ted j

Member
Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates for Turkey
I would like to know what is the point of all these restrictions
WHEN BLOODY TOURISTS ARE STILL ALLOWED OUT AT ANY AGE ALL THE TIME
It's just like last summer ..............................PATHETIC

Had a hospital appointment this morning , loads of "tourists" were wandering round
 

Kanga

Member
Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates for Turkey
@ Ted; it's because tourist income in hard currency takes precedence.

Anyway, arrived this evening, another update from F & CDO

Turkey travel advice

Change made:
Addition of information and advice on pre-departure COVID-19 testing facilities in Turkey. Updated details on flight availability (‘Summary’ and ‘Coronavirus’ pages)

Time updated:
6:13pm, 18 January 2021

D-19 travel guidance​

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not leave home or travel, including internationally, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. Check the rules that apply to you in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
If you intend to travel to England, Scotland, or Wales from abroad, including UK nationals returning home, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.
Before you return to the UK you must provide your journey and contact details. You must self-isolate when you enter the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, unless you have a valid exemption.
If you are legally permitted to travel abroad, check our advice on your country of destination. Some other countries have closed borders, and may further restrict movement or bring in new rules including testing requirements with little warning.

Coronavirus travel health​

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Turkey on the TravelHealthPro website.

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entry and borders​

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Turkey.

Travel in Turkey​

HES codes for intercity travel and lodging​

Turkish citizens and residents must request a HES (Hayat Eve Sigar) Code for domestic and international flights, train and ferry travel. As of 30 September the HES code will also be required when checking into accommodation including hotels, motels, boarding houses, pensions, camps etc. Some provinces also require submission of a HES code upon entry to public buildings, shopping malls and banks. This does not apply to foreign tourists. This can be done through the e-Devlet system, the ‘Hayat Eve Sığar’ smartphone application and by SMS.

IF YOU HAVE A TURKISH RESIDENT ID: Send a text message to phone number 2023 that includes (a) the letters “HES”, (b) your Turkish kimlik number (c) your year of birth, and (d) the number of days you will be traveling, plus 7 days. Put a single space between each item.

IF YOU HAVE TURKISH CITIZENSHIP: Send a text message to phone number 2023 that includes (a) the letters “HES”, (b) your Turkish kimlik number (c) the last four digits of the series number of your ID, and (d) surname, the number of days you will be traveling, plus 7 days should be used. Put a single space between each item.

Airlines also have information on their websites in English about the HES code, including:

Public spaces and services​

The wearing of masks is mandatory at all times outside the home throughout Turkey. This includes, but is not limited to, all public places, including streets, side streets, parks, gardens, picnic areas, markets, sea side and public transportation including Metro, buses, taxis and ferries. Masks are also mandatory in all shops, restaurants, hairdressers and barber shops.

Smoking in open areas (streets, avenues and other open public areas) is banned.

Shopping centres, markets, restaurants and hairdressers will be open from 10am to 8pm throughout the week, with restaurants only providing takeaway services.

From 1 December, Turkish citizens and residents will need HES codes (see the ‘Travel in Turkey’ section) to enter shopping centres.

Those who do not abide by COVID-19 restrictions may be issued with a fine of 900 TL (approximately £100). Follow Turkish announcements and local media for up to date information.

Curfews​

Nationwide curfews are in place as follows:

  • On weekdays, the curfew lasts from 9pm until 5am the following morning; and
  • On weekends the curfew lasts from 9pm on Friday evening until 5am on Monday morning.
There remains an ongoing curfew for those who have a chronic medical condition. If you are a Residence Permit holder aged over 65 you are only allowed to go outside between 10am and 1pm unless you are going out to work. If you are a Residence Permit holder born after 1 January 2001 you are only allowed to go outside between 1pm and 4pm unless you are going out to work. Those aged over 65 and under 20 are not allowed to take public transport.

These restrictions do not apply to those visiting for tourism.

