Traveling under the shadow of the coronavirus.
Our plan is to travel through Iraq and Saudi Arabia into the Emirates or to Dubai at the end of our Turkey tour. Unfortunately our visa application is turned down by Iraq. Entry from Germany is prohibited because of Covid-19. Our reasoning that we are not entering from Germany and have been in Turkey for months – from where there are no entry restrictions – unfortunately falls on deaf ears.
Instead, we apply for a transit visa for Iran, which is approved. However, when we come to book the ferry, we are told by the ferry company in Iran that they can transport the Zetros to Dubai but we cannot travel along with it (no passengers can be carried because of Covid-19). So far, so annoying. That’s why we change our plans and continue travelling through turkey.
At any rate, the country really impressed us. We were here for a total of four months. In spite of this, we have the feeling that we have hardly seen anything. We experienced a country that is home to unbelievably warm and hospitable people and amazing sights. Our warmest thanks, Turkey! Until the next time.
Bye, Bye Turkey! That was an adventure - now it's off to Sicily. Stay curious!