined.
  • March 16, 2020: Updates to COVID-19 from SSCA Cruising Station.
  • March 15, 2020: Restricted countries re. COVID-19 added to Biosecurity.
  • March 4, 2020: Coronavirus restrictions added to Biosecurity, shared by Gwen Bylund of Marmaris Bay Cruisers.
  • April 2019: Airport information updated with the opening of a new international airport in Istanbul – from Viking-Turizm.
  • March 2019:  Security section updated using US Government guidelines (www.travel.state.gov)
  • December 2018:  Security section updated using UK FCO guidelines.
  • September 2018: Customs section updated re length of stay permitted by Customs.
  • April 2018: Blue Card information and cost updated by Gwen Bylund, SSCA, for both restrictions and fees section.
  • October 2017: Notice posted that visas suspended for US Citizens.
  • July 2017: Security advice updates from Marmaris Bay Cruisers.
  • March 2017: Security advice updates from MY LeeZe.
  • February 2017: Water and fuel update from MY LeeZe.
  • August 2016: Update to Residence Permit regulations.
  • March 2016: Security section updated and new paragraph placed in FACTS following US State Department Warning for travel in Turkey.
  • January 2016: All formalities checked/updated.
  • November 2015: Residence Permit information updated with new requirement for health insurance to be Turkish.
  • June 2015: Residence Permit Application information updated with introduction of new e-system online & checked by Finike Yachting Agency.
  • May 2015: Publications reviewed/revised.
  • March 2015: Residence Permit information updated using information from Marmaris Bay Cruisers.
  • January 2015: Blue Card Scheme information updated under Restrictions.
  • April 2014: Residence Permit new law passed.
  • February 2014: Clearance and Customs formalities checked.
  • May 2013: News of the translation services offered for emergency and health services sent by Samet Golgeci of Finike Yachting.
  • April 2013: New law for residence permits from [email protected].
  • January 2013: Agency recommendation from Peter & Cindy Barker of SY Bowtie Lady.

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