Turkey Travel Alert: Country Risk Rating Raised

03 January 2017 ,  —

Istanbul


We have raised Turkey's overall travel risk rating from LOW to MEDIUM to reflect the widening threat of terrorist and militant attacks, and likely continuation of political challenges. 

This will bring the risk rating for the country in line with Istanbul (Istanbul province) and the capital Ankara, which remain rated as MEDIUM since January 2016. Travel to MEDIUM risk areas can continue, but requires security precautions, including minimising time spent in the vicinity of potential militant targets, avoiding all public gatherings and demonstrations, and ensuring that adequate security measures are in place for hotel accommodation and journey management.

For the latest information and advice, members are advised to register for email alerts and review the travel security updates on Travel Security Online and through the International SOS Membership Portal.

The International SOS Assistance App can be downloaded here. For additional information and advice, members are advised to call their local International SOS Assistance Centre.

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