Health Alert – Mission Turkey – April 8

April 8, 2020

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

  • On April 8, the Turkish Minister of Health confirmed a total of 34,109 COVID-19 cases, 725 related deaths, and 1,474 patients in intensive care. 
  • Limited commercial flights from Istanbul remain available with connections to the United States.  However, commercial flight options are decreasing in frequency, and we cannot guarantee the future availability of flights to the United States.  If you are considering returning to the U.S., we strongly urge you to consider commercial options now.
  • If you are a U.S. citizen trying to get home, we want to know.  Please contact our consular team at the email addresses at the bottom of this page and provide a local phone number. 

Actions to Take: 


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