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COVID-19 Health Requirements for Turkey

PCR Test, Passenger Locator Form

During the coronavirus pandemic, travelers from all parts of the globe can travel to Turkey.

Turkey is open to foreign visitors. Visa applications are being processed.

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However, Turkish travel restrictions are in effect and visitors must possess all required COVID-19 documents.

Before booking travel to Turkey during COVID-19, travelers should be fully informed. Continue reading to learn more:

  • Passenger locator forms, and HES codes
  • PCR Test for Entry to Turkey
  • Turkey Quarantine requirements

Turkey's travel restrictions and health regulations are subject to change without notice. Before departing, visitors should ensure that they are updated with all information.

For Turkey, complete a Passenger Locator Formula

Before you travel to Turkey, you must fill out a passenger information locator (also known PLF).

You can submit your Turkey FLF to the traveler by clicking on this button or when you apply for your visa.

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This form allows you to contact people who were in contact with someone who has later tested positive for COVID-19.

Please provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Country of residence
  • Nationality
  • Contact information (email and phone number).
  • Arrival date
  • Mode of transport

Officials at the border might check passengers' compliance with the passenger locator form. A completed form may be required to enter Turkey .

Are transit passengers required to complete the contact form

Transit passengers who travel to Turkey via Turkey don't need to fill out a form .

Only people entering or going through Immigration will need the Turkey health declaration.

HES Code for Turkey

After completing the passenger locator for Turkey form, a unique Hayat Eve Sigar code (HES code) will be generated.

This code is a required requirement to travel around Turkey during the coronavirus epidemic.

What is the Turkey HES Code?

The passenger locator form information is stored in the HES code.

Turkish authorities will use the details to contact in the event of contact with a positive case under COVID-19.

This unique identification number helps to protect the public and allows for safe international and domestic travel during COVID-19.

A HES Code is a code that identifies Turkey's citizens.

All tourists in Turkey must have a HES code. The code must be obtained by international visitors before they can fly to Turkey. It is also required for domestic travelers to travel on internal flights, buses, or trains.

Each traveler must have their own HES code. This health requirement is not applicable to infants younger than 2 years of age.

How can I obtain a HES Code to travel to Turkey?

After completing the passenger locator form, people who are traveling to Turkey from abroad will receive their HES code.

Turkish citizens and residents can obtain the code by downloading the Hayat Eve Sigar mobile app or using an automatic SMS service.

Is it necessary for Turkey to have a PCR test for COVID-19

A PCR test is required for some people to travel to Turkey.

Turkey PCR test requirements for high-risk countries

Passengers who were in high-risk areas within the last 14 days need to have a negative result from PCR no later than 72 hours prior to departure

Children under 12 years old are not eligible.

All other countries must pass the Turkey PCR test

Passengers from countries other than the ones listed above must pass at least one of these tests before they can travel.

  • No more than 72 hours prior to arrival for negative COVID-19 PCR tests
  • Take a negative COVID-19 rapid-antigen test no longer than 48 hours prior to arrival

A PCR test could be administered to passengers at their final destination in Turkey.

If I am vaccinated, do I need a PCR to enter Turkey?

Turkey doesn't require travelers to undergo a negative PCR test, if they can show proof of vaccination , and aren't from any of the countries at higher risk.

At least 14 days prior to arrival, the last dose of approved COVID-19 vaccination must be received.

Additional exemptions from the Turkey PCR Test requirement

The following categories of passengers are exempted from Turkey's PCR requirements:

  • Travelers under 12 years of age
  • With a COVID-19 certificate from Hungary or Serbia, travelers arriving from Hungary or Serbia along with their minors (under 18)
  • COVID-19 Certificates of Recovery issued to Passengers no longer than six months prior to arrival
  • Merchant seamen

Turkey COVID-19 Quarantine requirements

Travelers who have been in specified high-risk countries in the last 14 days must quarantine for 10 days at a government-designated hotel for 10 days.

This does not apply for residents or nationals of Turkey.

If they possess a valid vaccine certificate, foreign nationals are exempted from quarantine

Most visitors do not need to self-isolate upon arrival in Turkey. Travelers who fail to pass health screening might be required to remain in quarantine for up 14 days.

COVID-19 Vaccination in Turkey

All over the country, Coronavirus vaccines are being distributed. These vaccines are approved for Turkey use:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • CoronoVac
  • Sputnik V
  • Turkovac

Travelers are advised to keep up-to-date with Turkey 's latest vaccination requirements. The COVID-19 vaccine is currently not required to enter Turkey, but travelers who have been vaccinated are subject to less restrictions.

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