See Travel in Turkey if you fall into one of these categories and need to travel.
 

Kanga

Member
Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates for Turkey
Additional to the update above.

Travel to Turkey is subject to entry restrictions
  • The Turkish Government have implemented a series of COVID-19 travel restrictions that are affecting flight operations between the United Kingdom and Turkey.
  • Direct flights have been temporarily suspended from UK to Turkey.
  • Flights from Turkey to the UK continue. If you are in Turkey and wish to return to the United Kingdom, direct commercial flights are available from Istanbul with Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Tickets can be purchased direct from the airlines via their normal points of sale. If you held a ticket for a flight on one of these airlines that was cancelled, you should contact them directly to discuss your rebooking options.
  • If you are in the United Kingdom and wish to return to Turkey, direct commercial flights are no longer available. If you held a ticket for a flight that has been cancelled, please contact your airline or travel agent to discuss your rebooking/refund options.
  • Airlines are allowed to transport transit passengers from the UK who are travelling on one ticket via Turkey to another international destination. But as flights are operated on a commercial basis by airlines they may be subject to change or cancellation at short notice. You should contact airlines directly for the latest information about your flight.
  • Travel to Turkey from the UK via a third country is permitted. However, passengers who have been in the UK within the last 10 days will be quarantined for 14 days on arrival in Turkey at locations selected by the local Turkish authorities. In addition, before boarding, all passengers aged 6 years and above will be required to show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
  • There are different requirements in place for arrivals to Turkey from different countries. You should check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements set by the Turkish authorities with your airline before travelling.
  • All passengers arriving in Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. And all passengers travelling to Turkey aged 6 years and above will be required, before boarding, to submit a negative PCR test result completed within 72 hours prior to their time of flight departure to Turkey.
  • Passengers who are in transit to another country via Turkey are not required to submit negative PCR tests, unless they are flying from the UK, Denmark or South Africa (transit passengers from these three destinations are still required to show a negative PCR test taken within 72hrs of departure to Turkey)
 

Mint

New Member
Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates for Turkey
Additional to the update above.

Travel to Turkey is subject to entry restrictions
  • The Turkish Government have implemented a series of COVID-19 travel restrictions that are affecting flight operations between the United Kingdom and Turkey.
  • Direct flights have been temporarily suspended from UK to Turkey.
  • Flights from Turkey to the UK continue. If you are in Turkey and wish to return to the United Kingdom, direct commercial flights are available from Istanbul with Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Tickets can be purchased direct from the airlines via their normal points of sale. If you held a ticket for a flight on one of these airlines that was cancelled, you should contact them directly to discuss your rebooking options.
  • If you are in the United Kingdom and wish to return to Turkey, direct commercial flights are no longer available. If you held a ticket for a flight that has been cancelled, please contact your airline or travel agent to discuss your rebooking/refund options.
  • Airlines are allowed to transport transit passengers from the UK who are travelling on one ticket via Turkey to another international destination. But as flights are operated on a commercial basis by airlines they may be subject to change or cancellation at short notice. You should contact airlines directly for the latest information about your flight.
  • Travel to Turkey from the UK via a third country is permitted. However, passengers who have been in the UK within the last 10 days will be quarantined for 14 days on arrival in Turkey at locations selected by the local Turkish authorities. In addition, before boarding, all passengers aged 6 years and above will be required to show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
  • There are different requirements in place for arrivals to Turkey from different countries. You should check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements set by the Turkish authorities with your airline before travelling.
  • All passengers arriving in Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. And all passengers travelling to Turkey aged 6 years and above will be required, before boarding, to submit a negative PCR test result completed within 72 hours prior to their time of flight departure to Turkey.
  • Passengers who are in transit to another country via Turkey are not required to submit negative PCR tests, unless they are flying from the UK, Denmark or South Africa (transit passengers from these three destinations are still required to show a negative PCR test taken within 72hrs of departure to Turkey)
What is the cost of 14 days quarentine in turkey please.
 

