Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey – Update 

Location: Turkey

Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey – Update

New Updates:

As of December 28, 2020, all international passengers traveling to Turkey are required to have taken a COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours prior to their flight. Passengers must submit their test results to the airline at the time of check-in. Passengers failing to submit a negative PCR test will not be permitted to board the flight to Turkey. This requirement will remain in effect until March 1, 2021.

In addition, any passengers who have visited United Kingdom, Denmark and South Africa in the 10 days prior to their arrival in Turkey are required to have taken a PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours of their flight. Negative test results should be submitted at the time of check-in. Passengers arriving from these countries must also quarantine at their hotel or residence on arrival, and submit to a PCR test on the 7th day.  If the PCR test results are negative, the quarantine can end. Those who test positive will receive ongoing treatment and monitoring.

International flights can be suspended, or restrictions changed at any time.  Please check with your airlines for the most up to date information required for that flight.

The latest information from the Ministry of Health on the PCR testing can be found here:,77799/yurtdisindan-gelen-tum-yolculara-son-72-saatte-yapilmis-pcr-testi-zorunlulugu-getirilmesine-iliskin-aciklama-25122020.html

Actions to Take:  

  • Follow local restrictions.
  • Follow social distancing public health recommendations.
  • Check local regulations on wearing protective masks and use of HES codes.
  • Carry identity and travel documents with you at all times.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in Turkey.


U.S. Embassy (Ankara, Turkey)  

110 Ataturk Boulevard  
Kavaklidere, 06100  
Ankara, Turkey  
Tel: +90-312-455-5555

U.S. Consulate General (Istanbul, Turkey)  

Poligon Mahallesi, Sariyer Caddesi No: 75  
İstinye 34460 Sariyer

Istanbul, Turkey  
Tel: +90-212-335-9000

U.S. Consulate (Adana, Turkey) 

Girne Bulvari No:212 Guzelevler Mah.

Yuregir, Adana, Turkey 
Tel: +90-322-455-4100

U.S. Consular Agency (Izmir, Turkey)

State Department – Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444

Turkey’s Country Page

Turkey’s Travel Advisory

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