As the COVID-19 Pandemic has kept millions of people under lock down all around the world, Turkish Government followed the international guidelines and regulations according to World Health Organization and decided to keep the Turkish people under lockdown on special terms.
Current lock down situation in Turkey is divided in to two parts; weekdays and weekends. We are currently facing stay home lockdown on weekdays from 21:00-05:00 (9pm-5am) and on the weekends starting from Friday 21:00 until early Monday morning 05:00 (from Friday 9pm until Monday 5am). This is a very reasonable lockdown terms when compared to the terms that are being applied in Europe last few months.
All of the bars and restaurants are closed and they are allowed only pick-up or delivery to prevent people getting together in public. So basically, the government is trying to keep its people to stay home on the weekdays by saying “please go home after work” and “stay home on the weekends” in order to keep the causation numbers low.
However, there are some exceptions to these new laws and regulations as life has not completely came to a halt in Turkey. Hotels, malls, stores in the old town and Grand Bazaar are still open to public. More and more businesses are reopening and operating everyday. More Domestic and International flights are taking place with the new sanitation laws which is the most common by wearing our masks.
There is a catch for all tourists and international travelers that visit Turkey, all of the new laws and regulations that are going on in Turkey do not apply to tourists. That’s right, there is no curfew for tourists. They are allowed to travel at any time of the day and anytime of the week. There are more good news for all tourists that come to Istanbul either for business or leisure, they can hire chauffeured luxury limousines any time and any day of the week and travel as they wish.
So life has not stopped completely in Turkey. DTLS Limousine & Travel is still operating under the new laws and regulations; providing luxury ground transportation services in Istanbul and in all major cities in Turkey. Our employees are regularly tested and all of our vehicles are disinfected after a trip is completed.
But one may ask, why would I still want to travel to Turkey during the pandemic, what am I going to do during the public curfews? That is a very common question that needs to be answered. DTLS Limousine & Travel is a team of experts not only providing luxury ground transportation services in Istanbul, from point A to point B. We are specialized in creating custom fit itineraries to our clients desires. Sight seeing tours with our chauffeured services is a great choice at the time being. Enjoy traveling in Istanbul in one of our luxury limousines without the interruption of the traffic during curfew hours or on the weekends.
Right now is a great opportunity to explore every bit of Istanbul without any interruptions or congestions. Istanbul is a highly populated and over crowded city. It is a city that really does not ever sleep. It is a great time to take a walk down Istiklal street without bumping into anyone, it is a great time to take the boat tour on the Bosphorus that goes from Besiktas to Sariyer and inhale the fresh breeze. It is a great time to hire our chauffeured luxury limousines and take a smooth ride on the Bosphorus Bridge that sits in between Europe and Asia. It is a great time to go back in time by simply spending time in the Old Town – Sultanahmet Area. The list can go on forever, but you get the idea.
Therefore, we would like to offer this opportunity as a positive reinforcement to our clients. High end hotel restaurants are open to their clients who are spending the night there. So there is no better time to enjoy good food, relax and spend time in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Istanbul, calm before the storm.