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Turkey Travel Restrictions

61,94% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 60,60% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Turkey.

Turkey entry details and exceptions

All travelers, except transit passengers and children 6 years old and below are required to complete the Entry Form 72 hours prior to departure date to Turkey.

Tourists are advised to have a travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.


Outgoing travel to TurkeyTravelling from South Africa to Turkey

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Turkey.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 12, aircraft crew, merchant seamen and truck drivers are exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Turkey.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from Brazil, South Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka are prohibited from entering the country. However, if travelers are arriving from other countries but stayed in the said countries in the last 14 days, they are required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival and they must quarantine for 14 days in a designated quarantine facility.

Documents
Form for Entry to Turkey

Mandatory to fill 72h before arrival.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Turkey

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Turkey must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Turkey are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Turkey

Masks:Required on public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Turkey. Please check the official guidelines from Turkey for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Turkey.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Turkey.

  • Mask usage in Turkey is required on public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Turkey are open with restrictions. Bars in Turkey are open with restrictions.

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