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  1. Turkey Travel Advisory

    Exercise increased caution when traveling to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To: Sirnak province, Hakkari province, and any area within six miles (10 kilometers) of the Syrian border due to terrorism. Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue ...

  2. Is Turkey Safe for Travel RIGHT NOW? (2024 Safety Rating)

    Turkey is mostly safe when it comes to crime and its biggest risks stem from its political situation and terrorism risks. However, that isn't to say that violent, as well as petty crimes, don't exist in Turkey, because they do, especially in Istanbul. Snatching, pickpocketing, and mugging are the most common kinds of petty crime.

  3. Turkey travel advice

    Warning FCDO advises against all travel to parts of Turkey. Contents Warnings and insurance Entry requirements; ... New information on extreme temperatures and removal of warning on salmonella ...

  4. Turkey

    Obey lifeguards and warning flags on beaches. Practice safe boating—follow all boating safety laws, do not drink alcohol if driving a boat, and always wear a life jacket. ... For information traffic safety and road conditions in Turkey, see Travel and Transportation on US Department of State's country-specific information for Turkey. Hide.

  5. Alerts and Messages

    Alerts. Message for U.S. Citizens: Celebrate Democracy this 4th of July by Ensuring You Are Prepared to Vote in the 2024 U.S. Election (3 July, 2024) Message to U.S. citizens: Ongoing Demonstrations (26 June, 2024) Worldwide Caution Alert (17 May, 2024) Security Alert: Demonstrations U.S. Mission Türkiye (10 May, 2024)

  6. Is it Safe to Travel to Turkey

    The US has revised the travel warning for Turkey by dropping it down to a 2 with only noteworthy warnings on the Eastern borders. The terrorism incidents that caused travelers to avoid Turkey for several years are now in the past, with no large events being reported in the past 2 or 3 years. Tourism is in a period of recovery now and tourist ...

  7. Travel Advisory: Türkiye

    Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Turkey. If you decide to travel to Turkey: Read the Department of State's COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.

  8. Türkiye Travel Advice & Safety

    Safety. There's an ongoing high threat of terrorist attacks in Türkiye. Possible targets include tourist areas, transport networks, shopping malls, hotels, places of worship and diplomatic premises. Be alert to potential threats, especially in locations frequented by foreigners. Avoid crowds, keep a low profile and be aware of your surroundings.

  9. Turkey International Travel Information

    At this time, the Turkey-Syria border is closed except in cases of urgent medical treatment or safety from immediate danger as defined by the Government of Turkey. Iraq: See the Iraq travel advisory. The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq. The Turkish Government tightly controls entry and exit on the ...

  10. Safety and security

    Jeep safaris can be dangerous, there were a number of reported accidents in 2023. ... You cannot buy an IDP outside the UK, so get one before you travel. If you stay in Turkey for more than six ...

  11. Travel advice and advisories for Türkiye

    Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, can occur throughout Türkiye. Avoid showing signs of affluence. Ensure that your belongings, passports and other travel documents are secure at all times. If travelling by car, keep valuable belongings out of sight, windows closed and doors locked.

  12. What travelers to Turkey need to know

    In 2021, Turkey's travel and tourism sector contribution to GDP was $59.3 billion, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. The World Bank says that the quakes have caused around $34 ...

  13. Is Turkey safe to visit? The latest travel advice for tourists

    Last week Turkey launched a cross-border offensive on Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria, prompting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to update its advice for British travellers.

  14. Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Right Now? Latest Travel Advice

    The advice from the Turkey Travel Advisory is similar to that of the UK Foreign Office. It marks Sirnak, Hakkari and anywhere within 10 km of the Syrian Border as a level four, which means 'do ...

  15. Is Turkey SAFE to Visit? (2024 • Insider Tips)

    The short answer is, yes, travelling to Turkey is very safe. Turkey is a delight to explore and most trips are trouble-free. According to Trading Economics, Turkey received over 49 million visitors in 2023. You'll be pleased to know that the vast majority of tourists have a very safe visit. Turkey is BIG on tourism.

