Minister Pekcan announced the new decisions regarding freight transportation in international trade

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Minister of Commerce Ruhsar Pekcan announced the new decisions regarding freight transportation in international trade.

Stating that as the Ministry of Commerce, important measures have been taken at customs gates in coordination with the Ministries of Health and Internal Affairs against the Covid-19 pandemic, which has affected the whole world, Pekcan stated that the necessary work has been carried out to ensure the continuation of foreign trade effectively and at high capacity.

Pekcan stated that many important regulations have been made within the scope of international freight transportation, and in addition, taking into account the stage reached in the fight against Covid-19, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Health, Transport and Infrastructure and Foreign Affairs have been made in order to prevent export shipments from being negatively affected, the supply chain from being damaged and the transportation sector to work effectively. He noted that another important step was taken in coordination with the ministries.

Drawing attention to the importance of the decision taken, Pekcan said, “With the exception of entry and exit from the Iran and Iraq border gates within the scope of international commercial transportation, Turkish drivers should not be detected to have any symptoms of Covid-19 upon their entry into Turkey after the examination carried out by the Ministry of Health units and “They will be allowed to go abroad again without waiting for the 14-day quarantine period, provided that all health measures are taken.” made his assessment.

Foreign drivers with Covid-19 symptoms are not allowed

Emphasizing that Turkish drivers who will not go out of the country should complete the 14-day quarantine period at home, as in the previous practice, Pekcan said:

“A 72-hour rule has been introduced for foreign drivers who do not have any symptoms related to the disease during health checks. Foreign drivers can leave our country within 72 hours following their entry into Turkey, provided that no symptoms are detected after health checks and they comply with all health measures. If they undertake to do so, they are allowed to enter the country to drop off their cargo without applying the 14-day quarantine period. Vehicles entering our country will also be subjected to disinfection, and all necessary health and safety measures will be taken by the relevant governorships or district governorships for Turkish and foreign drivers. Covid- “Foreign drivers with 19 symptoms will not be allowed to enter the country, and Turkish drivers will be notified to the relevant health directorates and will be quarantined/treated.”

Pointing out that the entry of some vehicles and drivers is of particular importance, Pekcan said, “Priority will be given to the entry of vehicles carrying medicines, medical supplies and foodstuffs that are urgent for Turkey.” shared his knowledge.

Pekcan also thanked the healthcare professionals who selflessly fought against Covid-19, the customs personnel and transporters who worked 24/7 with great devotion to ensure Turkey’s security, social needs and sustainability of the supply chain.

Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/ekonomi/bakan-pekcan-uluslararasi-ticarette-yuk-tasimaciligina-iliskin-alinan-yeni-kararlari-acikladi/1819626

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