Filter for Turkey Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-08-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Flights between Russia, Turkey to resume 1. august 2020
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2020-07-19 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
suspend flights to Afghanistan and Iran July 19
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2020-07-19 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
It is now mandatory to wear face masks in 48 of the country’s 81 provinces. According to media sources, the wearing of masks is obligatory in all public spaces in the provinces, specifically in markets and supermarkets, hairdressers, and barbershops. It is also compulsory on all public transport, including Metro services, buses, taxis, and ferries. In some areas, masks must be worn when traveling in private vehicles with more than one person.
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2020-06-15 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Universities will be allowed to reopen on 15 June.
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2020-06-11 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
June 11, Turkey announced opening the majority of its international air, land, and sea borders. The border with Iran remains closed.
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2020-06-10 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
resume flights to 15 countries from Wednesday, June 10, with a further 25 countries to be added by the end of the month. Flights will initially be resumed to destinations in Northern Cyprus, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Qatar and Greece on June 10, with 17 more routes, including those to Germany, Austria, Croatia, and Singapore, being added on June 15. Flights to a further 16 countries will then be added on June 20, 22, and 25. The move follows the signing of reciprocal flight agreements with Northern Cyprus, Austria, Lithuania, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Albania, Belarus, the United Arab Emirates, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, and Italy last week.
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2020-06-06 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Effective June 6, all travelers must have a HES code (Hayat Eve Sigar) for domestic and international flights, train and ferry travel.
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2020-06-06 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Effective June 6, all travelers must have a HES code (Hayat Eve Sigar) for domestic and international flights, train and ferry travel.
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2020-05-29 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Vehicles are not permitted to enter or depart Ankara, Balikesir, Bursa, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Manisa, Sakarya, Samsun, Van, and Zonguldak. except: Foreigners are permitted to conduct inter-city travel in order to reach a flight back to their home country, however, travel permits are required. We understand that these travel restrictions will be lifted on June 1.
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2020-05-29 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hair salons, shopping malls, and some stores have reopened, but require social distancing and restrict the number of people who can enter.
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2020-05-29 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Hair salons, shopping malls, and some stores have reopened, but require social distancing and restrict the number of people who can enter.
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2020-05-29 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
The curfew for youth now applies only to those 18 and under. They are permitted to walk outside on Wednesdays and Fridays from 14:00 to 20:00.
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2020-05-29 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Individuals over 65 are permitted to walk outside on Sundays from 14:00 to 20:00.
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2020-05-29 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
There is another weekend stay at home order this weekend (May 30-31) in the 15 areas subject to entry and exit restrictions. Individuals are permitted to walk to supermarkets on Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00.
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2020-05-23 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
A 24-hour nationwide curfew will be in effect from 00.01 from 23-26 May, which marks the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
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2020-05-21 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Turkish Airlines suspended domestic flights until 4 June. Cargo, government, and emergency medical flights are excluded from the restriction. Emergency landing for technical reasons will also be permitted.
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2020-05-21 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Turkish Airlines suspended international flights until 10 June. Cargo, government, and emergency medical flights are excluded from the restriction. Emergency landing for technical reasons will also be permitted.
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2020-05-20 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew is in place for individuals younger than 20 and adults over 65. Those over the age of 65 will be permitted to leave their homes between 14.00 and 20.00 on 24 May, while those under the age of 20 will be permitted to leave their house between 11.00 and 15.00 on 20 and 22 May.
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The domestic travel ban remains for the travel to and from the following 15 provinces for another 15 days from 18 May: Ankara, Balikesir, Bursa, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Manisa, Sakarya, Samsun, Van and Zonguldak.
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2020-05-17 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew imposed for individuals younger than 20 and adults over 65 will be relaxed, with people under 14 allowed to go out on 20 and 22 May between 11.00 to 17.00, teens between 15 to 20 allowed out on 22 May and people over 65 allowed out on 17 May.
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2020-05-15 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Authorities have announced a four-day curfew starting from 23.59 on 15 May until 23.59 on 19 May.
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
According to the president, entry and exit from Adana, Diyarbakir, Mardin, Trabzon, Ordu, Denizli, Kahramanmaras, Sanliurfa and Tekirdag were allowed once again. The country’s most populous cities, Istanbul and Izmir, as well as capital Ankara, remain under restrictions.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
barber shops, hairdressers, beauty salons and centers. sales of clothing items, toys, flowers, seedlings, glassware, and hardware will also continue at the open market places in cities, districts, and towns "It is of utmost importance that business owners, managers, employees and citizens abide by social distancing and hygiene rules, and obligatory mask-wearing"
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2020-05-01 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All international flights have been suspended for an indefinite period. Turkish Airlines has banned all international and domestic flights until at least 28 May. Cargo, government, and emergency medical flights are excluded from the restriction. Emergency landing for technical reasons will also be permitted.
