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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 09.07.2020

Turkish passengers are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals of France, their spouses and children
  • Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children
  • British nationals, their spouses and children
  • Passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State
  • Passengers arriving from Australia, Canada, Korea Rep., Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by France
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland
  • The United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State
  • Passengers traveling to study.

A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr

This does not apply to:

  • Passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State
  • Passengers arriving from Australia, Canada, Korea Rep., Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay

Passengers arriving in France:

  • Are subject to quarantine or isolation
  • Must present a completed declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

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

Germany Learn more

Last update 09.07.2020

Turkish passengers are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:

  • 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
  • Nationals of Germany
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Germany
  • residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay
  • Passengers with a "D" Visa issued by Germany
  • Husband, wife, child and registered partner of nationals or residents of Germany
  • 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, Switzerland and their family members returning via Germany to their country of residence
  • British nationals and their family members returning via Germany to their country of residence
  • Passengers in transit to their home country, if there is no other travel option. The purpose of travel and the entry requirements for the destination and transit countries must be proved

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.
  • This does not apply to British nationals.
  • This does not apply to family members of nationals of the EEA Member States and Switzerland.
  • This does not apply to family members of British nationals.
  • This does not apply to residents of the EEA Member States and Switzerland.
  • This does not apply to residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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

Netherlands Learn more

Last update 09.07.2020

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), returning via the Netherlands to their country of residence
  • British nationals returning via the Netherlands to their country of residence
  • 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, Cyprus, 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 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, to family members of a Union Citizen
  • 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 Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay
  • A completed 'Health Declaration Form' for passengers departing from high-risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must be presented prior to boarding

Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Learn more

Last update 08.07.2020 

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.

  • The cost of the quarantine for passengers from countries listed in the Category C has been determined as TL 4,400 per person, including accommodation, meals, and a PCR test administered following the quarantine.
  • Students and academicians arriving from Turkey after June 15, 2020, 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 5, 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

Germany, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, South Korea, Ireland, Switzerland, Iceland, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Hungary, Maldives, Malta, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, New Zealand and Greece.

Condition: All passengers are required to take a PCR test within 72 hours of their flight. In order to enter the country without undergoing quarantine, passengers must submit negative test results. Passengers who do not submit a PCR test result are required to take a PCR test administered by the Ministry, upon arrival; these passengers will be subject to quarantine until test results are returned. The cost of the PCR test and quarantine are covered by the passenger.

Category B

Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czechia, France, Georgia, Croatia, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Canada, Montenegro, Qatar, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Lebanon, Monaco, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Turkey, Uruguay, Jordan and the Vatican.

Condition: Passengers are required to take a PCR test in their own country within 72 hours of their arrival to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Upon arrival, passengers are required to take a second PCR test, administered by the Ministry. As of July 12, 2020, the PCR test will be performed 72 - 120 hours following (on 3rd, 4th and 5th day) entry to the country. Transfer of tourists to hotels from the entrance gates is conducted by the relevant hotel authorities. It is mandatory for tourists to comply with the quarantine conditions in the hotel rooms until the results of their second PCR tests are finalized. Hotel officials must monitor these passengers for full compliance with the quarantine conditions, per the Ministry. If contrary actions are determined, criminal proceedings will be initiated within the scope of the relevant articles of the Criminal Code and the Communicable Diseases Law. In addition, police and Ministry of Health officials are authorized to conduct inspections. It is mandatory for passengers staying in private homes to isolate in their homes until PCR test results are obtained and reported to them. 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.

Category C (High Risk Countries)

United States, Brazil, India, UK, Iran, Israel, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Mexico, Egypt, Pakistan, Russia, Turkmenistan and other countries

Condition: Passengers are required to take a PCR test in their own country within 72 hours of their arrival to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. These passengers must also comply with the 14-day quarantine fees and conditions.

Switzerland Learn more

Last update 09.07.2020

Turkish passengers are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:

  • Passengers arriving from the Schengen member states
  • Nationals or residents of Switzerland or Liechtenstein
  • Nationals of EEA member states
  • British nationals
  • 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 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

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 EEA member states and Switzerland;
  • British nationals
  • Family members of nationals of EEA member states and Switzerland
  • Family members of British nationals
  • Residents of 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 who have been in Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Rep., Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Turks and Caicos Isl. or the USA in the past 14 days are subject to quarantine for 10 days.

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 06.07.2020 

  • Turkish citizens are allowed entry.
  • Passengers are required to self-quarantine and self-isolate for 14 days. As of July 10, 2020, passengers arriving from Turkey will not be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. From 10 July 2020, passengers arriving from the following countries and territories will not be required to self-isolate on arrival: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, Croatia Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Reunion , San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, South Korea, Spain, St Barthélemy, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Vatican, and Vietnam
  • 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, Hungary, 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.