Hundreds of tourists arrived in Turkey from Moscow on Aug. 10, the first day of Russian flights into Turkish vacation hubs since the pause in operations due to COVID-19. Moscow had restarted flights to Istanbul and Ankara on Aug. 1.
Trains and planes will resume operations at the end of May, and will operate at 50 percent capacity. Passengers will be required to provide a unique code, obtainable only through the Turkish Health Ministry's mobile app. While Turkish citizens aren't mandated to use the app, they will not be able to purchase travel tickets without it.
Turkish Airlines has extended the suspension of their international flights until May 20, the company said April 14. The company had previously suspended all domestic flights until April 20, which is still in effect, the statement noted.
Turkey's gas stations have lost 60 to 75 percent of sales during the COVID-19 outbreak, daily Sözcü reported April 8. Limitations on intercity bus travels have furthered victimized petroleum workers in Turkey, Union of Gas Station, Petroleum and Gas Employers said.
Both the stage that the capitalism has reached globally and Turkey’s implementation of it, cannot be neglected while discussing the underlying factors which tie the climate crisis and the COVID-19 outbreak to each other.