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Travel to Turkey

In our stations where temperature measurement is allowed, measurement is made with non-contact temperature meters during boarding. If our passengers show symptoms such as fever, runny nose, cough and respiratory distress above 38°C, they will not be admitted to our flights and will be directed to the relevant health institution.

Please note that in accordance with the guide published by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, certain flight restrictions apply for arrivals to Turkey. Passengers are required to obey the conditions below for a healthy and safe flight.

  • 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.
  • All passengers will undergo a medical examination and those showing symptoms will have tests performed.
  • Passengers with a positive test result will take medical treatment.
  • Passengers arriving from Afghanistan are not allowed to enter (excluding Turkish nationals and residents).

The personal HES code is mandatory only for the domestic flights. For details, please review our Hayat Eve Sığar page.

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Learn more

Last update 14.09.2020

The Council of Ministers of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus issued directives on June 11, 2020, regarding passenger entry. Please review the notes below for a safe and healthy travel.

  • In accordance with the Covid-19 measures taken, as of September 16, 2020 at 00:00 and until September 20, 2020 at 23:59, only nationals of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, their spouses and children are allowed entry to the country.
  • In accordance with the risk assessment on September 11, 2020, 5 countries from category A are now included in the Category B. As of September 15, 2020, at 23:59, passengers arriving from Liechtenstein, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Georgia are subject to a 1-week quarantine.

In accordance with the coronavirus (Covid-19) measures taken by the Ministry of Health, all passengers, including citizens of the TRNC, arriving via private and/or scheduled flights will be evaluated according to the risk group of the country from which they arrive. Evaluations are in the following three categories and in accordance with the conditions set forth.

Category A

Estonia, Finland, South Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Maldives, Norway, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand

Category B

Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland, Iceland, Japan, Poland, Belgium, Italy, Czechia, Monaco, Vatican, San Marino, Rwanda, Uruguay, China, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Singapore, Turkey, Jordan, Germany, Greece, Kuwait, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Georgia.

Category C

United States, Brazil, Argentina, Serbia, Montenegro, Portugal, Luxembourg, Romania, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Mexico, Egypt, Pakistan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Iraq, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Algeria, Australia, Morocco, Qatar, Azerbaijan, Malta, Croatia, Netherlands, Andorra, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Ukraine, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and all other countries.

  • Category B conditions apply to passengers from Category A arriving to the TRNC from Turkey.
  • All passengers arriving to TRNC are subject to a 7-day quarantine (in a center specified by the Ministry of Finance and police and Ministry of Health officials are authorized to conduct inspections). The application ends on September 20, 2020 at 23:59 and a situation assessment will be made on the end day.
  • If officials traveling from/to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to/from Turkey complete their tasks within 72 hours by implementing the necessary measures, they are not taken into quarantine in the future people will be quarantined task completed with the condition to return to their countries by implementing the necessary measures within 72 hours.
  • Students arriving to the country are subject to a 7-day isolation in dorms and hotels specified by the university.
  • The quarantine practices of those who have been to abroad for health purposes will be evaluated if they apply to the Ministry of Health.
  • All passengers from Category C are subject to a 14-day quarantine in centers specified.

PCR Test Rules 

  • All passengers from Category B and C are required to have taken a PCR test with a negative result within 0-120 hours prior to their flight and the document must be submitted to the officials at the entry to the TRNC. However, passengers from Category B are subject to a 7-day quarantine and all passengers from Category C are subject to a 14-day quarantine.
  • Passengers who do present a negative PCR test result to the officials at the entry or passengers with PCR test results obtained 6 days or more before the date of travel are not allowed to enter the TRNC.
  • Children between 0-5 years of age (including 5) are not required to submit a PCR test result.
  • PCR tests must be in Turkish or English.
  • Document showing the negative PCR test results of passengers arriving to TRNC from Turkey should have a QR code.
  • Passengers whose documents do not have a QR code are not permitted to enter the country and will be sent back.
  • To prevent any problems, the PCR test results are checked via the QR code by the airline company before the boarding starts.
  • If scanning of the QR code fails, the laboratory number on the document and the last 4 digits of the identity / passport number are entered to the COVID-19 test results unit on the e-Nabiz system.
  • Submitting QR-coded PCR test result is required for all passengers departing from Turkey. Passengers travelling from abroad (including Turkish citizens) as a transit are exempt from this application.
  • Please note that passengers departing from Turkey should have the print out of the QR-coded PCR test result document with them at the Ercan Airport and they should submit this document to the health workers upon arrival.

