In addition to the need to complete an online Form for entry to Turkey, travelers also need to meet some additional document requirements to visit the country during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
At present, passengers arriving in Turkey must also present proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Travelers arriving from most countries are able to either have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival, with the exception of children under the age of 6 and merchant seaman.
These passengers are exempt if they present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival. Passengers arriving from Hungary or Serbia with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Hungary or Serbia, and any accompanying minors younger than 18 years are also exempt.
However, passengers aged 6 and older arriving from the following countries must have a negative PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival:
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- The United Kingdom
Additionally, any travelers coming from a country other than Egypt, Iran, Singapore or the United Kingdom could be subject to a PCR test on arrival in Turkey.