Travel Guidelines for Passengers “Arriving” in Turkey:
All passengers, except children below 12 years of age, must present a negative PCR test result certificate 72 hours before travel to Turkey.
- Passengers have to fill an online entry form within 72 hours of departure. You will then be given a Health Tracker Code (HES code) to use during travel and your stay in Turkey. Passengers can present a printed copy or electronic copy of the form on mobile devices before check‑in.
- Accommodation and transportation costs will be at the passenger’s own expense.
Crew, merchant seamen, transit/transfer passengers are all exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test requirements and quarantine. Passengers who are below 12 years of age are exempted from testing and quarantine and do not need to show any vaccination certificate to enter Turkey.
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What are the Covid–19 travel restrictions in Turkey?
Passenger Locator form: All Travellers are required to fill out the health declaration form before their departure to Turkey.
Covid-19 Testing Requirements: A negative PCR test certificate was conducted within 72 hours before your arrival in Turkey.
Do children need to be tested? Children below 12 years are exempted from pre-departure testing.
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travellers are allowed to enter Turkey without PCR test and quarantine. Currently, Turkey accepts all vaccines for international travellers who are fully vaccinated, at least 14 days before arriving in Turkey.
Please visit the Ministry of Public Health website for update on Covid-19 restrictions before you travel to Turkey.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Travel policy for Turkish citizens?
Turkish citizens will be allowed to travel, provided they present the following:
- proof of full vaccination listed by WHO or Turkey for emergency use.
- proof of recovery from COVID‑19 within the last 6 months.
- a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken not more than 72 hours before arrival, or a negative rapid antigen test certificate for a test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
What is the Travel policy from UAE to Turkey?
UAE citizens and residents of the UAE are allowed to travel to Turkey under the following conditions:
- All passengers must Fill the mandatory forms within 72 hours before departure.
- Vaccinated passengers:
- Present a vaccination certificate which is approved by EU/WHO/EMA. Passengers must have completed their COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before arrival. A PCR test is not required for fully vaccinated passengers.
- Non‑vaccinated passengers:
- Submit a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result taken at most 72 hours before arrival in Turkey, or a Rapid Antigen test with a negative result taken within the last 48 hours before their arrival in Turkey, or
- Present proof of recovery from COVID‑19 within the last 6 months.
Children below 12 years are exempted from the COVID‑19 PCR test and are not required to provide a vaccination certificate. (Source)
What is the Travel policy for passengers arriving Turkey?
Article 1: All passengers who were in Brazil, Nepal, Sri Lanka and South Africa during the last 14 days must submit a negative PCR test certificate taken 72 hours before arrival in Turkey. These passengers must be quarantined for 14 days at hotels determined by the Government. Expenses for accommodation and transfers from the airport should be borne by passengers. The quarantine will be lifted if the passenger tests negative for COVID‑19 on the 14th day.
Article 2: Passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan must submit a negative PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours of arrival. Passengers arriving directly from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan will be exempted from quarantine if they submit a proof of full vaccination (listed by WHO or Turkey for emergency use), provided that the last required dose should be at least 14 days before arrival. If passengers are not vaccinated, then they will be quarantined at their residences or registered address. The quarantine will be lifted if the passenger takes a COVID‑19 PCR test on the 10th day of quarantine with a negative result.
Article 3A: Passengers arriving from Afghanistan and those who have been in this country for the last 14 days must submit a negative PCR test certificate taken 72 hours before arrival. These passengers are then quarantined for 10 days at hotels determined by the government. Expenses for accommodation and transfers from airports must be borne by passengers. The quarantine will be lifted if the passenger tests negative for COVID‑19 at the end of the 7th day.
Article 3B: Afghanistan citizens who have a residence or work permit in the Republic of Turkey are exempted from the hotel quarantine on the condition that they submit a valid residence or work permit, and will be subjected to quarantine at their residence. Passengers whose first entry point is out of Istanbul or Ankara will be allowed to travel to their residence only by private vehicles and domestic flights or public transportation is not allowed.
Article 3C: Republic of Turkey citizens arriving from Afghanistan are exempted from the hotel quarantine but they have to be quarantined at their residence. Passengers whose first entry point is out of Istanbul or Ankara will be allowed to travel to their residence only by private vehicles and domestic flights or public transportation is not allowed.
Article 4: Passengers to be quarantined under articles 1 and 3A must pay the hotel fees before their arrival in Turkey. Passengers who cannot provide a proof that they have made the necessary payments to stay at the hotels determined by the government, will not be accepted for boarding.
Article 5: Passengers arriving from the Iran and Egypt will be requested to submit a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result, taken within the last 72 hours prior to their arrival in Turkey. (Source)