Turkey holidays: UK government issues new advice as travel rules change

Turkey holidays: UK government issues new advice as travel rules change

However, those wishing to undertake intercity travel using public transport is “required to obtain an ‘HES’ (‘Hayat Eve Sığar’) code,” explains the FCO.

“This can be done through the e-Devlet system, the Hayat Eve Sığar’ smartphone application and by SMS.”

“Non-Turkish nationals with a domestic flight connecting to/from an international flight which is booked on the same ticket, do not currently require an HES code. Where a domestic flight is booked separately or with a different airline, an HES code is required.”

The FCO continues: “For intercity travel, British nationals without a residence card can obtain an HES code by sending their passport details by SMS to 2023 in the following format: HES [space] Nationality (GBR) [space] passport number [space] year of birth [space] surname. Example: HES GBR 123456789 1980 SMITH. You will need to use the passport which you entered Turkey on, and the SMS message must be sent from a mobile phone registered on a Turkish mobile network.

Published at Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:26:00 +0000