International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory Entry Form

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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.
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In Transit

Not Required

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

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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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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory passenger locator form

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Travelers are required to fill a passenger information form on arrival in Turkey. Details will be provided by the airlines.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Mandatory HES code for Turkish citizens and residents

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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 7 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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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
324.69
Decreased by28.05
at 9/23/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
8.00%
Decreased by0.30%
at 9/23/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
62.54%
Increased by1.02%
at 9/23/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
53,185,113
Increased by870,005
at 9/23/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.09
Increased by-0.03
at 9/21/2021

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
9/22/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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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
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Restrictions in place
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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
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Open
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Restaurants are open as usual but face masks must be worn unless seated.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Open
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Bars are open as usual but face masks must be worn unless seated.

Nightclubs

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

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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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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