Visitor Checklist

We have created a comprehensive checklist to ensure that you are fully prepared to have an excellent and productive time at the CBME Turkey.

THE ESSENTIALS

The first step is to register yourself via our online registration. It is straightforward, and within a few minutes, you can provide the information needed to retrieve your badge.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW→

Istanbul Airport (IST) is the largest airport in Turkey. Istanbul Airport has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 287 destinations in 112 countries.

Read the list of airlines flying to Istanbul Airport→

We recommend these hotels or accommodation near the Istanbul Expo Center with easy transport to the venue.

CHECK THE BEST HOTEL DEALS→

Passport holders from 115 countries may receive a visa automatically upon entry to the Turkish Republic. To learn more about entry to Turkey, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website.

To check if you're eligible for an e-Visa, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs e-Visa Portal.

For a visa invitation letter, you must register online first.

You will receive an e-mail with your registration number once approved.

You must add this to your visa request form using the link provided in the confirmation to [email protected]

PLAN YOUR AGENDA

Browse the directory to see the different exhibitor companies and their stand location. Using this and the hall plan, you can easily prepare your schedule for the show.

VIEW THE EXHIBITOR LIST→

Combine your business with relaxation in Istanbul's endless variety that fascinates its visitors. The museums, churches, palaces, grand mosques, bazaars and sites of natural beauty are countless.

Relax on the western shores of the Bosphorus and watch the sunset on another continent. Then you will understand why settlers chose to build a city on this remarkable site so many centuries ago. See for yourself why Istanbul is truly one of the best cities in the world.

View our Guide to Exploring Istanbul→

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE IN TURKEY 

Personalized Passport, Visa and Health requirements advice based on your details and itinerary.  

Check if your travel documents are sufficient on the IATA website.

COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map* (powered by Timatic) 

The Timatic solution aims at gathering the most complete and timely information. To achieve this, they have established a network of trusted partners, including Airlines and Government Agencies worldwide.  

Based on the latest guidance applicable to you, please check that you have a Negative PCR test and/or vaccination card.  

It is mandatory to complete a Health Declaration form before you arrive in Turkey. You can complete the form 72 hours before arrival.
You MUST ensure you provide accurate information on your trip and health to ensure you can be notified in case of exposure to the COVID-19 virus via your unique HES code.

Click here to complete the mandatory form

This documentation will be checked at the orders of the Republic of Turkey. If you haven't completed the declaration form or make misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you may be denied entry to Turkey if you are not a Turkish Citizen
or have a residence permit.

The health form is available in 9 languages

During controlled social life conditions, the HES (Hayat Eve Sığar – Life Fits Into Home) Code helps you safely share your Covid-19 risk status with institutions and individuals for activities like transportation or visit. Shared HES codes can be checked through the app or services provided to institutions.

A private HES code will be created automatically by the given information based on the form for Entry to Turkey

There are ADDITIONAL three ways to get your HES code;

  • via the Hayat Eve Sığar App (IOS and Android),
  • via SMS to 2023;
    • Write HES and National ID Number, last four digits of National ID serial code and days of sharing (number of days), respectively and with spaces between asked information) and send SMS to 2023,
    • Persons with Turkish Republic Blue Card ID or whose Turkish Republic identification number starting with 97, 98, 99: Type HES, your Turkish Republic identification number, year of birth, and sharing time (in days). Leave a space between each item. Send an SMS to 2023.
    • Persons who do not have a Turkish Republic or foreign identification number starting with 97, 98, 99: Type HES, your nationality, passport serial number, year of birth, and last name. Leave a space between each item. Send an SMS to 2023.
  • via e-Government,
    • e-Government website
    • Transactions of HES Code via e-Government: You can perform producing, deleting, querying and viewing details.
    • You can create a HES code for your children under the age of 18 via e-Government.

For foreign nationals with no domestic GSM number, HES Code can receive passport information by sending an SMS to +90555 944 3821, including HES, nationality, passport serial number, year of birth and surname.

You can obtain a HES code by SMS for your children under the age of 18. Studies are carried out to create HES code for your children through the "Hayat Eve Sığar" application and e-Government and will be available soon.

ARRIVING AT THE VENUE 

There will be free shuttle services to İstanbul Expo Center. Follow this page for the updated hours and location.

CBME Turkey will be organized following Informa's AllSecure health and safety standards.

As the world's leading event organizer, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events. To provide everyone with reassurance and confidence, they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.

At our event, health and safety are a priority. A range of measures will be in place to ensure you can enjoy a safe, hygienic and productive experience. 

We follow the 10 Key Informa AllSecure Commitments around Cleaning & Hygiene, Physical Distancing and Protection & Detection, in addition to following the guidance of government or official local authorities and any venue-specific regulations.

Find out more about Informa AllSecure

If your online registration is approved, you will automatically receive your e-badge to the e-mail address you registered.

  • Print this badge on A4/US sized paper in colour to ensure clarity for the barcode.
  • Fold along the dotted lines.
  • Bring your folded badge to the exhibition
  • Before arriving at the venue, please bring with you the Form of Entry to Turkey includes the HES (Hayat Eve Sigar) Code and your business card.
  • When you arrive at the exhibition area, go to the HES code checkpoint.
  • After checking the HES code, walk straight to the online visitor entry area.• A plastic wallet with a lanyard will be provided to carry your folded badge.
  • Note: If you forget your badge or if the print quality is low, you will need tore-print your badge onsite. We would like to kindly remind you that that barcode scanners cannot read via mobile phones/devices. Form of Entry to Turkey, which can be accessed via this page: register.health.gov.trAll international passengers are required to fill in the form within 72 hours prior to their travel. After filling this form, you will have a HES code & you can use this code when you're visiting the show.
  • You must bring your original passport or documentation, business card, e-badge or reference number and HES code with you to enter the venue.

We want you to have an enjoyable experience at CBME Turkey.

  • The venue is equipped with wireless internet service for your use.  
  • There are a variety of restaurants and cafes for refreshment.
  • There are onsite medical facilities and a prayer room should you require them.
  • There is a dedicated Press Center for media members (please carry your press card for verification).
  • Buyer delegates will have access to the Buyers' Lounge.

Find out more about visitor services→

RETURNING HOME 

If you require a PCR test to return home, PCR testing facilities will be in the main foyer at Istanbul Expo Center. Please make sure that you've checked the testing schedule. The test will approximately take 12 hours to get the result.

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