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HES code, what is HES code used for & how to get HES code for foreigners

HES (Hayat Eve Sigar) is a code that allows you to securely share the information that whether you carry any risk of Covid-19 with organizations and individuals within the scope of Controlled Social Life in case of a transportation or visiting. The HES code you share can be queried through the Hayat Eve Sigar mobile application or through the services provided to the institutions.

HES code, the new operation that is made mandatory under the measures of the Ministry of Health, is applied to reduce the presence of passengers at the airport who have a positive Covid-19 test result or have had contact with Covid-19 patient and to make all domestic flights safe. It is mandatory to have a valid HES code when buying tickets. You must also show your HES code during check-in. It is also necessary to obtain the HES (Hayat Eve Sigar) code, which will be produced personally, before the trip and add it to the reservation during the ticket purchase.

Neccesary information about HES code:

  • HES codes are checked 24 hours before the flight. Passengers whose travel allowance is not approved by the Ministry of Health will not be accepted to the flight.
  • HES code can be valid for a certain period of time or indefinitely. Your HES code must be valid for at least 7 days more than the last travel end date; otherwise, your reservation will not be confirmed.
  • HES code is not required for passengers who have not yet reached their 2nd birthday.
  • HES code is not required for international flights with domestic connections (e.g Trabzon-London flights connecting Istanbul). In some cases where the transit time exceeds 24 hours, the HES code is a must before domestic flights.
  • HES code is compulsory in domestic flights also for the citizens of Republic of Turkey with a foreign identity who have a foreign identification number starting with 97,98 or 99.

How to get HES code for Turkish citizens

Turkish citizens can get HES code by downloading Hayat Eve Sigar app from app stores or through the E-devlet app.

Turkish citizens can get the HES code by sending a SMS to 2023 with the following information and should be written respectively in this pattern

HES (blank) Turkish national ID No. (blank) last 4 digits of Turkish national ID serial No. (blank) number of days you need the code valid for.

For example: HES 65112233445 2143 45

The last number is for validity, 45 days or 90 days or you can leave it blank for 1 year validity

How to get HES code for Foreigners in Turkey

HES code for Foreigners with Turkish residency ID

People with Turkish residency ID number that starts with 97, 98, 99; can get the HES code by sending a SMS to 2023 with the following information and should be written respectively in this pattern

HES (blank) Turkish residency ID No. (blank) year of birth (blank) number of days you need the code valid for.

For example: HES 99112233445 1980 45

The last number is for validity, 45 days or 90 days or you can leave it blank for 1 year validity

HES code for Foreigners with Passport

Foreigners with passport & entry visas can get the HES code by sending a SMS to 2023 with the following information and should be written respectively in this pattern:

HES (blank) nationality (blank) passport number (blank) year of birth (blank) surname.

For example: HES AZE 112233445 1980 BRAVO

Foreigners and Residents can get HES code by downloading Hayat Eve Sigar app from app stores or through the E-devlet app.

Foreigner who have gained new Turkish nationality can get their HES code after they apply for Turkish national ID (T.C. kimlik).

written by: Melisa Karayusufoglu

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