Travel Restrictions on International Flights
Travel to Turkey;
Within the scope of the measures taken against the Covid-19 pandemic, the following decisions are effective on July 1, 2021 regarding entry to Turkey, per the Turkish authorities:
- Arrival of passengers coming to Turkey from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka are suspended until further notice. Passengers traveling from these countries may transit to other countries without entering Turkey.
- Passengers who are arriving to Turkey and who have been in Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days, must submit a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and must be quarantined for 14 days in locations to be determined by the Governorships. If the PCR test result to be made at the end of the 14th day of the quarantine is negative, the quarantine measure will be terminated. Passengers whose PCR test result is positive will be taken into isolation as soon as the positive test result is received and the measure will be terminated with a negative PCR test result which will be made at the end of the 14th day.
- Passengers arriving from Afghanistan and Pakistan and passengers who have been to these countries in the last 14 days are required to stay under quarantine for 10 days. If the PCR test result to be made at the end of the 7th day of the quarantine is negative, the quarantine measure will be terminated. If the test results are positive, they will be treated in accordance with the Covid-19 guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
- The quarantine for passengers who are arriving to Turkey and who have been in Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days, or arriving to Turkey from Afghanistan or Pakistan or who have been to these countries in the last 14 days will be at dormitories determined by the Governorships or at accommodation facilities serving as quarantine facilities. The terms and conditions regarding the quarantine hotels, accommodation fees, transportation of the passengers from the borders, etc. will be set and announced by the Governorships.
- Passengers arriving to Turkey from the United Kingdom, Iran, Egypt and Singapore must present a negative PCR test result taken in the last 72 hours prior to arrival to Turkey.
- Passengers from countries other than the ones mentioned in articles 1, 2 and 4 and who submitted a document issued by the relevant country's official authorities showing that they had been vaccinated at least 14 days before their arrival in Turkey and/or that they had recovered from the disease in the last six months starting on the 28th day of the first positive PCR test are not requested to submit a PCR/rapid antigen test and they will not go under a quarantine. In case a certificate of vaccination or documents indicating that they have had/recovered from the virus is not presented, the result of a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test (performed within the last 48 hours) in the last 72 hours prior to arrival to Turkey from these countries must be submitted.
- Passengers are subject to PCR testing on the basis of sampling at arrival. These passengers will be allowed to proceed to their final destination after the test samples are taken. If the test results are positive, they will be treated in accordance with the Covid-19 guidelines of the Ministry of Health. Passengers and the persons with close contact with passengers with positive test results will be quarantined for 14 days at the addresses they have determined, and quarantine conditions will be terminated if the PCR test results to be performed at the end of the 10th day are negative. The quarantine conditions of those who are found to be carrying the Delta variant will be terminated with a negative PCR test result at the end of the 14th day.
- Turkish citizens entering Turkey must submit a document showing that they had been vaccinated at least 14 days before their arrival in Turkey and/or that they had recovered from the disease in the last six months starting on the 28th day of the first positive PCR test and those who can submit the result of a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test (performed within the last 48 hours) in the last 72 hours prior to arrival to Turkey are allowed to enter.
- As of March 15, 2021, passengers who enter Turkey on international flights (excluding transfer passengers and passengers under the age of 6) must complete the Turkey Entry Form, which they can access on this page, within 72 hours prior to their flight. A paper printout or mobile screenshot of the completed form will be checked at the stations before the flight.
- All passengers are required to wear masks at airports and during the flights.
- Passengers must complete a Passenger Information Form on flights to Turkey.
- Temperature measurements at Turkey’s airports have been removed for all destinations apart from flights to and from Canada, Singapore and Guangzhou, and for passengers using hot connection points (points used by transfer passengers with a connection time of 90 minutes or less) due to short connecting times.
- A PCR test result, vaccination card or a proof of recovery showing a Covid-19 positive PCR test that was taken a maximum of six months ago are not requested from passengers below 6 years of age.
It is obligatory to obtain an HES code for flights taken within Turkey. There is no HES Code requirement for non-Turkish citizens. For details, please check the Hayat Eve Sığar page.
Last Update 05.07.2021
The Council of Ministers of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus issued directives regarding passenger entry. Please review the notes below for a safe and healthy travel.
- To the attention of Turkish Citizens; In accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, as of 30 June 2021, passengers travelling to Cyprus must travel with the new identity card type with photo regardless of age. Old type of ID cards will not be accepted.
