Is a curfew in place? Yes
A partial curfew is in effect.
The Government of Turkey announced a four-tier system on local COVID-19 related restrictions. Each province is categorized as being “low-,” “middle-,” “high-,” or “very high-” risk based on infection and vaccination rates. To view the map, please visit the following page: https://covid19.saglik.gov.tr/.
Weekend curfews during the day have been lifted for regions in the “low” and “middle” category (https://covid19.saglik.gov.tr/).
Daily curfews between 9:00 p.m. and 5 a.m. remain in effect nationwide regardless of the locality’s risk category.
In provinces with a “low’ or “middle” category of risk, the curfew for Turkish citizens and residents aged 65 and over and children under the age of 20 has been lifted.
In provinces with a “high” or “very high” category of risk, Turkish citizens and residents age 65 and older are restricted to their place of residence, and only allowed outside between 10:00-14:00.
In provinces with a “high” or “very high” category of risk, Turkish citizens and residents age 20 and below are only allowed outside during the hours of 14:00-18:00.
Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes.
Intercity travel permits are required for Turkish citizens and residents aged 65 and over.
Starting January 15 the use of all means of public mass transport in Istanbul has been banned for persons under 20 and over 65 part of COVID-19 restrictions.
Exceptions to the Weekend Curfew include:
Turkish Airlines and Pegasus announced Turkish citizen and resident customers with purchased tickets, can travel to the airport for flights regardless of curfew restrictions. We refer you to the airlines for further information. Individuals should be prepared to show tickets (paper, or on mobile devices) at vehicle checkpoints.
Workplace, businesses and institutions
Public and private health institutions and organizations, pharmacies, veterinary clinics, and animal hospitals
Public institutions and organizations and enterprises required for the maintenance of compulsory public services (Airports, ports, border gates, customs, highways, nursing homes, elderly nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, Emergency Call Centers, etc.)
Companies engaged in domestic and international transportation and logistics
Animal shelters, animal farms and animal care centers
Vegetable and fruit wholesale markets
Fuel stations and tire repair centers: those that may remain open during curfews will be determined by the Governors of each province. NOTE: At this time, we do not have information on which stations and centers will remain open.