Updated Rules On Travel To Turkey
Within the scope of the measures taken against the Covid-19 pandemic by Turkish authorities, the following decisions are effective on July 1, 2021 regarding entry to Turkey:
1. Arrival of passengers coming to Turkey from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka are suspended until further notice. Passengers traveling from these countries may transit to other countries without entering Turkey.
Passengers who are arriving to Turkey and who have been in Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days, must submit a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and must be quarantined for 14 days in locations to be determined by the Governorships. If the PCR test result to be made at the end of the 14th day of the quarantine is negative, the quarantine measure will be terminated. Passengers whose PCR test result is positive will be taken into isolation as soon as the positive test result is received and the measure will be terminated with a negative PCR test result which will be made at the end of the 14th day.
Passengers arriving from Afghanistan and Pakistan and passengers who have been to these countries in the last 14 days are required to stay under quarantine for 10 days. If the PCR test result to be made at the end of the 7th day of the quarantine is negative, the quarantine measure will be terminated. If the test results are positive, they will be treated in accordance with the Covid-19 guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
The quarantine for passengers who are arriving to Turkey and who have been in Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days, or arriving to Turkey from Afghanistan or Pakistan or who have been to these countries in the last 14 days will be at dormitories determined by the Governorships or at accommodation facilities serving as quarantine facilities. The terms and conditions regarding the quarantine hotels, accommodation fees, transportation of the passengers from the borders, etc. will be set and announced by the Governorships.
Passengers arriving to Turkey from the United Kingdom, Iran, Egypt and Singapore must present a negative PCR test result taken in the last 72 hours prior to arrival to Turkey.
2. Passengers from countries other than the ones mentioned in article 1 (including the Netherlands) and who submitted a document issued by the relevant country's official authorities showing that they had been vaccinated at least 14 days before their arrival in Turkey and/or that they had recovered from the disease in the last six months starting on the 28th day of the first positive PCR test are not requested to submit a PCR/rapid antigen test and they will not go under a quarantine. In case a certificate of vaccination or documents indicating that they have had/recovered from the virus is not presented, the result of a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test (performed within the last 48 hours) in the last 72 hours prior to arrival to Turkey from these countries must be submitted.
3. Passengers are subject to PCR testing on the basis of sampling at arrival. These passengers will be allowed to proceed to their final destination after the test samples are taken. If the test results are positive, they will be treated in accordance with the Covid-19 guidelines of the Ministry of Health. Passengers and the persons with close contact with passengers with positive test results will be quarantined for 14 days at the addresses they have determined, and quarantine conditions will be terminated if the PCR test results to be performed at the end of the 10th day are negative. The quarantine conditions of those who are found to be carrying the Delta variant will be terminated with a negative PCR test result at the end of the 14th day.
4.As of March 15, 2021, passengers who enter Turkey on international flights (excluding transfer passengers and passengers under the age of 6) must complete the Turkey Entry Form, which they can access on register.health.gov.tr within 72 hours prior to their flight. A paper printout or mobile screenshot of the completed form will be checked at the stations before the flight.
5. All passengers are required to wear masks at airports and during the flights.
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