The Republic of Turkey is considered one of the most successful, disciplined and successful country to fight against COVID 19 pandemic. The country is always putting new strategies and curfews to control as much possible of the COVID situation.
Turkey is still banning flight coming from Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka, and applying a mandatory quarantine period for those arriving from Afghanistan and Pakistan or have been in these countries in the past 14 days to turkey. The same requirement will be applied for any passengers arriving from Egypt, Iran, Singapore, or the United Kingdom.
For other passengers arriving from other destinations on the rest of the world must either have a negative PCR or antigen test (taken 48 hours prior) or have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate for at least 14 days earlier.
Starting from September 6, turkey announced a decision of providing one of the three documents in order to travel intercity by or plane, bus, train, or other public transportation: a proof of vaccination, a negative PCR test taken 48 hours or a document proving that you have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days. Travelers with private vehicles will be exempted.
However, The COVID-19 restrictions will be applied to all Turkish citizens and residents starting from individuals 18years old above, except for Tourists who will not submit to these restrictions.
Turkey will keep on opening for tourism. Travelers of all nationalities who meet Turkey’s immigration regulations can enter the country following social codes such as social distancing and a mandatory mask as well as maintaining the HES code the Hayat Eve Sığar.
The Turkish government does not forbid any nationalities from entering The territory of Turkey based on their citizenship instead it does place restrictions based on the departure point.
Starting from September 6 the proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR test was taken 48 hours earlier will be required in order to enter any social establishments such as concerts, cinemas, theaters, and crowded events. The organizers of those events and staff at those venues will check the visitors’ HES code in order to trace their COVID infection history. This requirement applies to individuals 18 years old and older.
According to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, PCR tests will become mandatory as part of the government’s efforts in order to control the spread of COVID-19. You can easily get your PCR test online
The travel restrictions will be strictly applied inside of Istanbul since is the largest city in Turkey, with a population of over 15 million residents, containing 19% of the population of Turkey and the country's economic, historic and cultural center. The government of Turkey is trying to strengthen the safety measurements in order to decrease the rate of infections.
Safe Tourism Certification Program is being developed under the leadership of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, with the contributions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Health and in cooperation with all the partners in the industry.
The program consists:
• Health and Safety of Passenger
• Health and Safety of Employee
• Measures at the Facilities
• Measures in Transportation Vehicles
In order for the government to insure as much of a safety environment as possible for its visitors and locals.