April 1, 2020
Event: Message to U.S. citizens – Update on COVID-19 and Related Restrictions
- As of March 31, the Turkish Ministry of Health has confirmed 13,531 cases of COVID-19, 214 related deaths in Turkey, and 847 patients in intensive care.
- As of March 29, all passengers on domestic flights in Turkey are required to submit a travel permit obtained from the Travel Permit Council. All individuals with e-devlet accounts (Turkish citizens) can request those permit online. In an update to what we reported yesterday, the process for those without e-devlet accounts has not yet been established; we will advise as soon as we obtain this information.
- According to Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a travel permit is not needed for inter-city travel in private vehicles.
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