Coronavirus Travel Guide for Turkey COVID-19 updates for Turkey

Information about the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel disruptions affecting Turkey

If you are planning meetings and trips, our site is valuable to see when countries such as Turkey are on holiday. As international travel has been seriously affected by the coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic, we are updating the latest travel information about Turkey in our interactive maps to help you plan your trips better.

Coronavirus Guidance for: Turkey

Coronavirus: Travel status Turkey has openedg the majority of its international air, land, and sea borders. The borders with Iran and Syria remain closed. Passengers arriving from Afghanistan or Bangladesh are not allowed to enter.
Coronavirus Notice Passengers are required to wear a face mask at all times whilst in an airport, and for the duration of all flights, to and from Turkey. Passengers are required to complete a passenger locator form prior to arriving in Turkey, details of which will be provided by the operating airline.

last update: 26 Jul 2020

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Please note that travel to Turkey from the following places may be limited or unavailable. Even if travel is allowed, there may be specific stipulations in place, so please check the comments below:

   Afghanistan: Afghanistan resumed international air travel on June 24. updated: 26 Jun 2020

   Algeria: All international flights to Algeria are suspended. updated: 18 Jun 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: 18 Jun 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: 20 Jun 2020

   Austria: Foreign travelers from outside the Schengen area and the UK must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test. updated: 20 Sep 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: 18 Jun 2020

   Bangladesh: All flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, UAE and UK have been suspended until further notice. updated: 02 Jul 2020

   Belgium: Passengers arriving from outside the EEA/UK/Switzerland are not allowed to enter Belgium. updated: 20 Sep 2020

   Benin: Passengers are subject to medical screening at their own expense. Travel restrictions and social distancing measures have been extended indefinitely; however, domestic restrictions have been eased, and some academic activities resumed May 10. Places of worship, bars, and public transport services also resumed June 2. Other measures are in place indefinitely. Only essential travel is allowed at border crossings with neighboring countries. The land border with Togo is closed. updated: 25 Jun 2020

   Bulgaria: Only passengers from European Union and Schengen nations are allowed to enter Bulgaria. updated: 20 Sep 2020

   Burkina Faso: Land and air borders are closed; however, authorities have hinted at a possible reopening in the coming weeks. A state of emergency remains in places. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Cameroon: Limited international air travel to Cameroon is ongoing as of July 17 after authorities partially reopened air borders. Services by Air France, Brussels Airlines, and Ethiopia Airlines will operate out of Douala International Airport and Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport. All passengers intending to travel to Cameroon must present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to three days before the flight. An indefinite closure of Cameroon's land and sea borders remains in place. Cargo transport will not be affected. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Canada: Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada. updated: 09 Sep 2020

   Chad: Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. Passengers are subject to quarantine. updated: 31 Jul 2020

   China: European passport holders from 36 countries can now apply for a Chinese visa without an invitation letter updated: 13 Aug 2020

   Colombia: Passengers need a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 96 hours prior to departure. An entry form must be completed online before departure. updated: 02 Oct 2020

   Congo: Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result are subject to a test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense. updated: 16 Sep 2020

   Czech Republic: Restrictions on travel to and from European Economic Area (EEA) and Schengen states have now been lifted. All other international arrivals - with the exception of those traveling from Australia, Canada, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Serbia, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand, or the UK - require a similar health certificate or must self-isolate for 14-days. updated: 11 Jul 2020

   Denmark: Only citizens or residents of Denmark, EU (exc. Portugal and Sweden), EFTA and UK are allowed entry. Entry for foreign nationals is permitted for a variety of reasons including work, business, study, seeing family, and medical reasons/care giving. See the Further Information link for a complete list. updated: 03 Oct 2020

   Djibouti: Travel and business confinement measures have been relaxed since May 17. All land, sea, and air borders remain closed, except for cargo and humanitarian services until Sept. 1. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Dominica: All flights are suspended. updated: 03 Jul 2020

   Ecuador: Arriving passengers will need to show a medical certificate with a negative PCR test for Coronavirus taken within 72 hours before arrival. Without the certificate, passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. updated: 09 Jul 2020

   Egypt: Egypt has reopened all its airports for scheduled international traffic. Foreign tourism is limited to resorts in three coastal provinces. updated: 11 Sep 2020

   Equatorial Guinea: Flights to Equatorial Guinea have restarted. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine. updated: 01 Jul 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: 18 Jun 2020

   Finland: Entry is not permitted until August 11. This does not include nationals or residents from EU/Schengen states, or students arriving from Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay. updated: 14 Jul 2020

   France: With the exception of the list provided by the EU on July 1, 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: 04 Jul 2020