- Non-island entry criteria to our country will be as stated below. The country colors specified in the criteria will be updated every week. The current table regarding the country color codes will be applied on the first Monday after it is published by the Committee for Contagious Diseases.
Conditions of entry to our country from dark red countries
- Persons who have traveled to dark red countries in the last 14 days are prohibited from entering the country.
- Citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus who have traveled to dark red countries in the last 14 days will be able to enter the country with a negative PCR test result taken within the last 72 hours upon entering the island and 14 days of quarantine.
Dark Red Countries
Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central Africa, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Malevi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Entry requirements from grey countries to our country
- Passengers from grey countries are allowed to enter the country with a negative PCR test result taken within the last 72 hours prior to travel and are subject to a 14-day quarantine regardless of they are vaccinated or not.
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cambodia, Chad, People's Republic of China, Curacao, Ecuador, Eswantini, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Guadalupe, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jersey, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, Minemar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saint Barthelemy, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, South Sudan, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen.
Conditions of entry to our country from red countries:
- Regardless of whether vaccinated in the red countries or not, passengers will be able to enter the country with a negative PCR test result taken within the last 72 hours before the trip and a 10-day quarantine condition.
Andorra, Bahrain, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Reunion, St. Maarten, Slovenia and Tunisia.
Entry requirements from orange countries to our country
- Those who have been vaccinated or have had the disease and arriving from orange countries will be able to enter without quarantine with a negative PCR test result obtained within the last 72 hours before travel.
- Unvaccinated persons coming from orange countries will be able to enter the country depending on the negative PCR test result obtained within the last 72 hours before the trip and are subject to 7-day quarantine.
Turkey, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hungary, Men Islands, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, North Macedonia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Southern Cyprus, South Korea, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Entry requirements from yellow countries to our country
- Those who have been vaccinated or have had the disease and arriving from yellow countries will be able to enter with a negative PCR test result obtained within the last 72 hours before travel.
- Unvaccinated persons coming from yellow countries will be able to enter the country depending on the negative PCR test result obtained within the last 72 hours before the trip and are subject to 7-day quarantine.
Republic of Ireland, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy, Faroe Islands, Austria, Czechia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Mauritius, Iceland, Gibraltar, Brunei and Malta.
Entry requirements from green countries to our country
- People who are vaccinated or who have had the disease and arriving from green countries will be able to enter the country without any restrictions.
- Unvaccinated people coming from green countries will be able to enter the country without quarantine with a negative PCR test result taken within the last 72 hours before the trip.
Australia, Greenland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, and Singapore
Countries with Delta variant
The “Delta” variant has been evaluated by the World Health Organization as a “Variant of Concern: VOC”. These variants are:
- Variants with increased transmissibility or which may adversely affect the epidemiology of COVID-19
- Variants that may have increased morbidity or may cause changes in the clinical records.
- They are defined as variants that reduce the effectiveness of public health measures or may reduce the effectiveness of existing diagnostic tests, vaccines or drugs.
Countries with the Delta variantyant
Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
General rules applicable to all categories
- PCR/Lamp/Antigen tests can be applied at all arrivals
- Regardless of whether vaccinated or not, passengers arriving from countries with the Delta variant will be able to enter the country after they take a PCR/LAMP/Antigen test.
- The vaccinated person means the person who has completed the vaccination program and is within 14 days to 6 months after the last dose.
Vaccine types and doses
- Sinovac Biotech: 2 doses
- Sinopharm: 2 doses
- Comirnaty (Pfizer/Biontech): 2 doses
- Vaxzevria (Astrazeneca/Oxford): 2 doses
- COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen/Jonhson and Johnson: 1 dose
- Sputnik V: 2 doses
- Moderna: 2 doses
- People who have had the disease must submit a positive PCR test result between 30 - 180 days before travel.
- Children under the age of 18 will be able to enter the country with their vaccinated parents in accordance with the PCR test rules (children over 6 years old) specified according to the country category they came from.
- Passengers will be evaluated according to the country in the highest risk group among the countries they have set foot/ been in in the last 14 days.
