Travel Notice for Turkey
23 July 2018
In view of past terror attacks, Singaporeans travelling to Turkey are advised to continue taking the necessary precautions when travelling around the country. Some precautions include monitoring the local news and remaining vigilant when visiting popular areas with tourists. Crowded areas and locations known for demonstrations should also be avoided. Singaporeans are advised to carry an official photographic identity document (e.g. Passport, National ID, Residence/Work permit, etc...) with them at all times.
Singaporeans are also advised to avoid travel to south-eastern Turkey and the border regions between Turkey and Syria, given the unpredictable security situation associated with the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Singaporeans are strongly encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://eregister.mfa.gov.sg so that we may contact you should the need arise. Singaporeans are also advised to stay in touch with their family and friends so that they know you are safe. Singaporeans should consider purchasing comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage in the event of any emergencies.
Those in need of urgent consular assistance may contact the Singapore Embassy in Ankara or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Ankara
719, Sokak No. 5, Cankaya
Tel: +90 530 066 7311
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800 / 8855
For public health advisory information regarding travel to Türkiye, please refer to “Generic FAQ on COVID-19 Travel” found at https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Overseas-Mission/Ankara/Announcements/Generic-FAQ-on-COVID-19-and-Travel-Matters.
Following the recent earthquakes on 6 and 20 February 2023 which devastated large parts of Southeast Türkiye, please avoid travel into all the affected regions. Should you still be in affected areas, please remain alert to your surrounding environment as aftershocks may continue, and damaged buildings and infrastructure may pose a personal safety hazard. Do leave as soon as possible to safer areas.