   French Guiana: All international flights have been suspended. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   French Polynesia: On July 15, quarantine measures will be completely lifted and French Polynesia’s borders will re-open to international tourism from all countries, and will not be requiring a mandatory 14-day isolation period for visitors. updated: 15 Jul 2020

   Gabon: Passengers from EU/EFTA/UK are not allowed to enter. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Georgia: Georgia is open to all international tourists to set zones of the country. updated: 01 Jul 2020

   Germany: All border limitations are for visitors from the E.U., Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and the United Kingdom. updated: 16 Oct 2020

   Ghana: International air travel has resumed; land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. updated: 01 Sep 2020

   Gibraltar: The 'Rock' is Unlocked! updated: 24 Jun 2020

   Greece: Travel from within the EU/Schengen countries is permitted. From July 1st restrictions on non-essential travel from non-EU+ countries may be applicable, pending guidance from the European Union. Current guidance dictates that residents of these additional 14 countries are permitted to enter the EU: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Flights from Sweden are suspended. updated: 04 Aug 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: 19 Jul 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: 18 Jun 2020

   Guam: Incoming travelers whose point of origin is from a low-risk area and whose stay on Guam is less than 5 nights will not be subject to quarantine. updated: 25 Jul 2020

   Guatemala: All passengers must have a negative PCR test, taken at most 72 hours prior to the flight. updated: 21 Sep 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: 18 Jun 2020

   Guinea: Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 5 days before arrival. updated: 28 Jul 2020

   Guinea-Bissau: National borders have been reopened May 27. Flights to Guinea-Bissau are suspended until 25 July. Entry and exit into Guinea-Bissau permitted only with the presentation of a certificate of negative COVID-19 status. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Guyana: Flights to Guyana are suspended. Nationals and residents of Guyana may still enter the country. updated: 18 Jun 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: 03 Jul 2020

   Hungary: Hungary has closed its borders for internationals starting from September 1 for at least a month. updated: 31 Aug 2020

   India: International commercial air travel is suspended until July 31. updated: 07 Jul 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: 19 Jul 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: 18 Jun 2020

   Ireland: Passengers arriving in Ireland are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. This does not apply when arriving from Northern Ireland or the countries on the green list (see map). updated: 18 Sep 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: 18 Jun 2020

   Italy: Passengers arriving from European Union, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City will not face any restrictions upon entering Italy. Passengers can arrive from the list of other countries issued by the EU on July 1. Passengers from other countries are not allowed to enter until 31 July. updated: 16 Jul 2020

   Ivory Coast: Air travel to Cote d'Ivoire has resumed and a Health Declaration Form must be completed before arrival. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Jersey: Jersey has a level of risk to all countries and arrivals from a country are subject to the restrictions depending on its risk. updated: 09 Jul 2020

   Jordan: Passengers from allowed countries must have a medical certificate with a negative CCOVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. updated: 08 Sep 2020

   Kazakhstan: Except for the countries listed, passengers are not allowed to enter and exit from/to Kazakhstan until further notice. updated: 28 Aug 2020

   Kenya: Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine. 18 countries are exempt from quarantine if they have a negative COVID-19 test. updated: 05 Aug 2020

   Kosovo: On June 1, Kosovo opened several of its land borders and there are currently no quarantine measures in place, according to the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo. On June 22, Kosovo expanded that to all land borders. updated: 30 Jun 2020

   Kuwait: Travel to and from Kuwait is allowed, except for residents coming from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. updated: 06 Aug 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. Additionally, nationals and residents of nationals and residents of Switzerland, EEA Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Vatican City, Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay may enter. Anyone entering from any other state will have to remain in quarantine for 14 days. updated: 24 Jul 2020

   Lebanon: Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival. updated: 31 Jul 2020

   Mali: Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. updated: 29 Jul 2020

   Mauritania: Airports in Mauritania reopened. updated: 16 Sep 2020

   Mauritius: Internation travel to Mauritius has restared. Arriving passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 7 days before arrival, and will be subject to another test on arrival. All arriving passengers must quarantine at a government approved hotel for 14 days. updated: 02 Oct 2020

   Moldova: Entry is restricted to many countries. See map for details. updated: 22 Sep 2020

   Mongolia: There is a ban of entry into Mongolia of all foreign nationals. All international air and rail routes are suspended. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Montenegro: Entry to Montenegro is provided without prescribing quarantine or self isolation for persons coming from a country, where a rate of active coronavirus cases is specified as less than 25 per 100, 000 inhabitants and to foreign nationals with the additional condition that the rate of active coronavirus cases is specified in the country of residence as less than 25 per 100, 000 inhabitants. updated: 21 Jun 2020

   Morocco: Morocco has suspendeded all flights into the country. updated: 17 Aug 2020

