Local COVID information for “Ankara, Turkey”

COVID Risk Level: MODERATE (COVID-19 transmission is moderate in Turkey. The transmission level is based on global health and disease data from John Hopkins University, updated December 2021.)
Last updated: December 2, 2021, 12:00 am

Government measures

The local government has imposed some restrictions.

While traveling in Turkey you will be required to follow the guidelines introduced by the local government. These regulations are based on risk levels and aimed at improving your safety.

National Restrictions

Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transport.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is operating as usual for foreign travelers. Turkish citizens and residents must have a 'travel permit' which can be applied for at https://www.turkiye.gov.tr/ Turkish citizens and residents must also download the 'Hayat Eve Sigar' (HES) application which will generate a code for domestic and international flights, train, and ferry travel. The HES code may also be requested when checking in to accommodation or when entering public places. This does not apply to foreign travelers.

Restaurants

Open
Restaurants are open as usual.

Bars

Open
Bars are open as usual.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current COVID risk in Ankara, Turkey?

Currently the risk level is moderate. COVID-19 transmission is moderate in Turkey. The transmission level is based on global health and disease data from John Hopkins University, updated December 2021.. The current R number is 0.990046189508906

Do I have to quarantine when I arrive?

Quarantine information is guided by your origin.
Please check our travel information page for more details.

Do I have to wear a mask in Ankara, Turkey?

Face masks are required.

Do I have to quarantine when I return to my country?

Quarantine information is guided by your origin.
Please check our travel information page for more details.

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