Health Alert – Mission Turkey – June 1

June 1, 2020
Location: Turkey

Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey 

New Updates:

  • On June 4th Turkish Airlines is offering a flight from Istanbul direct to Toronto on flight TK4943.  It is available now for booking.  U.S. citizen passengers must stay in the transit area in the Toronto airport, and must present their direct onward tickets when arriving in Toronto.
    • The flight departs June 4 from Istanbul at 07:50 and arrives in Toronto at 11:35.
    • Please book your tickets directly at the Turkish Airlines website or through the call center (444-0849 or 0850-333-0849).
  • Please arrive at least 3 hours prior to your flight.  All travelers will be required to wear cloth face coverings and gloves during these flights and in the airport.  Any questions related to baggage, pets, or seat selection, should be directed to the airlines.  We understand that Turkish Airlines will not accept any cabin baggage on board except essential items such as a laptop, handbag, briefcase, or baby items.
  • We understand that foreign nationals do NOT need an HES code for international flights, including domestic legs to connect to an international flight.  For more information on the HES code requirements, please see either the Turkish Airlines website or

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