Covid travel news for Turkey

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Updates for Turkey


New travel restrictions for Turkey

All persons traveling to Turkey from Monday will have to provide proof that they have tested negative for the coronavirus. The test must have been taken in the last 72 hours before arrival in the country. Turkey reported about a million new infections last month and recently tightened its measures.

Travelers from the United Kingdom, South Africa and Denmark are subject to an additional quarantine requirement. That measure relates to the mutation of the coronavirus.

Updated on December 26, 2020.

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Turkey tightens corona measures

Turkey is taking tougher measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. For example, schools will close until the end of the year and a curfew will be imposed on weekends between 8pm and 10am.

Updated on November 19, 2020.

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Less than 1,000 new infections in Turkey

The number of COVID-19 infections has increased by 992 to 213,933 in Turkey today, health minister Fahrettin Koca has announced. It is the first time since 11 June that the country has reported fewer than 1,000 new infections. The number of deaths increased by 20 to 5,402. 

Updated on July 15, 2020.

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Where to wear a mask in Turkey

You need to wear a mask in the major cities in public spaces, including Istanbul, Ankara and dozens of holiday resorts / destinations.

Updated on July 24, 2020.

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Turkey reopened its borders to travelers

Even if direct flights haven’t resumed from all countries, air passengers of all nationalities will be allowed in as long as they meet standard Turkish immigration rules. Earlier this month, transport minister Adil Karaismailoglu said the country was in talks with 92 nations about resuming connections.

For UK passengers, the Financial Times has reported that the Turkish and British governments are considering setting up an ‘air bridge’ to allow quarantine-free travel between the two countries from July 15. Currently, anyone returning to the UK from Turkey would be subject to a 14-day isolation period.

For the moment, all new arrivals in Turkey are being examined for symptoms and asked for contact and accommodation details when they land. Anyone showing symptoms will be asked to take a test and may be quarantined if positive. Read more here.

We recommend to always check if there are any latest travel restrictions before you book an accommodation. Travel may only be permitted for certain purposes and recreational travel may not be specifically permitted. Government measures are constantly changing, so we recommend that you regularly check for updates. Click here for travel restrictions and guidelines for Turkey.  

Updated on June 29, 2020.

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