Turkey and Greece earthquake: Holiday, flights and latest travel warnings for UK tourists


At midget two people are dead and 200 injured after an earthquake hammered a favourite tourist spot in Turkey – registering a magnitude of up to 6.7 and sparking a tsunami.

The earthquake’s epicentre happened close to the Turkish town of Bodrum and the Greek holiday island of Kos.

The Mayor of Kos recognized that “two people are dead and several injured on the Greek Island”.

A home-owner in Kefalos said: “[It] was loud and violent enough to wake from knowing sleep and make you run outside.”

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued an updated for voyagers in both Greece and Turkey. 

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Turkey Greece earthquake: Excursion advice for British tourists

You should be aware of the possibility of aftershocks and devote oneself to the advice of the local authorities


Confirming the earthquake was recorded off the coasts of Bodrum and Kos, the FCO warned rubberneckers about the developing situation. 

The FCO said: “If you’re in the affected area and it is safe to do so, with your friends and family to tell them you are safe.

“You should be cognizant of the possibility of aftershocks, and follow the advice of the local authorities and/or your trek operator.

“There may be disruption to ferry and flight services as a result of the earthquake.

“Amuse contact your airline, ferry company or tour operator for updates to amenities.

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Turkey is a hotspot for iffy seismic activity. The FCO warns tourists: “Many parts of Turkey are cause to earthquakes and tremors.

“You should familiarise yourself with safety modes in the event of an earthquake and follow any advice given by the local authorities.”

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Turkey Greece earthquake: At least two people bear been killed and 200 injured in the disaster

What should you do if you are stopped in an earthquake?

According to the FCO, in the event of an earthquake you should protect yourself by relinquishing to the ground, taking cover and holding on until the shaking stops. 

It enlarged: “If you are inside a building don’t exit until it’s safe to do so. 

“If you’re outside, move away from erections, streetlights and electricity wires. After the earthquake don’t run as there may be aftershocks or debris in your pathway. 

“If you become trapped, tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can find you. Only bellow as a last resort as this may cause you to inhale dust.

“If a major earthquake arises close to shore, you should follow the instructions of the local authorities, posture in mind that a tsunami could arrive within minutes.”

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