• MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen for takeout and delivery
  • QuarantineIn some cases
  • Public TransportationReduced
Updated: May 5, 2021
Reviewed: May 5, 2021
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Turkey has opened its borders and is resuming flights on a country-by-country basis, while some domestic restrictions are being lifted.

Can I travel to Turkey?

  • Turkey has opened most of its borders, except for the border with Iran, and flights are resuming on a country by country basis.
  • Foreign nationals arriving to Turkey must register online 72 hours in advance.
  • Flights from Brazil and South Africa are suspended.
  • Nonessential travel from Iran and Iraq is prohibited.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Turkey?

  • Anyone arriving to Turkey without test results, might be required to self-quarantine or quarantine in a government facility.
  • Permitted arrivals from Brazil, India and South Africa are required to quarantine for 14 days in a government facility. Quarantine may be shortened if testing negative on the 10th day.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Turkey?

  • All arrivals to Turkey will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, and will undergo screening of symptoms.
  • Permitted arrivals from Brazil, Denmark and South Africa will be tested upon arrival and on the 10th day of quarantine.

Is public transportation open in Turkey?

Public transportation in Turkey is operating in limited capacity, but intercity travel is prohibited.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Turkey?

Restaurants and cafes in Turkey are open for takeout and delivery only.

Are businesses and attractions open in Turkey?

  • Only essential businesses such as grocery are open in Turkey.
  • A full lockdown is in place, and citizens may only leave their homes for essential reasons.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Turkey?

Wearing face masks is required in public places.


  1. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey
  2. https://tr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-2/
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