Open with restrictions

Turkey Travel Restrictions

62.84% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 61.94% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Turkey.

Turkey entry details and exceptions

All travelers, except transit passengers and children 6 years old and below are required to complete the Entry Form 72 hours prior to departure date to Turkey.

Tourists are advised to have a travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.


Outgoing travel to TurkeyTravelling from the United Kingdom to Turkey

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Turkey.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 12, aircraft crew, merchant seamen and truck drivers are exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Turkey.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from Brazil, South Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka are prohibited from entering the country. However, if travelers are arriving from other countries but stayed in the said countries in the last 14 days, they are required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival and they must quarantine for 14 days in a designated quarantine facility.

Documents
Form for Entry to Turkey

Mandatory to fill 72h before arrival.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Turkey

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Turkey must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test) taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date. If a traveler is changing flight, the test should be taken in the 3 days of the final departure point to UK.

The test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) and children who are 0-10 years old going to England (0-11 years old for children going to Wales, Scotland and NI) are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Turkey will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including vaccinated individuals who are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Turkey

Masks:Required on public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Turkey.

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Turkey with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Turkey with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Turkey is required on public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Turkey are open with restrictions. Bars in Turkey are open with restrictions.