Travel to Turkey from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Check what COVID-19 tests you need to take and the coronavirus related rules for travel to Turkey

Because of COVID-19 there are rules that you need to follow when you travel. Turkey has its own rules. We are past the stage of ‘hand washing’ and ‘social distancing’ as the vaccination levels in Turkey is 90,90 % of the population who received the first doze and 81,75 % of the population who received the second doze as of December 8th 2021. Nearly 12 and a half million of Turkish people have already received the third doze.

All arrivals into Turkey aged 6 and over, including Turkish citizens and residence permit holders, must complete an online form Form for Entry to Turkey a maximum of 72 hours prior to travel. Passengers transiting Turkey are also exempt.

Children under twelve are not required to submit testing or vaccine information.

With the appearance of the new variant Omicron the travellers who visited Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka in the 14 days prior to travel will be quarantined for 14 days on arrival in Turkey in a government-listed hotel at their own expense. They must have a confirmed hotel reservation before departure. Due to the new variant Omicron Turkey issued a ban on arrivals from Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

All arrivals (aged 12 and over) into Turkey must have proof of one of the following:

A full course of COVID-19 vaccinations (completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Turkey)
recent recovery from COVID-19
a negative PCR test (less than 72 hours of arrival)
a rapid antigen test (less than 48 hours of arrival).

In Turkey it is still a legal requirement to wear face masks on the streets and inside the buildings for children and adults. However, face mask wearing outdoors was not endorsed in Marmaris this summer and continues to be so.

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Official Sources: Ministry of Health, Coronavirus Report; Republic Of Turkey Ministry COVID-19 Information Platform

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