   Nepal: The government has suspended regular international and domestic flights. updated: 03 Jul 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, the UK and 14 other countries on the EU permitted list. updated: 02 Jul 2020

   Niger: Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. updated: 02 Aug 2020

   North Macedonia: International travel to North Macedonia restarted on July 1st. updated: 18 Jul 2020

   Norway: Anyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission. updated: 08 Aug 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: 18 Jun 2020

   Panama: Panama has suspended all international commercial passenger flights into the country except humanitarian flights until at least July 22. updated: 10 Jul 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: 18 Jun 2020

   Philippines: Airports in Philippines are closed and the Philippine Bureau of Immigration is restricting the entry of foreign nationals to the Philippines. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Poland: The suspension of international passenger air travel was lifted on June 16, for flights to and from other EU / EFTA countries. Border restrictions for non-EU / EFTA citizens remain unchanged. updated: 23 Jun 2020

   Portugal: Flights to Portugal other than those 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 are suspended. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Puerto Rico: All passengers will have to wear a mask and take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to their arrival. Those who test positive, or do not have test result, will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Another option would be taking a test at the airport upon arriving. updated: 15 Jul 2020

   San Marino: Passengers arriving from the European Union, the Schengen Area or the United Kingdom will not face any restrictions upon entering San Marino. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia has partially lifted its suspension of international flights to allow “exceptional categories” of citizens and residents to travel. updated: 14 Sep 2020

   Senegal: Flights to Senegal have restarted. Passenger will have to present evidence of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the last 7 days. Passengers may be subjected to medical screenings and quarantine. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Sierra Leone: The government of Sierra Leone has announced that all flights scheduled to and from Freetown International Airport have been suspended and all land borders closed until further notice. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Slovenia: Passengers arriving from countries which are not on Slovenia's green list with a negative test no older than 48 hours and performed by a credible lab either in Slovenia, the EU or the Schengen zone, will not have to quarantine. updated: 27 Sep 2020

   Somalia: International flights are canceled in Mogadishu until further notice. Land and sea borders are closed. updated: 19 Jul 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. All visa exemptions for the 90 normally exempt countries are suspended. updated: 04 Aug 2020

   Spain: Foreign Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain, with the exception of European member or Schengen and UK member states or the list of safe countries issued by the EU. updated: 05 Jul 2020

   Sri Lanka: Travellers must carry a COVID-19 free certificate issued not earlier than 72 hours before boarding. updated: 01 Aug 2020

   Sudan: The government has enacted a state of emergency; all land, air, and sea borders remain closed. Interstate and intercity travel has been banned. updated: 06 Aug 2020

   Sweden: Borders opened to tourists from the E.U. on June 15, although some European countries, including Norway and Denmark, are not permitting entry to people traveling from Sweden. Passengers can arrive from the list of other countries issued by the EU on July 1. updated: 04 Jul 2020

   Switzerland: Switzerland has lifted all entry restrictions for EU, EFTA and UK countries. While restrictions on workers from non-EU/EFTA/UK states have been relaxed, tourists from these third-countries citizens are still ineligible to travel as a stay of fewer than 90 days will only be authorised in cases of special necessity. Arriving passengers who have been in any of the following countries in the past 14 days are subject to 10 days quarantine: Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain (mainland), St. Maarten, Suriname, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA. updated: 08 Aug 2020

   Syria: Flights to Syria have restarted from October 1st. A negative COVID-19 test taken at most 96 hours before departure is required. Note that most countries advise against travel to Syria, given the current unrest in the country. updated: 01 Oct 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: 18 Jun 2020

   Tunisia: Tunisia has reopened its sea, land and air borders to 45 countries with no restrictions and over 50 countries with testing needed. updated: 28 Jun 2020

   Ukraine: Red Zone Passengers must have medical insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment, as well as a negative PCR test. updated: 23 Aug 2020

   United Arab Emirates: Tourists are allowed to enter the UAE again through Dubai airport. Arriving passengers must have proof of adequate health insurance and a negative Covid-19 PCR test done within the last 96 hours. Passengers without a test will be tested on arrival and qurantined for 14 days if the result is positive. updated: 10 Oct 2020

   United Kingdom: Passengers arriving from over 55 countries will not have to self-isolate for 14 days. Passengers from other countries will need to self-isolate for 14 days. updated: 15 Aug 2020
United Kingdom Turkey specific information: All passengers, of all nationalities, who meet Turkish immigration rules are permitted entry to Turkey from June 12.

   Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan has barred entry for all foreigners. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Vatican City: Passengers arriving from the European Union, the Schengen Area and the United Kingdom will not face any restrictions upon entering the Vatican City. updated: 18 Jun 2020

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