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

New Information:

Updated Curfew: Effective, June 1, 2021, Turkey’s current nationwide curfew is between 22:00 and 05:00 from Monday through Saturday with a full Sunday curfew, starting at 22:00 on Saturday until 05:00 on Monday.

Updated COVID-Testing Requirements for U.S. Citizens Entering Turkey: Effective June 1, 2021 the Government of Turkey (GoT) has announced new travel restrictions for travelers returning from international travel.  Please see the Turkish Airlines Website for more information:

NOTE: International flights can be suspended, or restrictions changed at any time.  Please check with your airline(s) for the most up to date information required for your flight(s) and entry requirements.

1. Passengers departing from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and those who are understood to have been in these countries within the preceding 14 days will be requested to submit a negative PCR test report 72 hours before entering Turkey, and these passengers will be quarantined for 14 days in places determined by the governorships of the final destination city the passenger arrives at in Turkey.

If a PCR test result taken on the 14th day of quarantine is negative, the quarantine will be terminated.  Passengers whose PCR test results are positive will be taken into isolation and the measures will be terminated only when there is a negative PCR test result.

2. Passengers departing from the United Kingdom, Iran, Egypt, and Singapore will be required to submit a negative PCR test result which must be taken 72 hours before entering Turkey.

3. When entering Turkey from countries not included in the first two articles, passengers will not be required to submit a negative PCR test result if they submit a document issued by the relevant country’s official authorities stating that they have been vaccinated at least 14 days before entrance to Turkey and/or have had the disease and cured within the last 6 months.

Quarantine measures will not be applied for these passengers.  If passengers departing from these countries cannot submit a vaccine certificate or the documents proving that they have had the disease according to the stated rules, submission of a PCR negative test result taken 72 hours before the entrance to Turkey or negative rapid antigen test result taken 48 hours before the entrance to Turkey will be sufficient.

4. Except for passengers departing from the countries listed in the section 2 above, passengers entering Turkey may be subjected to PCR test on the basis of sampling at their destination. Passengers will be allowed to go to their final destination after the test samples are taken, and if the test results are positive, they will be treated in accordance with Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines.

Passengers with positive test results will be quarantined for 14 days at the addresses they shared and if the PCR test results to be made at the end of the 10th day are negative, the quarantine conditions will be terminated.  The quarantine conditions of those who are found to have an Indian variant will be terminated with a negative result of the PCR test at the end of the 14th day.

Actions to Take:


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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