Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Transportation
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President of the Republic of Turkey made the Decision. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure (Mr. Cahit Turhan) made the public announcement.
Overview: All international flights coming to Turkey were suspended as of March 27, 2020. (The application of suspension of flights from China and Iran have been expanded to include South Korea, Italy and Iraq on March 3, 2020; Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands on March 14, 2020).
Full details here: http://web.shgm.gov.tr/documents/sivilhavacilik/files/Covid-19/27-03-2020-NOTAM-COVID-19.pdf
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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: According to the Note of General Directorate of Civil Aviation, the Decision was taken by the “President of the Republic of Turkey”, based on the advice of “Scientific Board of COVID-19”. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure (Mr. Cahit Turhan) made the public announcement after the regular meeting of the Scientific Board referring to the Minister of Health and the Scientific Board.