Health Alert – Mission Turkey – April 5

April 5, 2020

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

New Updates

  • As of April 4, the Turkish Ministry of Health has confirmed 23,934 cases of COVID-19, 664 related deaths, and 1,311 patients in intensive care.
  • If you are traveling to by road to reach an airport, inform us by filling out this form with your name, date of birth, passport number, current location, and flight information (number, date, time).  Please also include your mobile phone number. We will share your information with Turkish authorities in order to facilitate your transit to the airport.

Additional Information 

  • Limited 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 book connections through Europe and to the United States.  Please note although there are additional international flights out of Istanbul, there might be limited onward connections to the United States and possible restrictions for transit travel.  We strongly recommend that you check with the airlines and the transit country’s entry requirements before taking alternative flights.

Actions to Take


Turkey’s Country Page
Turkey’s Travel Advisory

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