Coronavirus Travel Guide for Turkey Information about the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel disruptions for Turkey

If you are planning meetings and trips, our site is useful to see when countries such as Turkey are on holiday. In the current situation, it is also worth checking that you can travel to that country. We have therefore added the latest travel information about Turkey to help you plan your trips better.

Coronavirus Guidance for: Turkey

Coronavirus Notice Turkish Airlines is extending its suspension of international and domestic flights over the coronavirus pandemic until May 28.

Travel Guidance to: Turkey

Coronavirus: Travel status Nationals of Algeria, Angola, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece. Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, UK and Uzbekistan are not allowed to enter Turkey.

By Country

As the world reacts to halt the Coronavirus pandemic, most countries have announced travel restrictions to their country.

Please note that travel to the Turkey from the following places may be limited or unavailable:

   Algeria: All international flights to Algeria are suspended. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   American Samoa: ALL ENTRY PERMITS are suspended until further notice. All entries will be facilitated via OK Boards issued by the Office of the Attorney General. ALL Travelers entering American Samoa will be subject to American Samoa Department of Health (DOH) screening which may result in being quarantined for 14 Days. updated: 21 Apr 2020

   Angola: Passengers and airline crew who have been in China, France, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Portugal or Spain are not allowed to enter Angola. This does not apply to nationals or residents of Angola. updated: 11 May 2020

   Austria: Foreign travellers from outside the Schengen area and the UK are prohibited from entering Austria until further notice. EU citizens and foreigners who are entitled to enter are obliged to do a 14-day self-monitored home quarantine immediately after entering the country by air. updated: 19 Apr 2020

   Azerbaijan: Foreigners, except residents or work permit holders, are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan. Passengers will be tested for COVID-19 and placed in quarantine for 14 days. The issuance of e-visas and visa on arrival has been suspended. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Bangladesh: The visa on arrival facility has been suspended for all nationalities. Flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom are suspended. updated: 07 May 2020

   Belgium: Passengers arriving from outside the EEA/UK/Switzerland are not allowed to enter Belgium until 15 May 2020. The country is implementing land border controls. The restriction does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom or to passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long-term visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom for the purpose of returning home. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7am and 9pm local time. updated: 22 Apr 2020

   Bulgaria: Passengers not arriving from Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Sweden are not allowed to enter Bulgaria. This does not apply to nationals of Bulgaria, permanent residents or their families. This also does not apply to nationals and their family members of the remaining EU/EEA countries along with the UK, Turkey, North Macedonia, Serbia, or Montenegro who are transiting through Bulgaria to return to their country of residence. updated: 11 May 2020

   Cameroon: On March 17, the government said it shut down land, air and sea borders indefinitely, starting from March 18. All international flights were suspended, except for cargo planes. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Canada: Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada. This does not apply to nationals of Canada, passengers arriving from the USA who are travelling for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose, and seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers. updated: 05 May 2020

   Chad: The Chadian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus, including closure of airports for passenger flights. updated: 27 Apr 2020

   China: From 28 March, China is suspending the entry into China of foreign nationals with visas issued before 27 March. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Colombia: Colombia announced that from March 16, all land, air and sea borders will remain shut until May 30. This includes its border with Venezuela where thousands of migrants and refugees cross daily. updated: 10 May 2020

   Czech Republic: Passengers are not allowed to enter Czechia. This does not apply to citizens and permanent residents of Czechia. updated: 14 May 2020

   Denmark: On March 13, Denmark said it would temporarily close its borders to non-citizens, except residents.Persons wishing to enter Denmark must expect to be rejected entry at the Danish borders, including in Danish airports, unless they have a worthy purpose for entering, e.g. if the person lives or works in Denmark or has been commissioned to provide goods or services in Denmark. updated: 15 Apr 2020

   Djibouti: On March 15, Djibouti said it was suspending all international flights. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Dominica: All flights are suspended. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Ecuador: From March 16, borders were completely closed, including to citizens and residents. Flights to Ecuador are suspended. updated: 23 Apr 2020

   Egypt: All flights are suspended indefinitely, except humanitarian, repatriation and United Nations flights with a pre-authorisation from the country's civil aviation. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Equatorial Guinea: The Government of Equatorial Guinea has announced the suspension of all international flights. All land, air and sea borders have been closed, however cargo planes and some commercial activities related to the import of food and work materials into the country will be permitted. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Faroe Islands: Because of the current global situation regarding COVID-19, Visit Faroe Islands is appealing to tourists to NOT TRAVEL to the Faroe Islands in until June 30 at the earliest. Please note that this date may be extended, depending on how the situation develops. updated: 10 May 2020

   Finland: Nationals and residents of EU/Schengen/UK states are allowed to enter Finland for the purpose of work or study. Passengers entering Finland must self-isolate for 14 days. Under self-isolation, the person is permitted to move between their workplace and place of residence and for other essential reasons. updated: 15 May 2020

