Data Last Updated: December 26, 2020
Turkey has reopened for most travelers. There is no testing or quarantine requirement, however, travelers are subject to health screening and random testing may occur.
Presently visitors arriving from: Afghanistan, Bangladesh are not allowed to enter.
Latest update - Starting Monday, December 28, all visitors entering Turkey will be required to submit a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of boarding the flight. This new protocol is expected to last until March. It applies to all international arrivals including those who entered by land and sea.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
Places of worship were allowed to reopen from May 29. Several different establishments and facilities were also allowed to reopen, including cafes, restaurants, beaches, daycare centers and kindergartens, archaeological sites, museums, camps, and libraries.
Moreover, civil servants who were on leave or working from home have returned to their workplaces. Authorities have also lifted restrictions on individual sports, maritime tourism, and fishing.
Airlines & Transport
As of June 12, officials reopened the majority of the country's air, land, and sea borders for all travelers, excluding with Iran, where air and land borders remain closed to passenger traffic until at least Sept. 1
Domestic flights in Turkey resumed from June 1. A government-provided HES (Hayat Eve Sıgar) code may be necessary for domestic flights for all passengers.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
As of June 12, Turkey’s borders have officially reopened to International visitors, including travelers from the US. However, just like with the other countries that have opened their doors in a post-COVID world, Turkey has put in place several travel restrictions to ensure the safety of all visitors.
When Turkey first opened its doors to international visitors, they only allowed travelers from 40 countries. However, it has now lifted the restrictions for all nationalities. This means that all tourists can now enter Turkey, provided that they adhere to the country’s travel requirements and policies.
Travel Entry Requirements for Tourists Visiting Turkey
Even though the travel restrictions to Turkey have been lifted for all nationalities, there are a few entry requirements that all tourists must meet to be allowed entry into the country:
- Visitors are required to wear a facemask during their flight to Turkey and must have a mask on when arriving at the airport. Anyone who is not wearing a mask will not be allowed to enter the country.
- Passengers must fill out the passenger information form upon arrival in Turkey.
- Everyone must submit themselves to a temperature check and health screening upon their arrival. Those who are showing some symptoms will be asked to undergo a COVID Test.
- Those who will get a positive result must undergo medical treatment at a facility chosen by the Ministry of Health at their own expense.
New Protocols and Safety Measures in Turkey
To limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of everyone, the Turkish Government has introduced new protocols and safety measures:
- Public transportation facilities are already operating. However, buses and trains must maintain a 50% capacity for passengers.
- Everyone must wear facemasks when going to crowded public places all over Turkey, such as when going to markets and taking public transport.
- A curfew of 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. was imposed for those who are aged 65 and above.
What’s Open In Turkey?
On June 1, Turkey has eased its restrictions against COVID-19. The government has allowed restaurants, cafes, beaches, parks, sports facilities, and swimming pools to resume their operations.
Tourist attractions have also opened up, including historical sights and museums. The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, one of the world's largest markets and a popular tourist attraction, has also reopened since June 1st.
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Information for Non-Tourists
Authorities in Turkey have lifted the 14-day home quarantine for Turkish expatriates amid the country's efforts to ease COVID-19-related restrictions as of June 13.
All arrivals are required to undergo a health screening on arrival, and individuals displaying symptoms must submit to a COVID-19 test and undergo a 14-day quarantine if positive;
All testing and quarantine-related costs are to be covered by the traveler. Turkish nationals and residents are required to obtain a government-provided HES (Hayat Eve Sıgar) code before international travel on public transport.
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