Current travel advisories for Turkey

Last Update: Friday, 16. April 2021 at 08:18

Please reconsider your need to travel to Turkey.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.1 / 5

Turkey is a country in Asia (Western Asia) with around 72 million citizens and a land mass of 780,580 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.3 / 5

Turkey shares land borders with 8 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Syria (5.0), Iraq (4.8), Iran (4.7), Armenia (4.0), Azerbaijan (4.0), Greece (4.0), Bulgaria with (3.9) and Georgia with (3.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 3,849,011 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 33,939 reported deaths associated with the disease in Turkey.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/turkey

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/turkey

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/TR

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Undvik alla resor till Turkiets gränstrakter mot Syrien. Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga till östra Turkiet vid gränsen mot Iran och Irak.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/turkey-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Turkey due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution when traveling to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Turkey due to COVID-19. Turkey has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and reopening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Turkey. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Turkey. Do not travel to: Sirnak province, Hakkari province, and any area within six miles (ten kilometers) of the Syrian border due to terrorism. (Level 4) Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Security forces have detained tens of thousands of individuals, including U.S. citizens, for alleged affiliations with terrorist organizations based on scant or secret evidence and grounds that appear to be politically motivated. U.S. citizens have also been subject to travel bans that prevent them from departing Turkey. Participation in demonstrations not explicitly approved by the Government of Turkey, as well as criticism of the government (including on social media) can result in arrest. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/turkey

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Nightly and weekend curfews have been extended across all of Turkey. Nightly curfews are in place from 7pm to 5am and weekend curfews are in place from 7pm Friday until 5am Monday morning. If you're travelling to Turkey, you'll need to complete an online form in the 72 hours prior to travel, as well as present proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of boarding your flight. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Turkey due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/tyrkiet/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle rejser til hele Tyrkiet for at minimere risikoen for smittespredning med nye COVID-19 varianter. Vi fraråder dermed også erhvervsrejser, men med visse undtagelser. Information om lokale restriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav kan findes hos den danske ambassade i Ankara.  Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på coronasmitte.dk. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Hvis du rejser til Tyrkiet, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. risiko for terror. Der er betydelig tilstedeværelse af ISIL-netværk. Angreb vil kunne ske uden varsel på steder, der bliver besøgt af mange vestlige turister. Du bør være forsigtig på steder, hvor der er mange mennesker. Det kan fx være ved offentlige bygninger, turistattraktioner, indkøbscentre, markeder, trafikknudepunkter, hoteller, restauranter, caféer, natklubber og barer. Myndighederne har stor kapacitet til at forhindre angreb og særligt ved højtider øges sikkerheden. Vi fraråder også alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til provinserne Hatay, Kilis, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Mardin, Sirnak, Hakkari, Igdir, Agri, Van, Tunceli, Bingöl, Diyarbakir og Siirt, som alle er i det sydøstlige Tyrkiet. Der er risiko for terror, overfald og kidnapninger. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at rejse dertil. Hvis du alligevel vælger at rejse til disse provinser, bør du kun benytte hovedvejene. Rejs kun uden for byerne i dagtimerne og aldrig alene. Du bør undgå at opholde dig i nærheden af politistationer, militærinstallationer og større offentlige bygninger. Vi fraråder alle rejser til områder inden for en afstand af 10 km fra grænserne til Syrien og Irak. Der er meget høj risiko for terror, kamphandlinger og kidnapninger. Der er mange flygtninge i området. Efter Tyrkiet den 9. oktober 2019 har indledt en militær operation ind i det nordøstlige Syrien, er sikkerheden langs grænsen til Syrien forbundet med endnu større uforudsigelighed. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning. Efter det mislykkede militærkup i juli 2016 var der undtagelsestilstand i Tyrkiet frem til juli 2018. Der kan dog fortsat være politi/militær i gaderne og øget kontrol ved indgange og lignende. Det er vigtigt altid at have gyldigt billede-ID på sig.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 72 million
Covering landmass
780,580 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Lira (TRY)
ISO 2-Letter Code
TR
Phone prefix
+90
Top Level Domain
.tr
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Turkey (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Turkey.

Is Turkey safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Turkey. With a risk index of 4.1 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Turkey?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Turkey.

What countries does Turkey share land borders with?

Turkey shares land borders with 8 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Syria (5.0), Iraq (4.8), Iran (4.7), Armenia (4.0), Azerbaijan (4.0), Greece (4.0), Bulgaria with (3.9) and Georgia with (3.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!