Turkish officials extending domestic policies and international entry restrictions imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19, as of July 15. Officials relaxed many domestic restrictions on July 1, lifting the curfew and removing restrictions on intercity transport. Turkish nationals and residents are required to obtain a government-provided Hayat Eve Sigar (HES) code before international or intercity travel on public transport.
Many businesses will be permitted to continue operating, including on Sundays. Numerous regions, including Istanbul, Ankara, and Agri Province, require residents to present a HES code upon entering public institutions, government offices, or banks. Protective facemasks and social distancing remain mandatory in public places nationwide.
International Entry Restrictions
Individuals who have visited Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in the previous 14 days must present a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours before arrival and quarantine in a government-designated facility for 14 days on arrival. Exit from quarantine will be permitted after a second negative PCR test is taken on day 14.
Arrivals who have visited Afghanistan or Pakistan in the previous 14 days must present a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours before arrival and quarantine in a government-designated facility for 10 days on arrival; exit from quarantine will be permitted after a second negative PCR test is taken on day seven. Individuals arriving from the UK, Iran, Egypt, and Singapore must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Turkey and may be selected for an additional test on arrival. Travelers from all other countries must present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 completed no less than 14 days ago or proof that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous six months. Travelers unable to meet these requirements may enter the country if they can present a negative PCR test taken in the previous 72 hours or a negative antigen test taken in the previous 48 hours on arrival; passengers may be denied boarding if they do not possess these requirements.
Authorities could reimpose, extend, further tighten, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks, particularly in response to developments regarding variant strains of COVID-19.
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