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

November 18, 2020

Location: Turkey

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

New Updates: 

The Government of Turkey announced the following measures to combat COVID-19 in Turkey, which will go into effect at 20:00 on Friday, November 20, 2020, in all provinces, until further notice:

  • Individuals age 65 and over are only allowed outside during the hours of 10:00-13:00.
  • Individuals age 20 and below are only allowed outside during the hours of 13:00-16:00.
  • For individuals not affected by the age-specific curfews listed above, until further notice, there will be a partial curfew on weekends. This curfew allows individuals to be outside during the hours of 10:00-20:00. This curfew extends into Monday mornings and below are the curfew restrictions by day:
    • Saturdays and Sundays: curfew in effect from Saturday at 20:00 to Sunday at 10:00
    • Sundays and Mondays: curfew in effect from Sunday at 20:00 to Monday at 05:00.
    • Production, manufacturing, supply chains, and health workers are exempt from this weekend curfew. (The full circular text with exceptions to the curfew can be found at
  • All education and training activities for public schools will continue via distance education. Parents of school-age children in private institutions should contact their respective schools for specific information on how this restriction impacts their institution.
  • Dining establishments such as restaurants, patisseries, cafes, and cafeterias will no longer be open for in-person dining; however, they will offer specific services at different times:
    • Delivery or in-restaurant pickup service: between 10:00 and 20:00
    • Delivery only: after 20:00 establishments will only be available to provide delivery.
  • Shopping malls, supermarkets, barbers, and hairdressers will only be open for service during the hours of 10:00-20:00.
  • Movie theaters, soccer fields, coffee houses, tea gardens, internet/electronic game halls, and billiard halls are suspended.

Actions to Take: 

  • Follow local restrictions.
  • Follow social distancing public health recommendations.
  • Check local regulations on wearing protective masks.
  • Carry identity and travel documents with you at all times.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in Turkey.


U.S. Embassy (Ankara, Turkey)  

110 Ataturk Boulevard
Kavaklidere, 06100
Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90-312-455-5555

U.S. Consulate General (Istanbul, Turkey)  

Poligon Mahallesi, Sariyer Caddesi No: 75
İstinye 34460 Sariyer

Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90-212-335-9000

U.S. Consulate (Adana, Turkey) 

Girne Bulvari No:212 Guzelevler Mah.

Yuregir, Adana, Turkey
Tel: +90-322-455-4100 

U.S. Consular Agency (Izmir, Turkey)

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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