Health Alert – Mission Turkey – April 11

April 11, 2020   

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

New Updates

  • On April 10, the Government of Turkey announced a 48-hour curfew restricting persons in 31 provinces in Turkey from going out onto the street, with extremely narrow exceptions.  This order remains in effect through 11:59 PM Sunday, April 12, in the following provinces:  Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Aydin, Balikesir, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Malatya,  Manisa,  Mardin, Mersin, Mugla, Ordu, Sakarya,  Samsun, Sanliurfa, Tekirdag, Trabzon, Van, and Zonguldak. 
  • Inter-city travel permits that were approved for weekend travel will be honored starting Monday, April 13, 12:00 AM.

 Additional Information

  • 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:  

  • If you have previously purchased tickets, we recommend that you reconfirm with the airlines that the flight is operational and verify the transit country’s entry requirements prior to your departure.
  • If you are traveling by road to reach an airport in a different province, please contact the local governor’s office to obtain permission to travel by land for your international departure.  In addition, 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 double track your request for transit to the airport.
  • Carry identity and travel documents with you at all times. 
  • Comply with local authorities at check points and clearly state your intention to seek immediate departure from Turkey.
  • Visit local resources for more information:
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Turkey.


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