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COVID-19 Precautions to Enter Turkey

Turkey does not apply any entrance prohibition to the citizens of any country due to COVID-19. All precautions to enter the country are valid for visitors from all countries. Foreign country citizens are expected to have certain documents regarding COVID-19 precautions to enter Turkey.

The documents you must have during your travel are a COVID-19 health pass and a vaccine passport. Foreign country citizens with health pass showing two doses of vaccine (Health Pass or European Union Vaccine Passport) are exempt from PCR test. A single dose is sufficient for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The traveler must be vaccinated at least two weeks before they travel. If there is no vaccination or vaccine pass, a negative PCR result must be documented. The PCR test must be completed 72 hours before arriving in Turkey and the rapid antigen test must be completed 48 hours before arriving in Turkey. The vaccine certificates of passengers from Hungry, Serbia, Iraq, Indonesia, Libya, Philippines, Japan, Kazakhstan, Egypt and Vietnam are accepted.

Another document necessary to enter Turkey is the Form of Entry to Turkey. The Ministry of Health recommends completing the form with accurate and current information. The personal data provided on the form is stored by the Ministry of Health and are not shared with other institutions or organizations. Click here to complete the form online.

Passengers travelling to Turkey go through a short medical examination. The passengers are not quarantined if they do not show any COVID-19 symptoms when they arrive in the country. There are 24/7 open test centers for passengers at İstanbul Airport. The passengers can take the PCR, antibody and antigen tests at İstanbul Airport. Wearing masks is mandatory on planes, airports and public transport in İstanbul. The public areas and public transport vehicles are frequently disinfected under COVID-19 precautions.

Recent Announcements Regarding COVID-19 Precautions

  • According to the recent announcement by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey, mandatory mask usage will only be valid for public transport vehicles and health institutions.
  • The Ministry of Health shares daily COVID-19 data with the public. Click here to learn more about the current COVID-19 data.