Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has extended the duration of the HES Code-Izmirim Card matching process, which was initiated in accordance with the circular issued by the Ministry of Interior within the scope of combating the pandemic and the decision of the Izmir Governorship Provincial Hygiene Board. İzmir Governor Yavuz Selim Köşger warned on the official website of the governorship that the cards that do not have a HES Code definition until the specified date could be closed to public transportation.
In accordance with the circular issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs within the scope of combating the pandemic, the process of defining personal HES codes to electronic cards used in urban public transportation continues. The process of matching HEPP codes with bearer Izmirim Cards started on October 30 in Izmir. The period, which was initially granted until November 15, was extended first to November 30 and then to December 20.
Deadline is January 11, 2021
In the last 1.5 months, despite all the announcements, only 24 percent of the actively used bearer Izmirim Cards were identified with the HES Code. It was decided to extend the deadline for the last time and "January 11" was set as the deadline.
Clear message from Governor Köşger
İzmir Governor Yavuz Selim Köşger emphasized that İzmirim Card-HES Code matching is important in terms of preventing the spread of coronavirus from public transportation in the announcement made on the official website of the governorship and said: “The execution of the twinning process in İzmir, He is the director. It has been reported that only one out of four of the bearer (without photograph) Izmirim Cards that are still actively used have their HES Code identification. Cards without identification will be closed to public transportation on 11 January 2021 with the decisions of the Provincial Hygiene Board. I call on my precious Izmir residents to define their HES codes to the Izmirim Cards they use until this date so that they do not suffer any unjust treatment. "
How is it going to be made?
The General Directorate of ESHOT has created a special website for citizens to match their HES codes and TR ID numbers with the Izmirim Card they use. On the website at the address "hes.eshot.gov.tr", only one Izmirim Card can be paired. Personalized (with photo) or bearer all Izmirim Cards must be matched with personal HES codes. On the site, which is designed to be very easy to use, citizens can enter the requested information in one step and register. Citizens can also match the digital information kiosks of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, subway stations, ferry ports, various service buildings and social facilities.
Help desks have also been created
On the other hand, for citizens who do not have internet capability or who cannot perform transactions on digital channels, Bornova, Halkapınar, Çankaya, Konak, Üçyol, Göztepe and Fahrettin Altay metro stations; Airport, ESBAŞ, Sirinyer, Crescent, Halkapınar, Alsancak, Salhane, KarşıyakaAt Demirköprü and Çiğli İZBAN stations; KarşıyakaAt Konak and Bostanlı ferry ports; Help desks were set up in Konak Bahri Baba Transfer Center. Computerized personnel working here provide face-to-face services to citizens and match HES codes with Izmirim Cards.
No "deadline" for people over 65 and disabled
Citizens over the age of 65 who benefit from public transportation free of charge and those with a disability report of 40 percent or more must issue an Izmirim Card with photo and match their HES codes within the scope of the decisions to combat the pandemic. However, January 11, 2021 is not the 'deadline' for people with disabilities over the age of 65. Because citizens over the age of 65 are prohibited from using public transportation by the Ministry of Interior circular. Disabled citizens, on the other hand, have to apply to the card units in person, as they have to submit their reports. The parents or guardians of the people with severe mental and physical disabilities and disabled citizens under the age of 18 can do the application procedures. The card units prepare and deliver the photographed Izmirim Cards to the applicants in a few minutes. Citizens over the age of 65 can apply for their card both http://www.izmirimkart.com.tr He is able to do it personally as well as from. Then photographed Izmirim Cards; It can be purchased from card centers in Konak, Bostanlı İskele, Fahrettin Altay and Bornova Metro. İzmirim Cards are given free of charge to citizens over 65 and disabled.
Boarding information to the ministry
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has been sharing the Izmirim Card boarding information with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey every day since October 30 within the scope of efforts to combat the pandemic. After the actively used Izmirim Cards are matched with the HES codes, all boardings made to public transportation vehicles in the city will be monitored electronically. Thus, patients or people with contact will be prevented from using public transportation. While the Ministry should be in quarantine, it will identify patients or contact persons using public transportation and initiate criminal proceedings.