   France: Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, passengers with a British passport, and those with residence permits issued by France for the purpose of returning home. updated: 26 Apr 2020

   French Guiana: All international flights have been suspended. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   French Polynesia: Only residents are allowed to enter French Polynesia. updated: 30 Apr 2020

   Georgia: The Caucasus republic imposed a ban on all non-resident foreign citizens entering the country and closed its borders. Georgia also halted air traffic with other countries on March 20. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Germany: Foreign passengers are not allowed to enter Germany unless they hold a permanent residence permit. Passengers that are returning home may enter if there is no other travel option. Passengers performing "essential needs or functions" may enter Germany. Passengers allowed to enter Germany must self-isolate and must proceed directly to their own home, or other suitable accommodation for a period of 14 days. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Gibraltar: While British Airways will continue flights to and from Gibraltar on a reduced schedule, only passengers with Gibraltar issued passports will be allowed to enter. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Greece: Passengers are not allowed to enter Greece until 15 May 2020. This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland who are transiting Greece to return to their place of permanent residence or those holding a Greek residence permit. updated: 18 May 2020

   Greenland: On March 13, Denmark said it would temporarily close its borders to non-citizens, except residents.Persons wishing to enter Denmark must expect to be rejected entry at the Danish borders, including in Danish airports, unless they have a worthy purpose for entering, e.g. if the person lives or works in Denmark or has been commissioned to provide goods or services in Denmark. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Guadeloupe: Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, passengers with a British passport, and those with residence permits issued by France. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Guam: Travelers seeking entry into Guam who have spent a week or more in countries affected by COVID-19 will be subject to mandatory quarantine. The mandatory quarantine will be applied unless the traveler possesses a certified document recognized by the Government of Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services that attests he or she is not infected with COVID-19. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Guatemala: Guatemala banned all non-resident arrivals and suspended all flights from March 16 except for cargo. It also banned cruise ships from docking. On March 17, the country also announced it was suspending all deportation flights from the US. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Guernsey: Exercising her powers under the Emergency Powers (Coronavirus) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2020, the Medical Officer of Health has imposed a requirement on all persons arriving in the Bailiwick from anywhere in the world to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This is a legal requirement, and failure to comply is a criminal offence. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Guinea-Bissau: All land and sea borders and commercial air links have been closed. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Guyana: Flights to Guyana are suspended. Nationals and residents of Guyana may still enter the country. updated: 11 May 2020

   Hong Kong: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. updated: 10 May 2020

   Hungary: Hungary will close its borders to international passengers, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Parliament on March 16. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   India: India has banned all international flights, except cargo. updated: 25 May 2020

   Iran: Passengers must go through medical screening upon arrival and will be subject to be tested for COVID-19 and to be placed in quarantine. updated: 30 Apr 2020

   Iraq: The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority have suspended all flights, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with the exception of cargo flights and aircraft crossing Iraqi airspace. updated: 25 Apr 2020

   Ireland: Passengers arriving in Ireland are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. This does not apply when arriving from Northern Ireland. updated: 21 Apr 2020

   Isle of Man: The Isle of Man closed its borders to non-residents from 9am on Monday March 23rd 2020 to help contain the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. updated: 12 Apr 2020

   Italy: Travel to Italy for tourism is prohibited. Travellers arriving in Italy from abroad are obliged to self-isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms. updated: 13 May 2020

   Ivory Coast: The country's borders have been closed since March 25. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Jersey: Travel across Jersey's border is restricted to essential travel only, and the use of all commercial sea and air routes, and private aircraft, is only permitted with prior authorisation by Jersey Customs and Immigration Service. updated: 12 May 2020

   Jordan: Jordan on March 17 closed border crossings with Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank and its seaports to shipping from Egypt. It also barred overland passenger traffic from Iraq. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Kazakhstan: Passengers are not allowed to enter and exit from/to Kazakhstan until further notice. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Kenya: All international flights to Kenya are suspended. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Kosovo: Land borders are closed to entry by non-Kosovo citizens. It is possible to leave the country by land, but a number of border crossings with neighbouring countries are closed for passenger traffic, and neighbouring countries have also placed restrictions on international travel. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Kuwait: Authorities banned all commercial passenger flights to and from Kuwait from March 13. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Latvia: From May 15, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are opening their borders to allow citizens from each country to travel freely in and out. Anyone entering from outside the three Baltic nations will have to remain in quarantine for 14 days. updated: 15 May 2020

   Lebanon: The Lebanese government on March 11 announced the suspension of flights from Italy, Iran, China and South Korea. On March 12, the Lebanese government decided to close indefinitely all land border crossings into Syria. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Mauritania: As of Tuesday morning, 17 March, flights between Mauritania and all other countries were suspended. All land border crossings are now closed. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Moldova: Moldova temporarily shut its borders and suspended all international flights from March 17. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Mongolia: There is a ban of entry into Mongolia of all foreign nationals. All international air and rail routes are suspended until at least 30 April. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Montenegro: Entry is forbidden to all foreign nationals except for those with permanent or temporary residence permits in Montenegro, and those driving freight vehicles. All international passenger air, rail and bus traffic, as well as local rail, bus and taxi services have been suspended. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Morocco: Morocco has suspendeded all flights into the country. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Nepal: The government has suspended regular international and domestic flights. updated: 07 May 2020

