Passengers should have a government-issued COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival OR a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival. Passengers must have received at least two doses of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization or by Türkiye (one dose for Johnson & Johnson).
Fully vaccinated individuals traveling to Turkey do not have to self-quarantine on arrival. However, there are still some rules in place for unvaccinated travellers and/or those who appear to have symptoms upon arrival.
Yes. PCR testing is available at Istanbul Airport. There is no need for an appointment to visit the airport’s testing center, as it is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The testing center is in front of Entrance 14 in Arrivals Hall. The test fee is 250 TL or about $35 for all ages. You must arrive at the airport at least 6 hours prior to your flight with a valid ticket and a valid passport, test results take up to 5 hours. Further information can be found at https://www.istairport.com/en/announcements/istanbul-airport-test-center-is-at-your-service-24-7.
Non-vaccinated passengers who, before entering Türkiye, present a negative PCR test result received within the last 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test taken within the last 48 hours may still enter Turkey. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for up to 14 days.