Test and quarantine fees 

  • Test and quarantine fees for 7 days: 2.255 TRY 
  • Test and quarantine fees for 14 days: 4.110 TRY 
Non-compliance with the specified conditions are subject to criminal proceedings initiated within the scope of the relevant articles of the Criminal Code and the Communicable Diseases Law.

You can visit the Ministry of Health News page to get updated information about Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus travel restrictions.

Travel around world

We advise you to review the travel restrictions applied by countries you are planning to travel to. Please review the travel news page provided by IATA for details. Please check the country-specific entry requirements of the country you are planning to travel to and review the passport, visa and health travel document requirements page.

For Turkish citizens

We know you are eager to travel again and we are pleased to welcome you onboard, with an expanded number of international flights. The health and safety of our passengers is always our highest priority, and we are cooperating with the international authorities in implementing the most up-to-date hygiene protocols. Before planning your trip, please review this page for more information on the documents required by various countries for the entry of Turkish citizens.

Austria Learn more

Last update 26.08.2020

Turkish passengers are not allowed entry.

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and their family members
  • British nationals and their family member
  • Passengers arriving from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Passengers with a "D" visa issued by Austria
  • Passengers departing immediately
  • Passengers traveling on business
  • Passengers visiting their life partner

Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 10 days. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found here.

Passengers traveling on business must have a medical certificate issued at most 72 hours before arrival which confirms a negative SARS-CoV-2-test result. More details can be found here.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before. More details and other exclusions about the PCR test can be found here.

To learn more about other exclusions, please review the IATA Travel Centre page.

Azerbaijan Learn more

Last update 31.08.2020

Passengers are not allowed to enter until September 30, 2020

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals and residents of Azerbaijan

Passengers are required to submit a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result, taken within the last 48 hours before departure.

Nationals of Azerbaijan without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

Passengers are required to present a completed "Self Isolation Form" upon arrival.

E-visas and visa on arrival are suspended until further notice.

Bulgaria Learn more

Last update 14.09.2020

Turkish citizens who have visas or residency permits are allowed to enter Bulgaria without submitting a PCR test.

Passengers entering the country are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

The decision taken by the Bulgarian authorities is in force until the end of September.

France Learn more

Last update 26.08.2020

Turkish passengers are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals of France, if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte, and their spouses and children
  • British nationals and nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte; and their spouses and children
  • passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte
  • students if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte.

Passengers arriving from Bahrain, Panama, USA or the United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.

  • This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years

Passengers arriving from Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Bosna and Herzegovina Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. Passengers without a medical certificate must take the test on arrival.

  • This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years

A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate can be obtained at consulates or at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.

  • This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State.

Passengers must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Passengers are subject to quarantine or isolation.

To learn more about other exclusions, please review the IATA Travel Centre page.

Germany Learn more

Last update 01.09.2020

Turkish passengers are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals of the EEA Member States and Switzerland
  • British nationals
  • Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,
  • Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom
  • Immediate family members of nationals of the EEA Member States and Switzerland
  • Immediate family members of British nationals
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland
  • Passengers with a long term visa issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland
  • Residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. They must have been living in the residence country for at least 6 months.
  • Passengers traveling as students if they cannot complete their study outside Germany

Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test and quarantine for 14 days. More information can be found here.

To learn more about other exclusions, please review the IATA Travel Centre page.

To the attention of passengers travelling from Turkey to Germany;

Passengers are required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken within the last 48 hours *, prior to arrival in Germany. Passengers who fail to submit these test results are not be permitted to board the flight.

Passengers under 2 years of age are exempt from this application.

The PCR test may be taken at the organizations listed on the related website by the Ministry of Health or at airports with testing facilities.

Passengers not eligible to fly due to their test results have free ticket change rights.

