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Turkey Travel Restrictions, July 2021

Turkey Travel Restrictions, July 2021

Here is recently asked question ” What are the Turkey Travel Restrictions ? ”

Turkish Government has made some rules whom wants to travel to Turkey to control the borders and to have safe country because of latest Covid 19 situtation globally.

Due to Covid 19, Turkey has announced some travel restrictions for foreigners to protect public safety.

In this article;

  • Who is allowed to enter to Turkey
  • Entry restrictions for foreigners because of latest Covid 19
  • Valid Turkish Visa is still acceptable by the Turkish Government under the global circumstances
Travel Restrictions in Turkey

Travel Restrictions in Turkey


Can i travel to Turkey ?

Yes, you can travel to Turkey by meaning that Turkey has opened its doors to tourism. Foreigners who meet the criteria of Turkish Government’s regulations due to public safety can freely travel to Turkey.

To remind you that you must have a passport and valid Turkish Visa to travel to Turkey.

Whoever wishes to travel to Turkey should double check lockdown and travel restrictions before they come to Turkey.

Who can not travel to Turkey ?

Turkish government has not banned any country based on their citizenship but there are few countries based on the their departure point may have some restrictions.

From June 20, 2021, there is a ban on flight coming from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Most of other nationals can travel to Turkey visa free or those who who requires can get evisa online.

Some countries will need sticker visa which can be only obtained at the Turkish Embassy are follow;

  • Algeria
  • Cuba
  • Guyana
  • Kiribati
  • Laos
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • North Korea
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
Travel Restrictions in Turkey

Travel Restrictions in Turkey

Special covid19 entry requirements in Turkey

Tourists coming from overseas must meet the following rules to protects public safety of Turkey.

Complete a “Traveler Entry Form” before arrival

All passengers coming from overseas must fill “Travel Entry Form ” at least 3-4 days before their arrival to Turkey. Kids under 6 are exemption.

The reason why they are asking travel entry form Turkey is to double check if they were in touch with someone got tested positive lately.

Visitors coming to Turkey must provide contact informations and address in Turkey.

Negative COVID-19 test requirement for Turkey

Passengers are required to show negative PCR test results to enter to Turkey. Or;

  • PCR test taken 72 hrs before their arrival to Turkey
  • Antigen test taken 48 hrs before their arrival to Turkey

Or simply vaccination certificate was given 14 days before their arrival. Another option is to show that you had covid19 positive in the last 6 months.

Passengers coming from UK, Egypt, Singapore, Iran are required to have PCR testing on the basis of sampling at arrival. If tested positive, they will be treated as Minister of Health is asked.



Passengers who have already been in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka must show negative PCR test 72 hrs before their arrival and if tested negative, there is no quarantine for those people.

Passengers coming from UK, Iran, Singapore must provide negative PCR test on their arrival to Turkey to enter to Turkey.

Turkey quarantine rules

Passengers arriving from high risk countries or passengers who have been to high risk countries in the last 14 days must have the quarantine in Turkey:

  • Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka must be quarantined for 14 days, then test is required
  • Afghanistan and Pakistan must quarantined for 10 days, then test is required

Keep in mind that PCR test can be carried out randomly at the airport as well and if tested positive then all quarantine rules will be applied.


Arrival to Turkey, passengers and airplane crew will go with brief medical check such as temperature control and those who will not show any sign of covid 19 can continue to travel.

Passengers who tested positive for Covid19  will be treated the medical center that government provides or any private hospital passengers might choose to go with.


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