International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Turkey From Canada is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Turkey. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
7/1/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries must have a vaccination certificate showing they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before their arrival.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12.
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Mandatory

Mandatory Entry Form

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Description

Travelers must complete an Entry Form online a maximum of 72 hours before departure to Turkey. Travelers must show proof of having completed the form.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers in transit;
  • Travelers under the age of 6.
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Not Required

No proof of a negative COVID-19 test required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries who do not have a travel history in selected countries in the 14 days before travel are not required to have a negative test result.

Relevant Travel History
This policy applies if you have traveled to the following countries
Bangladesh, Brazil, United Kingdom and 5 more countries
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Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results for Northern Cyprus

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Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries, including Northern Cyprus residents, must have a printed or electronic negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Northern Cyprus.

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Travelers arriving in Northern Cyprus via Turkey must present a negative PCR test result with a QR code. Failure to present a document under this specification might result and denial of entry.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
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In Transit

Not Required

No proof of a negative COVID-19 test required for transit

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Description

Travelers are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to make a transit connection in Turkey.

Travelers may need to present proof indicating they are allowed to enter their destination country.

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US Embassy for Turkey
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries who do not have a travel history in selected countries in the past 14 days before travel are not required to quarantine on arrival to Turkey.

Relevant Travel History
This policy applies if you have traveled to the following countries
Bangladesh, Brazil, United Kingdom and 4 more countries
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While You're There

Mandatory

Mandatory HES code for Turkish citizens and residents

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Description

Turkish citizens and residents are required to have a HES code (Hayat Eve Sığar) for domestic flights, trains, and ferries. Istanbul has implemented a new law that states the Istanbul Kart for anyone aged 2 years and older has to be connected with their HES code in order to use public transportation.

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Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public transportation

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Description

Travelers must wear masks while using public transportation, during flights, and at the airport.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Turkey.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
334.57
Increased by-25.06
at 10/22/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
8.10%
Increased by-0.50%
at 10/21/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
64.81%
Increased by0.37%
at 10/22/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
55,115,287
Increased by315,733
at 10/22/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.98
Increased by-0.07
at 10/18/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. Smoking is currently prohibited in open areas. We recommend keeping up to date with official local guidelines. A map of the regions and risk levels can be found in Turkish at https://covid19.saglik.go...
Last Checked
10/22/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transport.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is operating as usual for foreign travelers. Turkish citizens and residents must have a 'travel permit' which can be applied for at https://www.turkiye.gov.tr/ Turkish citizens and residents must also download the 'Hayat Eve Sigar' (HES) application which will generate a code for domestic and international flights, train, and ferry travel. The HES code may also be requested when checking in to accommodation or when entering public places. This does not apply to foreign travelers.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Open
Severity
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Restaurants are open as usual.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Open
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Bars are open as usual.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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