Health Alert – Mission Turkey – April 3

April 3, 2020

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

New Updates

  • The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Turkey at this time. International commercial flight options currently exist in Turkey. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

General Information:

  • International flights from Istanbul are still available with connections to the United States on Qatar Airways and Belavia Airways. For flights through Minsk, Belarus, passengers must use a travel agency to ensure onwards connections through Europe and then to the United States. Please note, we understand that flights are getting more expensive, and expect commercial prices to rise, so encourage early travel out while commercial flights remain an option.

Actions to Take: 


Turkey’s Country Page
Turkey’s Travel Advisory

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