Open for Travel


  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen for takeout and delivery
  • QuarantineIn some cases
  • Public TransportationReduced
Updated: March 1, 2021
Reviewed: March 1, 2021


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.
  • Flights from the UK, Brazil, Denmark and South Africa are suspended.

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 the UK, Brazil, Denmark and South Africa are required to quarantine for 14 days in a government facility.

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.
  • Permitted arrivals from the UK, Brazil, Denmark and South Africa will be tested again, after completing their quarantine.

Is public transportation open in Turkey? Public transportation in Turkey is operating in limited capacity.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Turkey?

Restaurants and cafes are open for takeout and delivery only.

Are businesses and attractions open in Turkey?

  • Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Turkey are open, under social distancing regulations.
  • Cinemas remain closed.
  • A nightly curfew is in place during weekdays, between 21:00 and 5:00, and a full lockdown on weekends.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Turkey?

Wearing face masks is required in public places.


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