*We would like to inform you that the 48-hour limit starts when the swab sample is collected from the passenger.

Netherlands Learn more

Last update 01.09.2020

Turkish passengers are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals and residents of the Netherlands
  • Nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See)
  • British nationals
  • Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom
  • Passengers with a long-term residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or the United Kingdom
  • Family members of a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland, with a residence permit issued to family members of a Union Citizen by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom
  • Passengers with a long-term "D" visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland
  • Residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay
  • Students with a notification letter issued by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). The letter must be in Dutch and contain the English translation as well.
  • Partners with a completed "Declaration of relationship for COVID-19 entry ban exemption" form, a return onward ticket and proof that they have been in a relationship for at least 3 months with a resident of the Netherlands who is a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland. As well as accompanying children of the partner who are younger than 18 years. More details can be found here:

A completed 'Health Declaration Form' for passengers departing from high-risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must be presented prior to boarding.

  • This does not apply to passengers younger than 13 years

Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 10 days. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found.

To learn more about other exclusions, please review the IATA Travel Centre page.

Switzerland Learn more

Last update 01.09.2020

Turkish passengers are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals of the EEA Member States and Switzerland
  • British nationals
  • Passengers arriving from the Schengen Member States
  • Passengers arriving directly from Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Georgia, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See). If they transit through other countries, they must stay in the international transit area of the airport.
  • Family members of nationals of EEA Member States. They must present proof of their relationship.
  • Family members of British nationals. They must present proof of their relationship.
  • Residents of Liechtenstein and Switzerland
  • Residents of Schengen Member States returning directly via Switzerland to their country of residence
  • Passengers with a D visa issued by Switzerland
  • Passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020
  • Unmarried partners of residents of Switzerland. They must have a written invitation from the residents in Switzerland and present proof of their relationship.

Passengers are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State.

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals of the EEA Member States and Switzerland
  • British nationals
  • Passengers arriving directly from Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Georgia, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Family members of nationals of the EEA Member States and Switzerland
  • Family members of British nationals
  • Residents of the EEA Member States and Switzerland
  • Passengers with a D visa issued by Switzerland
  • Passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020

Passengers are subject to quarantine for 10 days. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found at here.

To learn more about other exclusions, please review the IATA Travel Centre page.

Russia Learn more

Last update 05.08.2020 

Nationals and residents of Turkey are allowed to enter if arriving from Turkey.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The medical certificate must be issued in Russian or in English. A notarized translation to Russian is accepted.

  • This does not apply to nationals of the Russian Fed.

Passengers transiting the Russian Fed. must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.

  • This does not apply to nationals of the Russian Fed.

To learn more about other exclusions, please review the IATA Travel Centre page.

Ukraine Learn more

Last update 28.08.2020

In order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the country borders were closed with the decision of Ukrainian Government for foreign visitors, with certain exceptions, until September 28, 2020. The list of passengers who can enter the country can be found here.

United Kingdom Learn more

Last update 14.09.2020

  • Turkish citizens are allowed entry.
  • Passengers are required to self-quarantine and self-isolate for 14 days. Passengers arriving from Turkey will not be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. More information about quarantine exemptions can be found here.
  • In accordance with the health measures taken by the authorities of the United Kingdom, passengers flying to the United Kingdom must complete a "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" before departure. The reference number given after completing the form must be presented to the staff during check-in. We kindly would like to inform you that any passenger failing to complete the form is not permitted to board the aircraft. We wish you a safe and healthy flight!

To learn more about other exclusions, please review the IATA Travel Centre page.

United States of America Learn more

Last update 01.09.2020

Turkish passengers are allowed to enter.

Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. This does not apply to:
  • nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
  • spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
  • parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
  • the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
  • the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
  • passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
  • passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
  • passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
  • students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland (Rep.), United Kingdom or Schengen Member States in the past 14 days.

Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in bullet number 1 in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Honolulu (HNL), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD).

Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,

Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.

Passengers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the "Massachusetts Travel Form". They are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures set by the state/territory of their final destination.

To learn more about other exclusions, please review the IATA Travel Centre page.

To learn more about the travel restrictions applied by other countries, please review the IATA Travel Centre page.