Authorities are easing certain Covid-19-related domestic restrictions as of March 1.
Here is the latest update about the restrictions in Istanbul:
A color-coded system introduced by the ministry. Turkey has been divided into 4 categories: Blue (low-risk), Yellow (mid-risk), Orange (high-risk), Red (very high-risk)
Istanbul was coded “orange” which is at the high-risk level The curfew between 21:00 and 05:00 on weekdays will be valid. The weekend curfew will continue for a while only on Sunday (curfew on Saturday was lifted).
Restaurant, cafeterias, bakeries will operate with half capacity from 7am to 7pm. They will offer only takeaway and delivery services between 7pm and 9 pm while offering only delivery services from 9pm to 12 am.
All people nationwide must wear protective facemasks and observe social distancing while in public.
Strict social distancing guidelines have also been imposed on public transport.
All international travelers arriving by air, land, or sea must produce a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to their flight’s or ferry’s scheduled departure. Any traveler unable to submit a negative test result at the point of departure will not be allowed to board; people arriving in Turkey without proof of having tested negative will be required to quarantine either at their reported address in Turkey or at a government-designated facility.
All flights to/from the UK, Denmark, Brazil, and South Africa remain indefinitely suspended in response to discoveries of variant strains of COVID-19 in these countries.
All travelers who have visited the UK, Denmark, Brazil, or South Africa within the 10 days prior totheir arrival in Turkey will be quarantined for 14 days in a government-selected facility.
The colors of our provinces will be re-determined every week according to the risk situation and the normalization practice will be updated every two weeks.