Travel Restrictions Entering Turkey from Netherlands

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Netherlands to Turkey.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

ALLOWED

Transit is allowed

Policies
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Cases Per Million
788.97
Increased by-31.81
at 1/21/2022
Vaccinated
67.41%
Increased by0.11%
at 1/21/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

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

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Start Date
11/26/2021
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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Turkey.

Start Date
2/18/2021
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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

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

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers 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
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil and 9 more countries
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries must have a vaccination certificate issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Turkish Ministry of Health showing they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before their arrival.

Vaccination certificates from Serbia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Libya, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, and Egypt are accepted by Turkey.

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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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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusiness
Description

Travelers must complete an Entry Form online a maximum of 72 hours before departure to Turkey. A private HES code will be created automatically by the given information. Travelers must show proof of having completed the form or their HES code. Travelers may be required to show HES code when entering some places like museums, art galleries, and some other indoor public places.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers in transit;
  • Travelers under the age of 6.
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In Transit

Not Required

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

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Travel Purpose
Transit
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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On Arrival

Possible

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival

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Description

Travelers may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test randomly on arrival.

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Possible

Quarantine may be required

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Description

Travelers may be required to quarantine on arrival if they test positive on arrival, or have close contact with a positive COVID-19 case or if the authorities see it necessary.

Travelers with positive test results, and who have been in close contact with such travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days at the addresses they have determined, and if the results of the COVID-19 PCR tests to be taken at the end of the 10th day are negative, the quarantine shall be ended.

The quarantine of travelers who are identified to have Delta variant shall be ended upon submitting a negative COVID-19 PCR test result at the end of the 14th day.

Minimum Number of Days
10 days
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While You're There

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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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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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Turkey.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
788.97
Increased by-31.81
at 1/21/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
16.67%
Increased by-0.17%
at 1/20/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
67.41%
Increased by0.11%
at 1/21/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
57,325,861
Increased by93,851
at 1/21/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.13
Increased by-0.16
at 1/18/2022

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

Local Guidelines

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...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transport.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
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

Open
Restaurants are open as usual.

Bars

Open
Bars are open as usual.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
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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