Turkey

Entry regulations

Turkey

Find all entry regulations for flights to Turkey in the following table*.

Prior to Travel

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

Travel to Turkey's border region with Syria and Iraq is strongly advised against.

Since June 2022, the so-called '3G rule' has been suspended for entry into Germany, i.e. entrants no longer have to prove that they have either been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. The regulation has been extended until 31 January 2023. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Prior to Entry

German citizens can enter Turkey, air traffic with Germany and other countries has been resumed. Turkey's land and sea borders have also been partially reopened, but there is a prohibition on entry from Iran (only open for Turkish nationals) and restrictions on ferry travel to Greece (only open for Greek nationals) as well as on entry and exit to Georgia (only possible for Georgian or Turkish nationals).

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

Transit is permitted.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Children and minors are not generally exempt in case testing requirements apply.

There is no longer a quarantine obligation for travellers.

There are no known restrictions

No notes available.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons.

There are no known restrictions

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for incompletely vaccinated persons.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for those who have recovered.

On Site

There is no ease of restrictions.

COVID-19 related documentary proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result is not currently required.

Current value: 5. Previous week: 4

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

There are currently no COVID-19-related travel restrictions in the country.

Depending on the pandemic situation, restrictive measures may be imposed locally.

There are no known restrictions

For the most part, the mask requirement has been lifted; masks are only to be worn in health care/ and nursing facilities.

Shops are open.

Restaurants and Cafés are open.

Hotels are open.

All restrictions have been lifted.

Sports, cultural and entertainment venues are open without COVID-19 restrictions.

Intercity trains have resumed operations, and public transport is available again in cities.

At the airports there are hygiene regulations and restrictions on hand luggage. There are various international flight connections to European destinations. In airports heavily frequented by foreign tourists (such as Istanbul, Antalya, Muğla or Izmir) it is possible to take out voluntary health insurance for the duration of your stay. Istanbul Airport has set up a PCR testing centre that is open around the clock.

Masks are no longer mandatory on board Turkish aircraft.

Anyone who becomes infected with COVID-19 or tests positive in Turkey must self-isolate for 7 days.

The Turkish authorities provide an overview of Covid testing centres.

To enable international tourists to have a safe vacation in Turkey, a "Healthy Tourism Certification Program" has been introduced to guarantee protection against infection with COVID-19. More information can be found here.

Departure

There are no known restrictions

Entry/return to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

There are no known restrictions

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.


*All information is without guarantee and is based exclusively on information provided by external sources, e.g. the German Foreign Office. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of this information. Please inform yourself about the applicable entry requirements before your flight.