Rules of Entry to Turkey in 2021

Rules of Entry to Turkey in 2021


Despite many restrictive measures related to COVID-19 and the periodic closure of flights between some countries, many tourists, as well as owners or potential buyers of real estate in Turkey, travel to the Republic of Turkey. At the same time, there are certain mandatory rules, without which you will not be able to cross the border.

The two most basic requirements when entering Turkey in 2021:

1. Citizens of any country entering Turkey are required to fill out an electronic questionnaire form on the official website of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey 72 hours before arrival: https://register.health.gov.tr/

The questionnaire is available in 9 languages, including Russian.

Based on the completed information, an individual health code HES will be automatically created for you, which is necessary for traveling around Turkey. It will be sent to you to the valid mobile number you specified.  In addition, thanks to the HES code, employees of the Ministry of Health will be able to contact you if you or the people you contact during your travel and stay have contact persons or patients with Covid-19. Therefore, it is very important to fill out the questionnaire with accurate and up-to-date information.

The completed questionnaire must be printed out or downloaded to a smartphone and presented to an authorized person at the airport (or at the border).

Filling out this form can be checked by you at the Turkish border. Also, if you filled out the questionnaire with false, misleading information, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. You may not be allowed to enter Turkey (if you are not a Turkish citizen or do not have a residence permit in Turkey).

2. To travel to Turkey in 2021, you need to have a negative PCR test done no later than 72 hours before arriving in the country. This is a requirement for all passengers over the age of six. The exception is transit and transfer passengers, as well as the presence of PCR tests and quarantine are not mandatory for aircraft crews.

It is worth noting that the Government of the Republic of Turkey is making every effort to combat coronavirus infection, and this is giving good results. Every day the situation in the country is noticeably improving, in many cities the incidence is reduced to a minimum. Including the Antalya region and our sunny Alanya have already entered the blue zone. This means that the risk of infection is minimal and you can safely plan a trip to enjoy the sun and warm waves of the Mediterranean Sea.