  16. Health

    Latest FCDO travel advice for Turkey including on entry requirements, ... Warning FCDO advises against all travel to parts of Turkey. Contents Warnings and insurance; Entry requirements;

  17. Is Turkey Safe? Is it Safe to Travel to Turkey in 2024?

    As of June 2024, here are the most updated travel recommendations: The current travel advisories remain at the same level. There have been recent reports of protests regarding the war, but there is no increased risk in traveling to Turkey. Tourist destinations remain safe and open for travel. As a traveler, it is generally wise to avoid any ...

  18. Is it safe to travel to Turkey right now? Latest travel advice

    Latest travel advice. The latest wildfires blazed in the southeast of the country and reached the beach resort town of Kusadasi, which is popular with tourists.

  19. Travel warnings: Everything tourists need to know about the Turkey and

    The Kahramanmaras earthquake was felt throughout southeast Turkey and north Syria. The first earthquake hit the southeastern city of Gaziantep at 4.17 am local time. A second quake - with a 7.5 ...

  20. Is Turkey A Safe Country To Travel To Now? Latest Travel Advice For Türkiye

    Turkey is a relatively safe country, but its crime rates have been increasing in recent years. According to the Turkish National Police, the number of violent crimes has increased - though still low enough to be considered safe. The most common crimes are. Notoriously high levels of petty crime. Pickpocketing.

  21. Is Turkey Safe to Visit in 2024?

    The country of Turkey has so much to offer visitors, from exotic cities to sparkling Mediterranean coastline to lunar landscapes. It's no wonder that it received an estimated 45 million tourists in 2022.. Turkey has thousands of years of history, and nowhere is this more visible than the stunning city of Istanbul, which was the seat of multiple empires from its position at the crossroads of ...

  22. Travel Advisories

    Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions. July 26, 2023. Ghana Travel Advisory. Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution. November 20, 2023. Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Advisory. Level 3: Reconsider Travel. July 9, 2024. Republic of the Congo Travel Advisory.

  23. Travelling to Turkey this summer? Watch out for this little ...

    Spain on the whole has seen some big price increases since 2020, with flights to Malaga rising 28% to £246 from £129. Ibiza Town has also seen an increase of 17% from £182 to £213. Elsewhere ...

  24. Spain, Greece and Turkey travel warning with 'hundreds of displaced

    "Many people will be jetting off abroad - looking to escape the UK's unseasonable weather of late. With Spain, Turkey and Greece among the popular destinations for an overseas trip. ... Majorca travel warning as huge anti-tourism protest planned with 'over 100' groups this weekend. The protests coincide with the start of the school holidays.

  25. Everything you need to know to make sure your holiday goes off ...

    There's no disguising the potential dangers. Not when there's a war going on in Ukraine and tensions are high in the Middle East, while closer to home there's political uncertainty in several ...

  26. Türkiye proposes new bill to control street dogs as UK issues travel

    Türkiye proposes new bill to control street dogs as UK issues travel warning of 'aggressive' packs Pro animal rights activists carry signs during a protest in Istanbul, Turkey, 24 May 2024. ...

  27. Microsoft outage causes widespread airline disruptions and

    Air travel is experiencing disruptions across the globe on Friday morning due to a Microsoft outage for customers of its 365 apps, including many major airlines. In the U.S., more than 3,000 ...

  28. 2,800 US flights are canceled as a global computer outage wreaks ...

    Thousands of US flights were grounded Friday as a technical disaster plagued government agencies and businesses worldwide - leading to countless stranded passengers, canceled medical procedures ...

  29. CrowdStrike update glitch disrupts flights and banking around the ...

    What about air travel? More than 2,000 flights originating or landing in the U.S. were canceled as of noon ET Friday, and more than twice that number were delayed, according to the FlightAware ...

  30. Ukraine-Russia war latest: Russia's advance on Kharkiv 'halted'

    In April this year, the US finally approved a long-awaited aid package worth some $60.8bn (£49bn) in aid to Ukraine. Included were vast quantities of much-needed weapons and ammunition meant for ...