Kanga

Member
Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates for Turkey
What is the cost of 14 days quarentine in turkey please.
Sorry I have no idea but you can get check out an 'average' B & B price on booking.com which would give you some idea.
 

Kanga

Member
Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates for Turkey
Posted today from F & CDO.
Update from GOV.UK for:

Turkey travel advice​


Turkey travel advice

Change made:
Updated information on quarantine requirements.
Time updated:
3:32pm, 26 January 2021

Direct flights from the United Kingdom to Turkey were temporarily suspended from 1 January at 10pm UTC.

If you are due to travel to/from the United Kingdom please contact your travel operator. Further updates will be published when they are available. Check our advice on things to consider, and be prepared to stay overseas longer than planned.

If you are returning to the UK from Turkey, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Travel to Turkey is subject to entry restrictions
  • The Turkish Government have implemented a series of COVID-19 travel restrictions that are affecting flight operations between the United Kingdom and Turkey
  • Direct flights have been temporarily suspended from UK to Turkey
  • Flights from Turkey to the UK continue. If you are in Turkey and wish to return to the United Kingdom, direct commercial flights are available from Istanbul with Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Tickets can be purchased direct from the airlines via their normal points of sale. If you held a ticket for a flight on one of these airlines that was cancelled, you should contact them directly to discuss your rebooking options
  • If you are in the United Kingdom and wish to return to Turkey, direct commercial flights are no longer available. If you held a ticket for a flight that has been cancelled, please contact your airline or travel agent to discuss your rebooking/refund options
  • Airlines are allowed to transport transit passengers from the UK who are travelling on one ticket via Turkey to another international destination. But as flights are operated on a commercial basis by airlines they may be subject to change or cancellation at short notice. You should contact airlines directly for the latest information about your flight
  • Travel to Turkey from the UK via a third country is permitted. However, passengers who have been in the UK within the last 10 days will be quarantined for 14 days on arrival in Turkey at locations selected by the local Turkish authorities. In addition, before boarding, all passengers aged 6 years and above will be required to show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure
  • Passengers arriving after 25 January 2021 have the option of taking a PCR test on day 10 of their quarantine – if negative, the quarantine can end at that point
  • There are different requirements in place for arrivals to Turkey from different countries. You should check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements set by the Turkish authorities with your airline before travelling
  • All passengers arriving in Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. And all passengers travelling to Turkey aged 6 years and above will be required, before boarding, to submit a negative PCR test result completed within 72 hours prior to their time of flight departure to Turkey
  • Passengers who are in transit to another country via Turkey are not required to submit negative PCR tests, unless they are flying from the UK, Denmark or South Africa (transit passengers from these three destinations are still required to show a negative PCR test taken within 72hrs of departure to Turkey)
See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.
Preparing for your return journey to the UK
If you are due to travel from Turkey to the UK, contact your airline directly.
If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:
Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Turkey, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

Entry requirements​

The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.
The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.
You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)​

Entry to Turkey​

Turkey has temporarily suspended passenger flights between UK and Turkey. However, limited flights from Turkey to the UK continue.
Turkey’s international land and sea borders are open. However, short-notice changes, especially temporary closures of land borders, are possible and you should check access locally.
Passengers wishing to transit through airports in Turkey on to a domestic Turkish flight will be required to take another PCR test upon arrival, before catching their onward flight.
You must wear a face mask at all times whilst in an airport, and for the duration of all flights, to and from Turkey.

Testing / screening on arrival​

All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks.
Passengers who have been in the UK within the last 10 days will be quarantined for 14 days on arrival in Turkey at locations selected by the local Turkish authorities. People who arrived after 25 January 2021 have the option of taking a PCR on day 10 of their quarantine – if negative, the quarantine can end at that point.
All passengers from all points of departure to Turkey must have proof of a negative PCR test undertaken within 72 hours prior to departure to Turkey. Without evidence of such a test, passengers will be denied boarding.
Passengers who are in direct transit through Turkey to other destinations do not require a negative PCR test, unless their journey originated in UK, Denmark or South Africa. Passengers transiting Turkey from the UK, Denmark or South Africa will be required on boarding to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72hrs of departure to Turkey.

