Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey – Update 

March 2, 2021

Location: Turkey 

New Updates:

The Government of Turkey (GoT) has announced the following measures for all 81 provinces effective immediately:

  • On March 1, the Government of Turkey announced a four-tier system on local COVID-19 related restrictions. Provinces are now divided into 4 different risk groups: low (blue), medium (yellow), high (orange), and very high (red) based on infection and vaccination rates.  To view the map, please visit the following page: https://covid19.saglik.gov.tr/.
  • Dining establishments (restaurants, patisseries, cafes, and cafeterias) will be open for in-person dining at half capacity nationwide between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., excluding “very high” risk regions. A HES code is required to enter these dining establishments.
  • The Ministry of Education has released information about the current operating plan for public educational institutions throughout Turkey.  For detailed information, please visit http://www.meb.gov.tr/basin-aciklamasi/haber/22651/tr. Parents of all school-aged children are encouraged to contact their schools for additional information.

Curfew:

  • Evening curfews from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day remain in effect nationwide every day of the week.
  • For regions in the “high”and “very high” cagtegory, weekend curfews remain in effect from 9 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.
  • For regions in “low” and “medium” category, weekend daytime curfews have been lifted , however, there will be a curfew between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, the same as the weekday curfew listed above.

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy (Ankara, Turkey)
110 Ataturk Boulevard
Kavaklidere, 06100
Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90-312-455-5555
Ankara-ACS@state.gov
https://tr.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Consulate General (Istanbul, Turkey)
Poligon Mahallesi, Sariyer Caddesi No: 75
İstinye 34460 Sariyer
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90-212-335-9000
ACS_Istanbul@state.gov
https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/Istanbul/

U.S. Consulate (Adana, Turkey) 
Girne Bulvari No:212 Guzelevler Mah.
Yuregir, Adana, Turkey
Tel: +90-322-455-4100
CA-Adana@state.gov
https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/Adana/

U.S. Consular Agency (Izmir, Turkey)
Izmir@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
Turkey’s Country Page
Turkey’s Travel Advisory
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