Local Covid-19 Regulations & Latest News

- Last update on April 16, 2021

No Quarantine Requirement

Turkey accepts tourists from almost every country of the world without any quarantine requirement. On the other hand all travellers must submit negative PCR test results obtained within the last 72 hours before their departure.

Face Masks

Wearing a face mask in all public spaces including on the street is obligatory in Istanbul. For violations there is a hardly applied penalty of TL 900 (~90 Euros). Face masks are available on your request at the Front Desk.

Curfew for Local Residents (but not for Tourists)

For local residents of Istanbul there is a night curfew between 7pm and 5am every day and a full day curfew on Saturday and Sundays. This regulation concerns only the local population and tourists are exempted from this rule. During the periods of lockdown tourists can freely go out and enjoy their time off in the streets of an unusually empty Istanbul. Taxis and public transport continue working as before; museums stay open. The three major historic sites close to our hotel, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace are also open to visitors during the curfew period.

Restaurant Closures

Until May 16 restaurants and cafes in Istanbul will be open only for takeaway and delivery services - though in the touristic area around our hotel some restaurants continue accepting clients in spite of this general regulation. During this period one can order food online and let them be delivered without a time restriction. In our hotel we are well-prepared to this new situation and assist our guests in ordering meal from selected restaurants and serve them in our dining hall or in their rooms. Click here for the menus of these restaurants.

Vaccination Campaign

Turkey started its vaccination campaign in January. Until today 14% of the population have received at least one dose of vaccine and 9% of them the two doses.

Covid-19 Test in the Hotel

At both Istanbul airports passengers flying to several countries are required to come up with the negative result of a Covid-19 PCR test made during the last 48 hours before their flight. Many hospitals and laboratories in Istanbul do these tests on demand. For the convenience of our guests we cooperate with a laboratory which sends a representative to our hotel upon appointment to take the sample for the test. The price is TL 350 (~35 Euros); the result is obtained within 24 hours.

Our Covid-19 Measures

In this time of uncertainty we want to assure you that your safety and comfort remain our highest priority. We take the utmost care to ensure every stay with us is safe, clean and comfortable. Some of our measures include:
• Rigorous cleaning and sanitisation of guest rooms
• Not using the rooms for at least 24 hours after each check-out
• Frequent sanitisation of high-contact points, such as elevator buttons, door handles, reception desk and bathrooms
• Hand sanitisers placed at guest contact areas
• Provision of medical masks and gloves for our guests upon request

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