Current travel advisories for Turkey

Last Update: Saturday, 14. December 2019 at 07:28

We advice caution when travelling to Turkey.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.8 / 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: 2.6 / 5

Turkey shares land borders with 8 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Syria (4.9), Iraq (4.6), Iran (2.9), Azerbaijan (2.2), Greece (1.6), Armenia (1.5), Bulgaria with (1.5) and Georgia with (1.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution when traveling to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Areas near the Syrian and Iraqi borders due to terrorism. (Level 4) Reconsider travel to: Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli, and Van (Level 3) 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. Terrorists have also previously targeted Western tourists and expatriates. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Turkey, including in Ankara and Istanbul, due to the heightened threat of terrorism and the potential for civil unrest.

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

New Zealand government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to the provinces of Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Sirnak, Siirt, and Tunceli in south-east Turkey due to the unpredictable security situation and the threat of terrorism and kidnapping.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

New Zealand government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Do not travel within 10 kilometres of the border with Syria due to the threat of terrorism, kidnapping and the potential for violence associated with the ongoing conflict in Syria. Do not travel to the city of Diyarbakir in south-east Turkey due to the risk of terrorism, civil unrest and the unpredictable security situation.  

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Austrian government

https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/tuerkei/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Türkei.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/turkey/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Det går inte att utesluta risken för nya terrorattacker.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Danish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Når du rejser til Tyrkiet, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. høj 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. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i landet. Vi fraråder 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. Du kan dog fortsat se politi/militær i gaderne og opleve øget kontrol ved indgange til turistattraktioner osv. Det er vigtigt, at du altid har gyldigt billed-ID på dig.

Danger level: 3

Be extra cautious..

Danish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

Cypriot government

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.

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.