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Europe > Turkey: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 15.1 millions

Active cases: 3 268

Recovered: 15 millions

Deaths: 98 911

Vaccination count: 57.8 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2022-05-18

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? 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 enclosed public places
 • Masks are required in public transport

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Turkey is open for tourism.

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.

Passengers over the age of 12 must have a document showing a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Turkey. Either:

-PCR test taken in the last 72 hours
-Rapid antigen test taken in the last 48 hours

Fully vaccinated and recovered patients are exempt if they can provide either:

-Vaccination certificate showing the last dose was given at least 14 days before arrival
-Medical certificate showing recovery in the last 6 months

Passengers, are subject to PCR testing on the basis of sampling at arrival. These passengers will be able to continue their journey after the test samples are taken. However, if the test results are positive, they will be treated in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines of the Ministry of Health.

Passenger arriving from the following countries India, Pakistan, Brazil, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan or have been in these countries in the past 14 days, must submit:

-A negative PCR test that is taken 72 hours at most NEXT TO, vaccination certificate showing they are fully vaccinated for at least 14 days before arrival.

Passengers who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

More details here https://bit.ly/3qCkkv2

Tests: Negative PCR test required for all countries.

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

Information updated on 2022-05-10.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Turkish Ministry of Health announced on April 26, 2022 that masks are only required indoors in public and education transportation vehicles and health institutions.

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.

Most services are available in Turkey without restrictions.

Smoking in public spaces is banned.

Mask use
Masks are required in enclosed public places
Masks are required in public transport

Gatherings: Allowed
No restriction

Restaurants and bars: Fully Open

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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