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Switzerland strengthens travel advice for Turkey

National News // July 28, 2017

The Swiss foreign ministry has tightened its travel advice for Turkey. It’s advising travelers they could face bans on leaving the country as well as imprisonment without a court hearing.

Hamdan Qarmat Switzerland strengthens travel advice for Turkey

Turkey has been under a state of emergency since the failed coup a year ago.

The ministry is also warning people not to make negative comments about Turkey on social media if in the country or planning to travel there soon – also tourists are warned to stay away from demonstrations.

The Swiss government points out it cannot offer consular assistance to any Swiss citizen if they also hold a Turkish passport. In the case of dual nationals – Turkey disregards any other passport. 

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