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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.

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

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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 03.07.2020 

Turkish citizens are not allowed entry.

Exclusions:

  • Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, 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
  • Passengers coming from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, 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)
  • Holders of the type-D Visa issued by Austria
  • This does not apply to passengers departing immediately
  • This does not apply to passengers traveling on business

Passengers permitted to enter the country must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Exclusions:

  • Passengers leaving the country immediately
  • Passengers coming from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany (except Guetersloh region), 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). They must not have been in any other country in the past 14 days
  • Passengers who have received a medical certificate with a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) result up to four days prior to their arrival in Austria.

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

France Learn more

Last update 26.06.2020 

Passengers from countries outside the European Union are not allowed entry.

Exclusions:

  • Citizens of France, their spouses and children
  • Citizens of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican and European Economic Community member states, their spouses and children returning to their country of residence via France.
  • Citizens of the United Kingdom, their spouses and children returning to their country of residence via France.

Passengers entering France:

  • Isolation or self-quarantine is required. Passengers must declare that they do not exhibit coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms. The declaration must include the name and signature of the passenger and the date.
  • A completed International Travel Certificate for immigration must be presented before boarding and on arrival or crossing France. The certificate can be obtained through French consulates abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr before leaving.

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

Germany Learn more

Last update 26.06.2020 

Turkish citizens are not allowed entry.

Exclusions:

  • Passengers from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom;
  • German citizens and their families or registered partners;
  • Holders of residency in Germany and their families or registered partners;
  • Holders of a type-D Visa issued by Germany;
  • Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom.and their families can return to their home country with connecting flights via Germany;
  • Diplomat nurse, caregiver, food industry staff and various specialists who can demonstrate that their trip is for professional purposes;
  • Passengers connecting to a flight via Germany, provided that there is no other route available (these passengers must certify that they comply with the travel restrictions of the destination and indicate the purpose of travel).

Passengers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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

Netherlands Learn more

Last update 26.06.2020 

Turkish citizens are not allowed entry.

Exclusions:

  • Passengers from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, or the UK
  • Citizens of Member States of the European Economic Community and Switzerland and their families
  • Citizens of the United Kingdom
  • Individuals with long-term visas and temporary residencies
  • Transit passengers
  • Individuals travelling due to family emergencies

Passengers departing from High Risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must complete a 'Health Declaration Form' and submit it prior to the flight.

Passengers departing from High Risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

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

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Learn more

Last update 26.06.2020 

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.

  • Passengers arriving in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus between June 8 and July 1, 2020, who are not citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus but have residence, work and/or student permits, will be subject to a 14-day quarantine.
  • The cost of the quarantine has been determined as TL 4,400 per person, including accommodation, meals, and a PCR test administered following the quarantine.
  • From June 15 until July 1, 2020, students and academicians arriving from Turkey will be quarantined until tests are performed. After the tests have been completed, these individuals may enter the country, provided they comply with the campus quarantine conditions and without paying the fee. The National Education and Culture Ministry is authorized to conduct inspections.
  • As of July 1, 2020, all passengers arriving in the country, including citizens and non-citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, via sea, airports and land crossing points will be evaluated within the framework of the conditions listed in each of the three categories listed below.

Category A&B  

Malta, Bulgaria, Norway, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Israel, Greece, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iceland, Taiwan, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, Romania, and Estonia.

Condition: All passengers will be required to submit negative results from a PCR test performed within 72 hours before arrival to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and they are required to have a second test upon arrival.

Category C (High Risk Countries) 

United States, Russia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Iran, Italy, Spain, and France.

Condition: All passengers will be required to submit negative results from a PCR test performed within 72 hours before arrival to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and they are required to have a second test upon arrival. These passengers must also comply with the 14-day quarantine fees and conditions.

As of the effective date of this decision, citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and their spouses and children who are not citizens are not required to be permanent residents of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. However, even though these spouses and children are not citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, they may enter the country in compliance with the country and testing criteria listed above.

Switzerland Learn more

Last update 03.07.2020 

Turkish citizens are not allowed entry.

Exclusions:

  • This does not apply to passengers arriving from the Schengen Member States
  • This does not apply to nationals or residents of Switzerland or Liechtenstein
  • This does not apply to nationals of the EEA Member States and family members
  • This does not apply to British nationals and family members
  • This does not apply to residents of Schengen Member States returning directly via Switzerland to their country of residence

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

Exclusions:

  • This does not apply to nationals of the EEA Member States and Switzerland and family members
  • This does not apply to British nationals and family members
  • This does not apply to residents of the EEA Member States and Switzerland
  • This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued after 16 March 2020 by Switzerland.

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

Russia Learn more

Last update 26.06.2020 

Turkish citizens are not allowed to enter the Russian Federation.

  • This does not apply to nationals of the Russian Fed.
  • This does not apply to accredited or appointed employees of diplomatic missions, consular offices, international organizations located in the Russian Fed. and their family members;
  • This does not apply to members of official delegations;
  • This does not apply to travelers with diplomatic, business or normal visas issued in connection with the death of a close relative, as well as visas issued by special decision of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • This does not apply to passengers from visa-free countries coming in connection with the death of a close relative, having copies of the death certificate, as well as a document confirming family relations;
  • This does not apply to passengers who are family members (spouses, parents, kids, adoptive parents, adopted), guardians and trustees of citizens of the Russian Fed., subject to the presentation of a copy of a document confirming the relationship status;
  • This does not apply to passengers permanently residing in the Russian Fed., as well as transiting through airports without entering the Russian Fed.

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

Ukraine Learn more

Last update 26.06.2020 

All foreigners coming to Ukraine must have Covid-19 medical insurance which must be valid for a minimum of 14 days (with an exception for UA permanent resident permit holders).

  • For all passengers coming to Ukraine from the countries with a high number of infected for Covid-19 cases, 14 days of self-isolation is mandatory.
  • List of such countries marked as a "red zone countries" will be updated constantly and published on the Ukrainian Ministry of Health website.

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

United Kingdom Learn more

Last update 26.06.2020 

  • Turkish citizens are allowed entry.
  • Passengers are required to self-quarantine and self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Passengers entering United Kingdom are required to complete the “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” and submit it to the related immigration office.

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

United States of America Learn more

Last update 26.06.2020 

Passengers who have been to Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the UK (excluding overseas countries outside Europe) in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the United States of America:

Exclusions:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents and their spouses, biological children or children under custody, guardians or parents of individuals age 21 or older, and siblings of those who are single and who are not older than 21 and single

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.