The sector of tourism is fully providing its service, operating without any specific restrictions. Travel tours are all available since all tourists are allowed to travel inside the country without having to hold any reservations for hotels in advance or any kind of permission. Thus, the wearing of the face mask is mandatory in turkey outside home.


Turkey travel latest restrictions


According to the latest covid-19 measures, passengers from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka are banned from entering Turkey until further notice.

Travelers starting from six years old and over who are arriving to Turkey from another country but have been in Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days must deliver a PCR test that proved that is Negative and that is taken no more than 72 hours before their, also they must be quarantined for 14 days in locations to be set by the Government.


When it comes to the passengers who’ve been to countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan in the last 14 days are required to submit a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours before arrival to Turkey. They’re required to stay under quarantine for ten days in quarantine hotels specified by the governorships. The fees of the Accommodation and the airport transfer will have to be paid by the travelers.


 The traveling circulation within Turkey


  The Turkish authorities recently have publicly informed that passengers arriving to the Istanbul Airport (IST), and who will undergo quarantine and who’re originally citizens of the Turkeys republic, will be tested again in Istanbul regardless of their PCR test results they seem to showcase.


However, Turkey doesn’t exclude any other nationality mentioned in the countries above from entering its territory.


Turkish citizens, residents, and tourists must hold a HES Code (Hayat Eve Sigar) for all public services. The submission of the code might even be required upon entry to some public buildings, shopping malls, and banks.


HES Code for tourists


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Turkey overall is carefully including on the early detection and management of cases and the application of public health and social measures, respecting the human rights and fundamental freedoms of travelers following the advice of WHO (World Health Organization).

Ministry of Interior Affairs Introduces New COVID-19 Measures

The Turkish Ministry of Interior Affairs issued a new announcement on the measures of the Coronavirus, the details of the new stage, and the decisions announced by the Turkish President on 19/02/2021.

The announcement stated:

  •  As of September 6, it will be required to submit a “PCR” test in the last 48 hours to attend concerts, enter theaters, and all similar events for those who have not received the vaccine or have not recently contacted the virus.
  •  As of September 6, it will be required to submit a “PCR” test in the last 48 hours before travel by planes, buses, and all other means of transportation (except private cars) between Turkish cities, for those who have not received the vaccine or have recently contacted the virus. using your e-devlet log-in information.
  •  All information related to receiving the vaccine or infection with the virus will be linked to the “HES” code and verified through it.

Turkeys Vaccination Process

  The mass vaccination program across turkey against covid-19 continues uninterrupted with the vaccine produced by the Chinese biotech company Sinovac. The country has administered at least 84,055,687 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 50.4% of the country’s population.


Vaccination in Turkey


Vaccination Eligibility Information in Turkey

  According to the health ministry officials, the vaccination program of the population is proceeding as planned, including more age groups and sectors day by day.

In order to check the eligibility to get the covid vaccine, you can use the options below :

  •  log into e-nabiz. If you have never used the application before, at first you will need to log in to the e-devlet platform.
  •  If you are within the eligible categories, you have to make an appointment through MHRS (Merkezi Hekim Randevu Sistemi – Central Physician Appointment System) using your e-devlet log-in information.
  •  As an alternative option, you may take your appointment by calling ALO 182 (MHRS). In case the appointment system does not work.


  The Management of the Vaccine Doses in Turkey

   The ministry also facilitated the distribution of shots across the country, the transport and logistics. The vaccination medical team travel all the way to the areas who don’t have near access to the hospital, such as villages in the mountains and make sure to give the both doses, especially to the elders.


In order to ensure the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines, there are some strict protections in taken before receiving any validation from World Health Organization and national regulatory agencies, and the corona vaccines are keeping their clinical trials by the medical industry to prove if they meet the international agreed benchmarks for safety and efficiency.


As with all vaccines, World Health Organization and regulatory authorities will continuously monitor the use of COVID-19 vaccines to confirm that they remain safe for all who receive them.



   Latest Vaccine Numbers in Turkey

   Based on the statistics of the Republic of Turley Ministry of Health up to now, 45.796.679 has already received their first dose, and 34.963.740 has received their second one, over 85.767.959 vaccine that is applied.


You can reach the latest vaccination statistics in Turkey from COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE


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    At last, we can say that Turkey is taking health measurements required to keep its population and its visitors protected.