Lockdown: Turkey Unveils Total Closure for 81 Provincial Governorships

With the increasing contagiousness of the Covid-19 virus after the mutated new variants of the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, new measures had to be taken in order to manage the risk posed by the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic in terms of public health and public order and to control the rate of spread of the disease, and the decisions taken at the Presidential Cabinet meeting on April 13, 2021, As of Wednesday, April 14, 2021, a two-week partial closure process has been entered into.



At the current stage, it is observed that the rate of increase of the epidemic first slowed down, then stopped, and it has entered a downward trend in the last days after the partial closure measures, the basic procedures and principles of which are determined by our Circular No. 6638 dated 14.04.2021.

In this context, in line with the decisions taken in the Presidential Cabinet that convened under the chairmanship of our President on 26.04.2021; New measures will be added to the currently implemented partial closure measures and a full closure period will be initiated. It is considered that the following measures should be taken to cover the entire country during the full closing period, which will continue from 19:00 on Thursday, April 29, 2021, until 05:00 on Monday, May 17, 2021.


  • A full-time curfew will be applied, starting at 19:00 on Thursday, April 29, 2021, and ending at 05:00 on Monday, May 17, 2021, regardless of weekdays and weekends.

  • On the days when the curfew is restricted, grocery stores, markets, greengrocers, butchers, dried fruits, and desserts can operate between 10.00-17.00, provided that our citizens are limited to meeting their mandatory needs and do not drive a vehicle (except for disabled citizens) will be able to visit butchers, dried nuts and fruits shops and confectioners.

  • Between the same hours, grocery stores, markets, greengrocers, butchers, dried fruits, desserts, and online ordering companies will be able to make sales to home/address.

  • Eating and drinking places and online food ordering companies will be able to deliver packages on a 24-hour basis until Thursday, May 13, 2021, the end of the month of Ramadan. Eating and drinking places and online food ordering companies will be able to deliver takeaway until 01:00 after the end of Ramadan.

  • In the period of complete closure, the bakery where bread production is made and/or bakery products licensed businesses and only the dealers of these workplaces will be open (Only bread and bakery products can be sold in these workplaces). Our citizens will be able to go to and from the bakery within walking distance of their residences, provided that they are limited to meeting their bread and bakery product needs and do not drive a vehicle (except for disabled citizens).

  • Bread distribution vehicles belonging to bakery and bakery licensed businesses can only serve bread to markets and grocery stores, and no sales will be made on the streets.

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