The Interior Ministry on Wednesday issued a new order regarding tourists from other countries, who had been exempt from coronavirus-related curfews, and banned their access to potential sites of New Year's celebrations.
Turkey will welcome the new year with a four-day curfew which will start at 9 p.m. on Thursday and end at 5 a.m. Monday. The curfew aims to prevent mass outdoor celebrations that can aggravate COVID-19 infection risk. Tourists, spared from full weekend lockdowns and nighttime curfews on weekdays, are allowed to go out, but certain sites will be off limits.
The ministry instructed governorates of 81 provinces to take measures against any New Year's celebrations that would “lead people to come together in an uncontrollable way which might endanger fight against the outbreak.”
Among places which will be closed to tourists between 9 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m on Friday are Istanbul’s wildly popular Istiklal Avenue, Ankara's July 15 Kızılay National Will Square, better known as Kızılay Square, and the western city of Izmir's Gündoğdu Square.
Please click to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the cookies used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan çerezlerle ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen tıklayınız.