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Travel Advisories

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FTLO Travel Alerts

At FTLO, our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our travelers, team, and the local communities we visit. For the countries we travel to, we monitor reliable sources of information like the U.S. State Department’s travel alerts to stay up to date on anything that might impact our ability to run trips in a safe way. 

For certain serious events, we will include information below about the situation and how it may affect travelers. We also encourage all travelers to sign up for the U.S State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive updates that allow them to make the most informed decisions about their travel plans. 

current Travel Alerts

The Global Covid Pandemic 


While the Covid situation has vastly improved in recent months, the virus does still exist. For more information on FTLO’s current policies and practices as well as those in place in the locations we visit, please review our Covid FAQs or the U.S. State Department’s country-specific fact sheet.



Updated March 22, 2023


In February of 2023, several earthquakes struck southern Turkey. Since then, FTLO has been in constant contact with partners on the ground.

While the situation has been difficult in some regions, none of the areas we travel to on the FTLO trip were directly impacted by the earthquakes. Because of that, we’ve made no changes to the itinerary, and we do not expect to at any time in the future.


We will continue to monitor the situation closely along with our on-the-ground partners. Should there be any changes, we will be in touch by email with travelers on our upcoming trips.


The U.S. government advises travelers visiting Turkey to avoid any areas affected. More information can be found on the U.S. State Department website.

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