Turkey has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
On March 1, the Government of Turkey announced a four-tier system on local COVID-19 related restrictions. Provinces are now divided into 4 different risk groups: low (blue), medium (yellow), high (orange), and very high (red) based on infection and vaccination rates. To view the map, please visit the following page: https://covid19.saglik.gov.tr/..
The nationwide curfew between 9PM and 5AM. Monday through Friday, will continue throughout Turkey.
For regions in the “high” and “very high” category, Sunday curfews remain in effect starting from 9 p.m. on Saturday through 5 a.m. Monday.
Dining establishments (restaurants, patisseries, cafes, and cafeterias) will be open for in-person dining at half capacity nationwide between 7AM and 7PM, excluding “very high”-risk regions. A HES code is required to enter these dining establishments.
Local restrictions may require the use of HES codes to enter state buildings, schools, and public spaces such as malls, restaurants, cafes, libraries, sport centers, wedding halls, barbers, beauty parlors, massage parlors and game halls.
Shopping malls, supermarkets, barbers and hairdressers will only be open for service during the hours of 07:00-19:00.
Movie theaters, soccer fields, and similar facilities are open for regions in the low and middle category.
The Ministry of Education has released information about the current operating plan for public educational institutions throughout Turkey. For detailed information, please visit http://www.meb.gov.tr/basin-aciklamasi/haber/22651/tr. Parents of all school-aged children are encouraged to contact their schools for additional information.
Smoking in public spaces is banned.
Please see Turkish Ministry of Interior’s circular for more information.