Public Transport in Istanbul

The virus, which has been in our lives for a long time, has deeply affected everyone. The virus is still not over, but with the normalization process, we continue our lives in a new order. The Ministry of Health has started a new application in public transportation in order to reduce the risk within the scope of Controlled Social Life. Istanbul cards will now be used in integration with the HES code.

What is the HES Code in Turkey?

HES (Hayat Eve Sığar) Code is a code that allows you to securely share with organizations and individuals whether you carry any risk in terms of Covid-19 disease in your operations such as transportation or visiting within the scope of Controlled Social Life. The HES codes you share can be queried through the application or through the services provided to the institutions.

HES Code For Foreigners

You can obtain a HES code by sending your passport details by sms to 2023 in the following format :HES [space] Nationalty [space] Passport Number [space] Year of Birth [space] Surname

How To Match Istanbul Card with HES Code?

An Istanbul card is used as a public transport ticket in Istanbul. The Istanbul card can be obtained from individual or corporate dealers and ticket offices. After receiving a card, Istanbul must be matched with the HES Code.

In order to match your HES Code with your Istanbul Card, you need to go to municipalities website: and fill in all the details.