March 31, 2020
Event: Message to U.S. citizens – Update on COVID-19 and Related Restrictions
- 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:
- Carry identity and travel documents with you at all times.
- Visit the Turkish General Directorate of Civil Aviation for up to date information on Turkey’s international flights.
- Visit the Turkish Airlines Coronavirus webpage for information on Suspended flights, Travel restrictions, Zero change fee, Flexible change, Online transactions, and their Announcements
- Visit the TCDD press release on suspension of inter-city trains.
- Visit local resources for more information:
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Turkey.
- U.S. Embassy (Ankara, Turkey)
110 Ataturk Boulevard
- U.S. Consulate General (Istanbul, Turkey)
Poligon Mahallesi, Sariyer Caddesi No: 75
İstinye 34460 Sariyer- Istanbul / Turkey
- U.S. Consulate (Adana, Turkey)
Girne Bulvari No:212 Guzelevler Mah.
Yuregir, Adana – TÜRKİYE
- U.S. Consular Agency (Izmir, Turkey)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444