Covid-19 Turkey Travel restrictions and situation May 2021
Nationwide Curfew: On April 26, 2021, the Government of Turkey (GoT) announced additional restrictions and closures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including a full-time curfew throughout ALL of Turkey, starting at 19:00 on Thursday, April 29, 2021, and ending at 05:00 on Monday, May 17, 2021, encompassing weekdays and weekends.
These requirements are according to the Turkish authorities and last updated on May 2nd 2021.
Conditions and rules for entering and exiting Turkey
- Permission to Enter Turkey.
- A document that shows a negative result of the Covid-19 test PCR.
- The health check procedures must be available at the ports of entry to Turkey, a health check will be performed at the airports and a form will be filled out accordingly.
- 72 hours prior to the check in, a PCR test should be performed, and this is for the passengers with ages over than 6 years old, and the result of the test should be negative.
- The document of the PCR test “performed 72 hours prior to arrival in Turkey” must be shown at the Entry port to Turkey, this procedures are required from those who are over 6 years old.
- A face mask should be used by any passenger who enters Turkey.
- Passengers who aim to enter Turkey for Medical tourism must have a visa for Medical purposes.
- From May 15, 2021, travelers from the following countries will not be required to undergo a COVID-19 test before arrival in Turkey
Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Israel, Japan, the United Kingdom, Latvia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Estonia.
Turkey’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus
- Everyone in Turkey must use a face mask while being outside the house.
- Curfews in Turkey are applied and its rules change according to the virus spread circumstances, but it is not applied on visitors, it is only applied for citizens and residents.
- The Covid-19 situation in Turkey is referred in the website of the ministry of health, check it out for the latest update: Turkish Ministry Of Health.
- The will be a full lock-down during the Ramadan holiday in Turkey, and this holiday starts form 12th of May 2021 till 16th of May 2021.
- For those who plan to use the public transportation in Turkey, they should put in mind that social distance is recommended in all transportations around Turkey.
- Turkish citizens and Residents of Turkey must obtain a code that represents their infection case and whether they can go out or not, and that is the HES code, this code is required whenever you travel of enter a governmental entity or any crowded place like shopping malls.
For you as a visitor, you must apply to obtain this code before travelling to Turkey by clicking on HES code application, be careful about the information you provide in this form. If all goes well you will receive your HES code by email, which you will use during your stay in Turkey.
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