   Netherlands: Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands except for permanent residence permit holders, nationals, and family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, and the UK. updated: 13 May 2020

   Niger: All international passenger flights into and out of Niger have been suspended until 14 April when the situation will be reviewed. Land borders are closed until further notice. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   North Macedonia: Foreign nationals entering North Macedonia from COVID-19 affected areas, regardless of residency status, are subject to mandatory 14-day self-isolation and should follow the standard procedure if symptoms occur. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Norway: On March 14, Norway said it would shut its ports and airports from March 16, although exemptions will be made for Norwegians returning from abroad, residents of Norway, and goods. The country also said it will implement extensive controls of its land entry points, but will not shut its border with Sweden. updated: 21 May 2020

   Oman: Oman suspended tourist visas from all countries and banned cruise ships from docking. From March 18, it enforced an entry ban on all non-Omanis, including expatriates with residency visas. updated: 20 Apr 2020

   Panama: On March 16, the government announced that only Panamanians and foreign permanent residents would be allowed to enter the country. On March 22, the country banned all international flights and on March 25, Panama suspended all domestic passenger flights from both local and international airports until 23 May 2020. updated: 22 Apr 2020

   Peru: After declaring a state of emergency on March 15, Peru announced it would shut down its border for at least 15 days starting on March 16. The measure includes the cancellation of all commercial international flights into the country. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Philippines: Airports in Philippines are closed and the Philippine Bureau of Immigration is restricting the entry of foreign nationals to the Philippines. updated: 05 May 2020

   Poland: All international passenger air and rail travel (inbound and outbound) is suspended. This does not apply to aircraft with up to 15 seats. updated: 11 May 2020

   Portugal: Flights to Portugal are suspended until 18 May 2020. This does not apply to flights arriving from Angola, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, United Kingdom or Venezuela. updated: 18 May 2020

   Puerto Rico: On April 6, Puerto Rico announced passengers will be quarantined for 14 days, and they must present a completed Puerto Rico Department of Health form upon arrival. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   San Marino: Entry and exit into San Marino is currently prohibited except for nationals and residents of San Marino and Italy. updated: 21 May 2020

   Saudi Arabia: Foreign passengers are not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Slovenia: Foreign and non-resident Passengers are not allowed to enter Slovenia. Nationals and residents of Slovenia are required to self-isolate for a period of 7 days. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   South Korea: From 1 April, all arrivals – regardless of their nationality and length of stay – will be required to undergo quarantine for a period of 14 days. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Spain: Foreign Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain, with the exception of European member or Schengen member states who are entering with the purpose of returning to their place of residence. From May 15, all arriving passengers will need to self-quarantine for 14 days. updated: 14 May 2020

   Sri Lanka: Airports in Sri Lanka are closed. A government had previously said in a statement that all passenger flights and ships will not be allowed to enter the Indian Ocean island until the situation returns to normalcy. updated: 23 Apr 2020

   Sudan: All airports in Sudan are closed until 20 May 2020. On March 16, Sudan closed all airports, ports and land crossings. Only humanitarian, commercial and technical support shipments were excluded from the restrictions. updated: 20 Apr 2020

   Sweden: The government has temporarily stopped non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EEA, Switzerland and UK. The decision took effect on March 19 initially applied for 30 days, before being extended for another 30 days on April 17. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Switzerland: Entry in to Switzerland from all countries except Liechtenstein is only possible for Swiss citizens, updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Taiwan: There is currently a ban on air travellers transiting Taiwan. Foreign nationals are no longer permitted to enter Taiwan with the exception of holders of a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC). updated: 10 May 2020

   Tunisia: Tunisia closed its land borders and suspended international flights on March 16 with the exception of repatriation flights for nationals and permanent residents. Repatriated passengers will be placed in quarantine for 14 days. updated: 22 Apr 2020

   Ukraine: Ukraine said on March 13 that foreign nationals would be barred from entering the country. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   United Arab Emirates: From 19 March, only UAE Citizens are allowed to enter the UAE. The UAE suspended all inbound and outbound flights at 11:59pm local time on Tuesday 24 March. All non-repatriation flights by Etihad to, from and via Abu Dhabi have been temporarily suspended until 1 May 2020. updated: 15 Apr 2020

   United Kingdom: While the UK has closed its borders or introduced quarantine controls, almost all commercial international flights to and from the UK have been suspended. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan has barred entry for all foreigners. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   Vatican City: As the Vatican City is within the Italian city of Rome, its borders are not closed, but there are no public events being held. updated: 12 Apr 2020

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