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Latest Covid-19 Restrictions practiced by The Republic of Turkey (2021 Late September Update)

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HOMEPAGEBLOGLatest Covid-19 Restrictions practiced by The Republic of Turkey (2021 Late September Update)
Latest Covid-19 Restrictions practiced by The Republic of Turkey (2021 Late September Update)

1) All flights from Brazil, south Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka are suspended until further notice.

Passengers have been in Brazil, South Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the last 14 days must submit a negative PCR test result taken at most 72 hours before arrival. These passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days at hotels determined by the governorships. Expenses for accommodation and transfers from airports will be borne by passengers. At the end of 14th day, if test result is negative, quarantine will be lifted.

2) passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan shall submit a negative PCR test result done within 72 hours before arrival. Passengers arriving directly from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan and passengers who had been in these countries within the last 14 days will be exempted from quarantine if they submit proof of 2 doses of vaccination (listed by WHO or Turkey for emergency use) (1 dose for Johnson and Johnson) provided that the last dose was at least 14 days before arrival. Otherwise, these passengers will be quarantined at their residences or addresses they submit. On the tenth day of quarantine a PCR test will be done and if result is negative, quarantine will be lifted.

3a) passengers arriving from Afghanistan and those who have been in this country for the last 14 days must submit a negative PCR test result taken at most 72 hours before arrival. These passengers are subject to quarantine for 10 days at hotels determined by the governorships. Expenses for accommodation and transfers from airports will be borne by passengers. At the end of 7th day, if test result is negative, quarantine will be lifted.

3b) Afghanistan citizens who have residence or work permit in Republic of Turkey will be exempted from the hotel quarantine on the condition that they submit valid residence or work permit and they will be subjected to quarantine at their residence. Passengers whose first entry points is out of Istanbul or Ankara will be allowed to travel to their residence only by private vehicles and will not be allowed to have domestic flights or use public transportation.

3c) Republic of Turkey citizens arriving from Afghanistan will be exempted from the hotel quarantine and they will be subjected to quarantine at their residence and passengers whose first entry points is out of İstanbul or Ankara will be allowed to travel to their residence only by private vehicles and will not be allowed to have domestic flights or use public transportation.

4) passengers to be guaranteed under the article 1 and 3a shall pay the hotel fees before arriving to Turkey. Passengers who cannot prove that they have made the necessary payments to stay at the hotels determined by the governorships will not be allowed to board the plane by airline operators.

5) passengers arriving from the United Kingdom, Iran, Egypt and Singapore will be requested to submit a PCR test report with a negative result at most 72 hours prior to arriving Turkey.

6) passengers arriving from the countries other than those listed in article 1, 2, 3 and 5, those who submit proof of 2 doses of vaccination (listed by WHO or Turkey for emergency use) (1 dose for Johnson and Johnson) provided that the last dose was at least 14 days before arrival and/or a proof of recovery from covid-19 within the last 6 months starting from the 28th day of the first positive PCR test result, will not be asked to present a negative PCR test report and quarantine measures will not be applied.

7) passengers arriving from the countries other than those listed in article 1, 2, 3 and 5, those who do not submit proof of 2 doses of vaccination (listed by WHO or Turkey for emergency use) (1 dose for Johnson and Johnson) provided that the last dose was at least 14 days before arrival and/or a proof of recovery from covid-19 within the last 6 months starting from the 28th day of the first positive PCR test result, PCR test report with negative result at most 72 hours or a rapid antigen test report with negative result at most 48 hours prior to the entry will be sufficient.

8) PCR tests will be performed by the Ministry of Health on the basis of sampling at the passengers' destinations. Passengers will be allowed to go to their final destination after the test samples are taken, and if the test results are positive, they will be treated according to the covid-19 guide of the Ministry of Health. Passengers with a positive test result and persons they have been in close contact with will be quarantined for 14 days at their own addresses and the quarantine conditions will be terminated if the PCR test results to be performed at the end of the 10th day are negative. The quarantine conditions of those who are found to be carrying the delta mutant of the virus will be terminated if the PCR test is negative at the end of the 14th day of the quarantine.

9) The Republic of Turkey citizens will enter to the republic of Turkey those who submit proof of 2 doses of vaccination (listed by WHO or Turkey for emergency use) (1 dose for Johnson and Johnson) and/or those who submit document that they have covid-19 within the last 6 months or those who submit PCR test report with a negative result implemented at most 72 hours before entry or submitting a negative rapid antigen test result at most 48 hours before arrival country will be allowed.

10) these requirements are not applicable to transit and/or transfer passengers.

11) there will be no PCR requirement and quarantine for the crew.

12) passengers aged under 12 are exempted from PCR/antigen test report and vaccine certificate application on entry to republic of Turkey.

13) documents such as vaccine certificate, PCR/antigen test result will be controlled by airline companies before travel and passengers without the document will not be accepted to the travel, the responsibility arising due to the accepting of non-certified persons will be compensated by the airline companies.

14) the hotels determined by the governorships for passengers to be quarantined under the article 1 and 3a will be published in English on the link of DGCA (http://web.shgm.gov.tr/tr/covid-19-tedbirler/6599-izolasyon-otelleri note: you must enter the web address to the web browser in lower letters and English characters).

Please visit Ministry of Health for more information.

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