Data collection​

You will need to complete a passenger locator form prior to arriving in Turkey. Details will be provided by your airline.
You will be asked to provide the residential address of where you will stay, within the borders of Turkey, and your contact information.
You may be asked by your airline to provide personal information regarding COVID-19 that may be shared with Ministry of Health and third countries when necessary. Anyone who knowingly provides false information may be prevented from travelling.

Regular entry requirements​

Visas​

British Citizens travelling to Turkey for tourist or business purposes are able to travel without a visa for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
If you plan to remain in Turkey for a period of more than 90 days, you should either apply for a longer stay visa before you travel, or get a residence permit from the local authorities in Turkey before your 90 day stay has elapsed. If you intend to work in Turkey, ensure you have the correct permits. More information is available from the Turkish Ministry of the Interior. If you don’t abide by the terms of your visa or permit, you may be fined, deported and banned from re-entering the country.
If you’re entering Turkey via a land border crossing, make sure your passport has a dated entry stamp before you leave the border crossing area.
If you hold a different type of British nationality (eg BN(O), British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person or British Subject), check visa requirements with the Turkish Consulate General before you travel. These types of passport are classed as ‘UK Special Passports’ in the Turkish e-Visa system. You’ll need to apply for a visa from the Turkish Consulate General before you travel.

Passport validity​

The Turkish government advise that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey and that there is a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps. You can find more detail about the requirements for entry into Turkey on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Travelling with children​

If you are leaving Turkey with a child who is a dual British-Turkish national, you may be asked to show the Turkish immigration authorities evidence that the Turkish parent has given permission for the child to travel.

UK Emergency Travel Documents​

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETD) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Turkey within the dates printed on the document. ETDs should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Turkey.
 

Kanga

Member
Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates for Turkey
This has arrived today, and applies only to ENGLAND at the time of posting. Other parts of the UK may issue separate information at a later date. You can right- click on each topic in 'Contents' to open a new tab/page for detailed information. Items 16 & 17 are main interest and confirm that travel is now largely forbidden.
I've checked 'Entry requirements' against yesterday's message and can't see any difference, but if you want to check, go to Entry requirements - Turkey travel advice and see for yourself.


Update from GOV.UK for:

Turkey travel advice​


Turkey travel advice

Change made:
Updated information on testing and quarantine requirements (‘Summary’ and ‘Entry requirements’ pages)
Time updated:
1:49pm, 27 January 2021


National lockdown: Stay at Home​

Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do.
Published 4 January 2021
Last updated 27 January 2021see all updates
From:Cabinet Office

Applies to:England

Contents​

  1. Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown
  2. Who this guidance is for
  3. Hands. Face. Space.
  4. Reducing the chance of catching or spreading the virus in your home
  5. When you can leave home
  6. Meeting other people
  7. Exercising
  8. Face coverings
  9. Support and childcare bubbles
  10. If you break the rules
  11. Protecting people more at risk from coronavirus
  12. Going to work
  13. Going to school or college
  14. Universities
  15. Childcare
  16. Travel
  17. International travel
  18. Staying away from home overnight
  19. Care home visits
  20. Funerals
  21. Weddings, civil partnerships and religious services
  22. Places of worship
  23. Sports and physical activity
  24. Moving home
  25. Financial support
  26. Businesses and venues
  27. Businesses and venues which can remain open
  28. Healthcare and public services
  29. Easy read, large print and translated versions
Print this page

Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown​

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
You should follow this guidance immediately. This is the law.
 

