Written on 12th October 2017

Turkish Government suspends visas to U.S. citizens

The government of Turkey announced the immediate suspension of visa services to U.S. citizens, effective October 8th, 2017.  According to the government’s announcement, this includes the issuance of physical “sticker” visas at border posts, and the online Turkish electronic visa (e-visa).  U.S. citizens planning travel to Turkey, and who have questions regarding this regulation should contact the closest Embassy or Consulate of Turkey, or the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

These changes do not affect passengers transferring to connecting flights in Istanbul.

Excluding passengers transferring to connecting flights in Istanbul; for all passengers holding Turkish passports flying to the USA and all passengers holding American passports flying to Turkey on Turkish Airlines and AnadoluJet Turkey-USA and USA-Turkey flights between October 9th, 2017 and October 31st, 2017, with tickets issued on or before October 9th, 2017.

Source: U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Turkey, Turkish Airlines