Do not travel to Turkey due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution when traveling to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Read the Department of State?s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Turkey due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC?s specific recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in Turkey.
Do not travel to:
Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.
Security forces have detained tens of thousands of individuals, including U.S. citizens, for alleged affiliations with terrorist organizations based on scant or secret evidence and grounds that appear to be politically motivated. U.S. citizens have also been subject to travel bans that prevent them from departing Turkey. Participation in demonstrations not explicitly approved by the Government of Turkey, as well as criticism of the government (including on social media) can result in arrest.
Read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Turkey:
Sirnak Province, Hakkari Province, and Any Area within six miles (ten kilometers) of the Syrian Border ? Level 4: Do Not Travel
Do not travel to Sirnak province, Hakkari province, or any area within six miles (ten kilometers) of the Turkey/Syria border due to the continued threat of attacks by terrorist groups, armed conflict, and civil unrest. Terrorist attacks, including suicide bombings, ambushes, car bomb detonations, and improvised explosive devices, as well as shootings, and illegal roadblocks leading to violence have occurred in these areas. U.S. government employees are restricted from traveling to these provinces and to any area within six miles (ten kilometers) of the Turkey/Syria border without prior approval.
Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.
Turkey is a transcontinental Eurasian country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeastern Europe.
Half a million teachers await appointment, Ministry to appoint 15 thousand
Minister of National Education Ízer has announced that 50 percent of the 15 thousand teachers to be appointed on January 31 will be employed in ?stanbul. The number of teachers awaiting an appointment ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:16:00 GMT
ELT: GIE earns provisional BC accreditation
The provisional accreditation is the ?standard that all language schools aspire to?, the provider noted, adding that it will give students, partners and clients confidence to choose GIE. ?GIE has ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Jan 2022 09:45:00 GMT
Michel Kalika, Business Science Institute
The Business Science Institute focuses on one program ? a Doctor of Business Administration. Its president, Michel Kalika, told the PIE more about its offer, and why the DBA market is in the same ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Jan 2022 04:41:00 GMT
\'Fearless\' one teacher calls her ? East Providence High School student speaks five languages
Dilara Ozdemir has a profound passion for languages ? she speaks five. She came here from Turkey in eighth grade knowing little English.
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Jan 2022 02:15:00 GMT
Turkish students\' expected winter holiday trips raise Omicron concerns
Nearly 18 million Turkish students started their two-week winter break on Friday, with expected high mobility raising concerns about a surge of COVID-19 Omicron infections. Experts said the number of ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:52:00 GMT
Schoolteacher killed Sunday was denied protective order last year
Bengu Beachley, the Bealeton schoolteacher found fatally shot with her ex-husband, John Beachley, in an "apparent murder-suicide" Jan. 23, last year sought a protective order against him, citing a ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Jan 2022 09:00:00 GMT
Sufi chefs and piles of meat: Food and history in Konya, Turkey
You may know about Konya's delicious cuisine, but did you know that one of the most beautiful and spiritual locations in the city is the tomb of ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Jan 2022 01:01:00 GMT
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is postponing her wedding after announcing new COVID-19 restrictions Sunday following the discovery of nine cases of the omicron variant in a single family ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 23 Jan 2022 22:50:00 GMT
?Ghedtair Composite? Album Reimagines Armenian Folk Music
The classics of Armenian folk music may seem eternal, passed down from one generation to another. Yet variations and new interpretations always arise, whether regionally or over time. Today it is no ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Jan 2022 06:10:00 GMT
San Jose State Lecturer Works to Bring Afghan Scholars to U.S.
About 150 Afghan scholars are vetted as of this month, and about a dozen universities are ready to offer jobs to qualified Afghan instructors. but only two scholars, both referred from San Jose State, ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:19:00 GMT
San Jose State, Uc Berkeley Join Efforts To Bring Afghan Scholars To U.S.
A San Jose State University lecturer is cautiously optimistic about a program she was instrumental in starting after the fall of Kabul that will bring Afghan scholars to the U.S. "We've raised close ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Jan 2022 07:00:00 GMT