Last update: 05.01.2022
The Republic of Turkey is considered one of the most successful, disciplined, and successful countries to fight against the COVID 19 pandemic. The country is always putting new strategies and curfews to control as much possible of the COVID situation.
Please enter your stayed country in the last 14 days, so you can learn the requirements and the effective PCR and vaccination rules to enter Turkey.
Or, have been in these countries in the past 14 days, must submit :
This does not apply to:
Must confirm a hotel reservation before departing, and maintain their hotel confirmation with them. The travelers must be quarantined for 14 days. The expense should be covered by themselves. Check the hotel list designated by the government down below.
For the passengers who are coming from the rest of the countries, they might be required to take an instant COVID-19 test randomly upon their arrival at the Istanbul Airport. If the test resulted positive, then they will have to quarantine for 14 days at the addresses they have determined.
Passengers can end their quarantine if they submit a Negative PCR test on their 10th day.
Starting from September 6th, passengers traveling intercity inside turkey using common transportations: plane, bus, train, or any other public transportation, will need to provide one of the following documents:
This does not apply to:
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.
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 from all nationalities who meet Turkey's immigration regulations can enter the country. However, they must comply with the social codes such as the mandatory mask and social distancing and maintain the HES code (Hayat Eve Sigar).
Turkish citizens, residents, and tourists must hold a HES Code (Hayat Eve Sigar) for all public services. The submission of the code might even be required upon entry to some public buildings, shopping malls, and banks, even the use of the Istabulkart for public transportation. All people in turkey must pair their HES code with their Istanbulkart to be activated. Check how to pair the HEPP Code with the istanbulkart .
Starting from September 6, the proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR test made 48 hours earlier, will be required to enter any social establishments such as concerts, cinemas, theaters, or crowded events. The organizers and staff at those venues will check the visitors' HES code to trace their COVID infection history. It will be applied to individuals 18 years old and older and all resident foreigners in Turkey.
According to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the new amplification will become mandatory as part of the government's efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. The government of Turkey is trying to strengthen safety measures to decrease the rate of infections.
Istanbul is considered 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. For that reason, the travel restrictions will be strictly applied inside the city and outside.
`Safe Tourism Certification Program` is being also 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 of:
• Health and Safety of Passenger
• Health and Safety of Employee
• Measures at the Facilities
• Measures in Transportation Vehicles
In order for the government to ensure as much of a safe environment as possible for its visitors and locals.