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Are hot air balloons still flying in Cappadocia, Turkey despite the recently enacted curfew?

Are hot air balloons still flying in Cappadocia, Turkey despite the recently enacted curfew?

Turkish authorities have anounced a new curfew from December 1 due to inrease in COVID-19 cases. But great news that because the risk of virus transmission on hot air balloons is extremely low, hot air balloon operations are kept exempted from the curfew in Turkey. However, please note that hot air balloons will only take place on weekdays.

As Turkey to have enacted a partial curfew nationwide, we’re getting a high volume of enquiries about whether we’re still operating or not. Brilliant news that the answer is YES!

In Cappadocia, balloon operators will continue conducting flight operations during curfew but only weekdays. So when booking your balloon ride, please keep in mind that hot air balloon tours will not be planned for weekends. 

 

 Also good to know that foreign tourists are exempt from the curfew, so you can freely visit all the touristic places.