Health Alert – Mission Turkey – March 31

March 31, 2020

Location: Turkey
Event: Message to U.S. citizens – Update on COVID-19 and Related Restrictions

New Updates

  • As of March 30, the Turkish Ministry of Health has confirmed 10,827 cases of COVID-19, 168 related deaths, and 725 patients in intensive care.
  • U.S. citizens who seek to travel to the United States immediately should contact us at the email addresses at the bottom of this page and provide a local phone number. One of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.
  • As of March 29, all passengers on domestic flights in Turkey are required to submit a travel permit obtained from the Travel Permit Council. If you have an e-devlet account, you can obtain that permit online. If you do not have an e-devlet account (because you do not have a Turkish ID number), you must be at the airport at least 4 hours before the departure time of your flight in order to obtain a permit.
  • According to remarks by President Erdogan on March 30, forty-one “neighborhoods and villages” are under formal quarantine in Turkey. Authorities are also implementing city-specific restrictions.

Actions to Take: 


Turkey’s Country Page
Turkey’s Travel Advisory

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