Kanga

Member
Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates for Turkey
Update from GOV.UK for:

Turkey travel advice​


Turkey travel advice

Change made:
New information on how to get a COVID-19 vaccine if you live in Turkey (‘Coronavirus’ page)
Time updated:
2:13pm, 4 February 2021


Coronavirus​

Coronavirus travel health​

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Turkey on the TravelHealthPro website.
See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entry and borders​

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Turkey.

Travel in Turkey​

HES codes for intercity travel and lodging​

Turkish citizens and residents must request a HES (Hayat Eve Sigar) Code for domestic and international flights, train and ferry travel. As of 30 September the HES code will also be required when checking into accommodation including hotels, motels, boarding houses, pensions, camps etc. Some provinces also require submission of a HES code upon entry to public buildings, shopping malls and banks. This does not apply to foreign tourists. This can be done through the e-Devlet system, the ‘Hayat Eve Sığar’ smartphone application and by SMS.
IF YOU HAVE A TURKISH RESIDENT ID: Send a text message to phone number 2023 that includes (a) the letters “HES”, (b) your Turkish kimlik number (c) your year of birth, and (d) the number of days you will be traveling, plus 7 days. Put a single space between each item.
IF YOU HAVE TURKISH CITIZENSHIP: Send a text message to phone number 2023 that includes (a) the letters “HES”, (b) your Turkish kimlik number (c) the last four digits of the series number of your ID, and (d) surname, the number of days you will be traveling, plus 7 days should be used. Put a single space between each item.
Airlines also have information on their websites in English about the HES code, including:

Public spaces and services​

The wearing of masks is mandatory at all times outside the home throughout Turkey. This includes, but is not limited to, all public places, including streets, side streets, parks, gardens, picnic areas, markets, sea side and public transportation including Metro, buses, taxis and ferries. Masks are also mandatory in all shops, restaurants, hairdressers and barber shops.
Smoking in open areas (streets, avenues and other open public areas) is banned.
Shopping centres, markets, restaurants and hairdressers will be open from 10am to 8pm throughout the week, with restaurants only providing takeaway services.
From 1 December, Turkish citizens and residents will need HES codes (see the ‘Travel in Turkey’ section) to enter shopping centres.
Those who do not abide by COVID-19 restrictions may be issued with a fine of 900 TL (approximately £100). Follow Turkish announcements and local media for up to date information.

Curfews​

Nationwide curfews are in place as follows:
  • On weekdays, the curfew lasts from 9pm until 5am the following morning; and
  • On weekends the curfew lasts from 9pm on Friday evening until 5am on Monday morning.
There remains an ongoing curfew for those who have a chronic medical condition. If you are a Residence Permit holder aged over 65 you are only allowed to go outside between 10am and 1pm unless you are going out to work. If you are a Residence Permit holder born after 1 January 2001 you are only allowed to go outside between 1pm and 4pm unless you are going out to work. Those aged over 65 and under 20 are not allowed to take public transport.
These restrictions do not apply to those visiting for tourism.
See Travel in Turkey if you fall into one of these categories and need to travel.

Healthcare in Turkey​

You should ensure that you are prepared for any unplanned or extended stays due to changes in COVID-related restrictions or your travel arrangements. If you take regular medication, make sure you have adequate supplies to cover you in case you are required to quarantine as a result of a positive COVID test.
British-issued prescriptions are not accepted in pharmacies in Turkey, although some medicines may be available over the counter.
If your medical supplies do run out whilst in Turkey it may be possible, in some cases, to liaise with Turkish hospitals and your GP to arrange for a Turkish prescription for the equivalent medicine.
For contact details for English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health
View Health for further details on healthcare in Turkey.
See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Turkey​

Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in their country of residence.
The Turkish authorities have started the rollout of their vaccination programme. If you have valid residency and are registered with the health service you are eligible for the vaccine.
You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.
If you have not yet registered with the Turkish health service you should do so through the Enabiz website.
The details of foreign nationals may not automatically be included in the system which sends automatic appointments out. Even if you are already registered on the Enabiz system, you may still need to request a vaccine through the Enabiz website.
Find out more information about the COVID-19 vaccines on the World Health Organisation COVID-19 vaccines page.

