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International travel restrictions for Turkey

According to the guide published by the Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation, these are the travel restrictions that apply to flights arriving in Turkey. These rules have been in place since 30 December 2020 and should stay in place until 1 March 2021.

All arrivals are subject to the usual custom and migration controls. So please check whenever you need a visa to enter Turkey.

All passengers, that means all traveling people who are 6 years old or older, want to follow these travel restrictions for Turkey below so everyone can have a healthier flight. Everyone coming from Denmark, South Africa or the United Kingdom wants to further check below

  • Passengers arriving in Turkey are required to have taken a PCR test with a negative result within three days (72 hours) before the time their flight departure is scheduled. Test results should be shown during check-in. People without a negative PCR test will not board their flights.
  • Everyone wants to wear masks on flights and in airports.
  • Everyone wants to fill up the passenger information form on their way to Turkey.
  • Everyone, passengers, and the plane crew will have a medical examination. Whoever is showing symptoms will have to take a test.

Passengers departing from Denmark or South Africa and arriving in Turkey:

  • Turkish citizens, Turkish residents (who have a residency card), and holders of a blue card can go on flights departing from Denmark to Turkey or from South Africa to Turkey. Passengers need to have taken a PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours before their scheduled flight departure. They should show their results during check-in.
  • All the other passengers arriving from Denmark and South Africa should communicate their residency address and live in isolation for a week. After they will undergo a second PCR test and if the test result is negative, the isolation will end. If the test result is positive, the health staff will follow them.

Passengers leaving from the United Kingdom and coming to Turkey or have been in the United Kingdom in the last 10 days;

  • Passengers, of any nationality, coming directly from the United Kingdom, UK, cannot enter Turkey.
  • All passengers, of any nationality, arriving in Turkey through third countries who visited the United Kingdom within the last 10 days will have to go in isolation for 2 weeks at official places selected by Turkish authorities following their arrival. Passengers will still be required, before boarding, to submit a negative PCR test result done within the last 72-hours before departure.

Please contact your airline to understand how they will apply travel restrictions when going to Turkey. Turkish Airlines, for example, will apply all the above regulations and will measure passengers’ body temperature at boarding with a contactless thermometer, if that’s allowed by local regulations.

Passengers who show symptoms, such as high fever or persistent cough, will not be admitted to their flights and will be invited to contact the relevant local health provider. 

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