Travelers of all nationalities who meet Turkey’s immigration regulations can enter the country in accordance with the rules outlined below.
As always, a passport and a valid visa or a copy of an approved online visa are required to cross the border.
Travelers to Turkey should be mindful that restrictions are under constant review as the international situation evolves. Passengers are therefore advised to keep up to date with the latest travel updates and advisories provided by their local governments before departure.
Who May Not Enter Turkey Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic?
The Turkish government does not prohibit any nationalities from entering its borders based on citizenship. However, it does place restrictions on who may come into the country based on the departure point.
Currently, direct flights from Brazil and South Africa are suspended.
At present most international tourists can enter either visa-free or, for those fitting the requirements, with an eVisa.
- As of May 15, 2021, a PCR test will not be requested from passengers arriving to Turkey from China, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, United Kingdom, Latvia, Luxembourg, Ukraine and Estonia.
- International Passengers who will arrive to Turkey as of 15th of March 2021 GMT+3 (not including transit passengers and passengers under of age 6) are required to fill in the Turkey Entrance Form which can be obtained here within 72 hours of their departure. Print out or the mobile screenshot of the filled form will have to be submitted to airline crew before boarding.
- All passengers are required to wear masks at the airport and during the flights.
- All passengers must complete the passenger information form when arriving to Turkey.
- Temperature measurement at our airports continues for passengers flying to Canada, Singapore, Guanzo and for passengers using hot connection points (destinations used by passengers with connections of 90 minutes or less) and is discontinued for other destinations.
The personal HES code is mandatory only for the domestic flights. Foreign passengers are not required to obtain a HES code. Please review our Hayat Eve Sığar page for details,
updated May 19th , 2021
Turkey started with Covid vaccination in December 2020 and the situation regarding the measures is updated approximately every 14 days.
Since March 1, 2021, by allowing the reopening of restaurants and by relaxing the restrictions already in force. With the number of cases falling across Turkey, and with more than 10% of the vaccinated population, this is what travelers should expect when they visit Turkey from May on.
Covid prevention measures in Turkey
Travelers and residents must complete the HES Code to enter Turkey as well as to carry out a series of activities, such as accessing shopping centers, using public transport etc. The HES Code is a personal code implemented by the Ministry of Health and is provided by the airline when booking the ticket. We remind you that the HES code is information that must be entered for check-in procedures and if you do not receive it you must contact the airline.
For more information, you can contact the appropriate call center on +90 0850 477 04 77.
Additional measures Covid Turkey
update Jan, 2021
It should be noted that the Turkish authorities have announced that in order to deal with the spread of the infection from Covid-19, the measures for those arriving in Turkey from abroad have been updated. Starting from 29 December 2020 at 21:00 UTC (00:00 on 30 December Turkey) all passengers aged 6 years or older to enter Turkey from abroad by air, by land or by sea, must submit a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test performed within seventy-two (72) hours prior to entry into the country.
People who do not submit a negative test will not be allowed on board the plane bound for Turkey. Those who do not present the negative PCR test to the official authorities at the border crossing will be quarantined at the address (home, hotel, etc.) where they declared they are staying. Those who declare that they have no place to stay will be quarantined in the places established by the Provincial Health Directorates.
These people will be performed PCR tests on the 7th day of the quarantine period and the quarantine of those whose test results are negative will be able to finish the quarantine at the end of the 7th day. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be treated in line with the COVID-19 guidelines of the Turkish Ministry of Health.
This obligation does not apply to passengers in transit. For the latter, the rules established by the country of final destination will be applied.
The aforementioned measures will be in effect until March 1, 2021.
Update summer 2020
Travel Turkey -info Covid
Turkey will open to travel for international tourism after the CORONAVIRUS emergency gradually from 15 June 2020. Not yet all the details regarding travel and holidays are known. In principle Turkey is following Europe also for the opening to the tourism after Covid 19.
From July it is possible to start plannig holidays in Turkey, taking into account that the adoption of the measures in the daily practice will not be easy in the first month, which is completely normal. So if it is not an urgent trip, it is better to wait a few weeks after opening and travel later with complete peace of mind.
For those planning gulet holiday in Turkey we suggest the period from August onward and forwarded towards the end of October. The weather in September, but also October is absolutely perfect for a sea, sun and relaxation holiday on board the Turkish gulet.
Turkey managed the situation of COVID19 very well, especially the part of the Aegean Sea with Bodrum and Marmaris did not record many cases. Turkey is a great country which provides efficent health service with good doctors and fully equipped hospitals compared to many very well developed countries ,
The ideal solution for holidays in Turkey 2020 is a private gulet charter. By renting the private gulet you will have the opportunity to travel on board with your family and your group of friends without worries.
5 reasons to choose a gulet holiday in Turkey
- Firstly, Turkish coast on the Aegean is dotted with secluded bays where you can relax and escape the crowds completely. Sailing along the coast of Turkey, every day you will stop in wonderful bays to swim, sunbathe, snorkel, and relax without space restrictions and special attention. Along the coast of Turkey there is always an isolated bay in which to escape, where you can take a book, go for a swim and and delicious Turkish meal.
- Secondly, you may think you have experienced the tranquility before, but that it is nothing like what you will feel as you relax on your private boat after a long day on the water, watching a magnificent sunset caressed by the warm evening breeze.
- There is a reason why the Turkish coast is considered a blue paradise for boaters. Diving in such crystal clear waters is reason enough to book a gulet vacation in Turkey. And, when you are on your private boat, you will have the opportunity to sail in these waters all day, including the night. Sailing on the Turquoise Coast is something everyone should experience in a lifetime. Really.
- Moreover, think about the opportunity of your private chef on board. Different populations have left their mark on Turkey’s culture and traditions. And surely there is no more beautiful dinner than admiring the sea directly from your private gulet.
- Even if the cabins on board are cozy, we bet that while sailing along the splendid coast of Turkey you will not even want to be below decks. Often, our guests sleep under a blanket of night sky full of bright stars. It is not often that we can sleep under the stars surrounded by nature, without thoughts that something can happen. Also, will beauty be awakened by the incredible Mediterranean sunrise?
Request special offers for private gulet in Turkey starting from € 6,000 per week for groups of 8-10 people.