Health Alert – Mission Turkey – April 9

April 9, 2020

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

New Updates

  • On April 8, the Turkish Minister of Health confirmed a total of 38,226 COVID-19 cases, 812 related deaths, and 1,492 patients in intensive care.

Additional Information

  • Limited commercial flights from Turkey 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.  If you are considering returning to the United States, we strongly urge you to book 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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