Finance​

For information on financial support you can access whilst abroad, visit our financial assistance guidance.

Returning to the UK​

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK.
You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government testing requirements. You should contact local authorities for information on testing facilities.

Visa overstays due to COVID-19​

If you’ve outstayed your visa due to COVID-19, but did not leave before 11 July 2020, you’ll be banned from Turkey for a period of time, determined by the length of overstay.

Help and support​

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.
 

Kanga

Member
Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates for Turkey

Update from GOV.UK for:

Turkey travel advice​


Turkey travel advice

Change made:
Update to COVID-19 vaccine information (‘Coronavirus’ page)
Time updated:

3:37pm, 5 February 2021


COVID-19 Travel​

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes. Check the rules that apply to you in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
If you intend to travel to England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland from abroad, including UK nationals returning home, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.
Before you return to the UK you must provide your journey and contact details. You must self-isolate when you enter the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, unless you have a valid exemption.

From 15 February, when entering the UK from a country with a travel ban to the UK, you must quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days.
If you are legally permitted to travel abroad, check our advice on your country of destination. Some other countries have closed borders, and may further restrict movement or bring in new rules including testing requirements with little warning.

---------------------------------------------------------​

Travel advice etc posted 4th February remains unchanged. (see previous post above)

 

Kanga

Member
Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates for Turkey
Update from GOV.UK for:

Turkey travel advice​


Turkey travel advice

Change made:
Update to quarantine measures on arrival (‘Summary’ and ‘Entry requirements’ pages)
Time updated:
11:30am, 12 February 2021

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes. Check the rules that apply to you in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you intend to travel to England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland from abroad, including UK nationals returning home, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.

Before you return to the UK you must provide your journey and contact details. You must self-isolate when you enter the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, unless you have a valid exemption. From 15 February, when entering the UK from a country with a travel ban to the UK, you must quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days. When entering Scotland, the hotel quarantine requirement applies on arrival from all countries except Ireland.

If you are legally permitted to travel abroad, check our advice on your country of destination. Some other countries have closed borders, and may further restrict movement or bring in new rules including testing requirements with little warning.

Entry requirements​

The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.
The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.
You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)​

Entry to Turkey​

Turkey has temporarily suspended passenger flights between UK and Turkey. However, limited flights from Turkey to the UK continue.
Turkey’s international land and sea borders are open. However, short-notice changes, especially temporary closures of land borders, are possible and you should check access locally.
Passengers wishing to transit through airports in Turkey on to a domestic Turkish flight will be required to take another PCR test upon arrival, before catching their onward flight.
You must wear a face mask at all times whilst in an airport, and for the duration of all flights, to and from Turkey.

Testing / screening on arrival​

All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks.
Passengers who have been in the UK within the last 10 days will be required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Turkey. This can be at a residential address. Passengers in quarantine can take a PCR test on day 10 of their quarantine – if negative, the quarantine can end at that point.
All passengers from all points of departure to Turkey must have proof of a negative PCR test undertaken within 72 hours prior to departure to Turkey. Without evidence of such a test, passengers will be denied boarding.
Passengers who are in direct transit through Turkey to other destinations do not require a negative PCR test, unless their journey originated in UK, Denmark or South Africa. Passengers transiting Turkey from the UK, Denmark or South Africa will be required on boarding to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72hrs of departure to Turkey.

Data collection​

You will need to complete a passenger locator form prior to arriving in Turkey. Details will be provided by your airline.
You will be asked to provide the residential address of where you will stay, within the borders of Turkey, and your contact information.
You may be asked by your airline to provide personal information regarding COVID-19 that may be shared with Ministry of Health and third countries when necessary. Anyone who knowingly provides false information may be prevented from travelling.



 

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