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Emergency Information

In case you are experiencing any of the symptoms, you should not go to your doctor or to the emergency room, to avoid any potential contamination, but you are kindly asked to call the Turkish National Public Health Organization so they can evaluate if your condition requires further investigation regarding the Covid-19.

  • Phone Line for COVID related Emergencies: 112, 115 or 156
  • Ambulance: 112
  • Police Phone Line: 155
  • Municipal police – 153
  • Coast Guard: 158

Travel information

Vehicle transportation

  • All vehicles 50% capacity
  • City Borders Closed. Entry to these cities is prohibited until April 16th: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Aydın, Balıkesir, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, Hatay, İstanbul, İzmir, Kahramanmaraş, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mersin, Muğla, Ordu, Sakarya, Samsun, Şanlıurfa, Tekirdağ, Trabzon, Van, Zonguldak

Attractions and public transportation

  • The Hagia Sophia Museum is open
  • The Topkapi Palace is open
  • The Blue Mosque is open
  • The Grand Bazaar is open
  • The Basilica Cistern is open

Public Transport restrictions – reduced schedule by 50% (without restrictions)

Public Transportation Information Line: 11 185

General Safety and Health Information

  • To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, travellers are advised to abide by the following measures: frequently clean hands by applying an alcohol-based hand rub or washing with soap and water.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover the mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue; if used, throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • If experiencing a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness, including pneumonia, call emergency services before going to the doctor or hospital to prevent the potential spread of the virus.

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