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2020-05-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The Government of Turkey has announced a curfew from Friday, May 1 through Sunday May 3 restricting persons in 31 municipalities and provinces in Turkey from going out onto the street, with extremely narrow exceptions. The affected areas are: 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. We understand that individuals in these locations will be permitted to walk to nearby grocery stores between 9am and 2pm on May 1 for provisions.
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2020-04-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
specific ramadan measures
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
postpone non-urgent oragn and stem-cell transplants to avoid immunsuppressing patients
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Decision on the final / possible COVID-19 deaths as much as possible with dead examination- It is recommended to try and not to give an autopsy. if necessary there are set requirments to avoid further exposure of heath care workers
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
special sanitary measures and few people shoudl attend the funeral as possibe and keep disatnce
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2020-04-04 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew imposed on 4 April for individuals younger than 20.
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2020-04-04 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Intercity bus services have also been suspended. All entry into and exit from Turkey’s 30 largest cities, and 31 provinces, has been banned except for necessities such as food, medicine, cleaning supplies and certain logistics vehicles, and transit traffic with permission. These restrictions are enforced by the police. Vehicles are not permitted to enter or depart 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.
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The authorities on 3 April announced an initial 15-day ban on all movement to and from 31 of the country’s 81 provinces, namely 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. This affects the capital Ankara and the commercial capital Istanbul (Istanbul province).
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Turkish Airlines suspends all domestic flights till 20 April
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Turkey will not pursue overstay penalties against any foreign national unable to depart Turkey due to COVID-19.
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Refugees/asylum seekers
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
all passengers on domestic flights in Turkey are required to submit a travel permit obtained from the Travel Permit Council.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Turkish Airlines is suspending all international commercial routes, except to New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Hong Kong, Addis Ababa, and Moscow. The Government of Turkey has suspended passenger flights to/from Algeria, Angola, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Mainland China, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
suspension of all international commercial passenger flights to and from Turkey.
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restrictions have been imposed on grocery-store opening hours and numbers of customers allowed in shops and bus passengers to 50% of the vehicle’s capacity..
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
The government further expanded flight restrictions on March 21 to a total of 68 countries, including Angola, Austria, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Czechia, China, Colombia, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Georgia, Hungary, India, Italy, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Montenegro, Mongolia, Morocco, Moldova, Mauritania, Nepal, Niger, Norway, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Oman, the Philippines, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Taiwan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, the UK and Ukraine.
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Partial curfew on citizens aged over 65 or with chronic diseases; groups have been created to meet their needs.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
* exception: Cargo, government, and emergency medical flights are excluded from the restriction. Emergency landing for technical reasons will also be permitted. AND all travllers from these loaction in past 14days must self-quarentine* Algeria, Angola, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, mainland China, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the UK and Uzbekistan.
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2020-03-18 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
A two-day curfew has been renewed on 31 of the country’s 81 provinces, namely 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. This affects the capital Ankara and the commercial capital Istanbul (Istanbul province). The curfew will operate from 00.00, 18 April - 00.00, 20 April.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
land: IRAQ, IRAN, BULGARIA and GREECE (iran:*All passenger, cargo and charter flights to and from Iran have been suspended. Turkish nationals are prohibited from entering Iran) BULGARIA and GREECE (No restrictions on cargo transport at ground borders.Maritime travel from Greek mainland and Islands are also restricted)
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
land and air: Azerbaijan are suspended until further notice.
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
extension of existing flight bans to 14 countries to 6 more countries (Switzerland, Egypt, Ireland, UAE, UK, Saudi Arabia) as of 17 March
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
extension of the indefinite closure of bars and nightclubs to public spaces including restaurants, theaters, and sports centres
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
flights from and to suspended for Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and South Korea
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
1 week: all primary, middle and high schools closed, and teaching will resume via online channels. Universites will be closed for three weeks
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
closure of restaurants, bars, night clubs starting on 16 March
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All international passengers are screened with a thermal camera. Those displaying signs of higher-than-average te
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2020-02-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Turkish citizens have to quarantine for 14 days if the are returning fom Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and South Korea
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2020-02-16 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
passengers denied entry or transfer if they have been during the past 14 days in either Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and South Korea.
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2020-02-16 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Closure of land borders with Iran and Iraq
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2020-02-05 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Turkey suspends all flights from China
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2020-02-05 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Turkey suspends all flights from Iran
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2020-01-24 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Health screenings in airports and maritime ports using thermal cameras
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