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Europe > Turkey: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 7.6 millions

Active cases: 497 363

Recovered: 7.1 millions

Deaths: 67 437

Vaccination count: 54.8 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-10-17

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
The Turkish government does not prohibit any nationalities from entering Turkey based on citizenship. However, it does place restrictions on who may come into the country based on the departure point.

There is a ban on flights to Turkey from Bangladesh, Brazil, Nepal, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.

Most other international tourists can travel to Turkey either visa-free or, for those fitting the requirements, with an eVisa (https://www.visasturkey.com/requirements/).

Some countries may only enter with a conventional sticker visa, which individuals can only obtain at a Turkish embassy. This includes national citizens of:

Marshall Islands
North Korea
Papua New Guinea
South Sudan

Tests: Negative PCR test required for all countries.

Quarantine: Depends
Self-isolation is required for some countries.

Information updated on 2021-10-15.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Starting September 6, entry into establishments such as concerts, cinemas, theaters, and crowded events will require proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to the event. This requirement applies to individuals 18 years old and older. including foreign nationals with Turkish residency. Individuals who fail to provide the necessary documentation will not be permitted to enter into these venues or participate in crowded events.

Grocery and other food-related shops are open normal operation hours.

Dining establishments such as restaurants, patisseries, cafés, and cafeterias are open for in-person dining and delivery services with no restrictions.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events or more than 10 people banned.

Restaurants and bars: Fully Open

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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