- Those who do not vaccinate within the scope of quarantine applied when entering our country a) In the event that officers, non-commissioned officers, specialist non-commissioned officers and military officers who will return to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus present their assignment documents b) In case the newly appointed personnel of the “KTBKK” submit their departure and stay documents, c) In the event that the obligated non-commissioned officers and privates present their border departure and stay documents, Provided that all responsibility is with the relevant military, it has been approved by the Ministry of Health of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus that they submit negative PCR test results upon entry to the country and spend 10-14 days quarantine periods together, depending on the country they come from.
2 - Passengers arriving from color-coded countries broad are required to have taken a PCR test with a negative result within 3 days prior to their flight, are required to submit the negative PCR test result to the officer of the Ministry of Health.
A) Negative PCR test result documents of passengers arriving to TRNC from Turkey should have a QR code.
B) If the document does not have a QR code, entry to TRNC is not allowed and passengers are sent back.
C) To prevent any problems, airline companies are required to check the documents via the QR code verification tools.
**As of April 29, 2021, passengers with PCR tests that state "Cannot be used as a document to exit the country" are not allowed entry to TRNC.
**In order to submit to the officals, passengers are required to carry the printed document with them at all times.
3- Home quarantine application and rules to be followed
- Provided that people show their address of residence in our country and download the Stay Safe application before coming to the country, they will be able to spend 7=10-14 days quarantine periods at the specified residence addresses with their wristbands, depending on the country they come from. They will go to their residency address by their own vehicle (alone) or by means of public transportation vehicles such as public transport, taxi, minibus. etc assigned by the Ministry of Finance.
- People over the age of 65 and people who went abroad with the board decision for health reasons will be able to download the Stay Safe application after they arrive in the country. Children under the age of 12 will not wear wristbands.
- It is recommended that people who do not comply with the home quarantine rules be sent to the central quarantine, pay the quarantine fees themselves, and penal action is initiated against them in accordance with the relevant legislation.
- In addition to the wristband application, the quarantine, test fee amounts and bank account numbers to be paid by those coming from abroad and staying in quarantine hotels are regulated in Article 11 of the NOTAM.
- It has been deemed appropriate that those who do not present the document showing that the home quarantine and hotel quarantine fees have been paid through the wristband application will not be allowed to board the aircraft. In such cases, all responsibility belongs to the relevant airline company.
- It was decided by the Council of Ministers to remove the exemptions regarding the fees for those who will enter quarantine as a result of the COVID-19 measures, due to the introduction of electronic wristbands, and to exempt only the patients and the accompanying persons, who were transferred by the decision of the health board, from the quarantine and PCR test fees.
- Fees for all transfers from Ercan Airport to home or hotels will be paid by the relevant passengers.
- For detailed information about the process, please visit www.kktckarantina.com.
4 - Travel agencies are required to check the HES code of the person before selling a ticket. If the HES code shows the person as 1st contact and/or COVID-19 positive, no flight ticket should be sold. If the 2nd PCR test result of the passenger performed at the entry is positive and the HES code shows the person as 1st contact and/or COVID-19 positive, companies performing the sales will be subject to criminal proceedings initiated within the scope of the relevant articles of the Criminal Code and the Communicable Diseases Law.
5- Children between 0-5 years of age (including 5) are not required to submit PCR test results.
6- PCR tests should be in Turkish, English and French
7 - The date of sample collection for the PCR should be taken into consideration when calculating the 3-day period before the scheduled departure date. There is no need to specifically calculate the hours.
8 - The PCR test results older than 4 days or more before the date of travel are not considered valid for entry into the country. Passengers submitting these tests are not allowed to enter. The start date of travel for travels with connecting flights is the date of the first scheduled flight.
9 - NHS test results of passengers arriving from UK will be admitted at the entry. If the passenger was unable to print the test result, the text message sent by NHS will be accepted. All COVID-19 tests conducted by the universities in UK where the students who are TRNC citizens are studying in are valid. This application is valid only for UK.
10 - PCR test results obtained in the last 3 days from TRNC are valid for TRNC citizens who came to Turkey for a short visit on their return to TRNC. These passengers are subject to 10-day quarantine.
11 - Central quarantine fees should be transferred to the bank accounts or IBANs written below
Account holder: TRNC Ministry of Finance
Address of the Account Holder: TRNC Ministry of Finance, Nicosia, TRNC
Bank Address: Şht. Mustafa Ahmet Ruso Sokak no: 11 Küçük Kaymaklı, Nicosia, TRNC
Name of the Bank: T.R. Ziraat Bank
Account No: 40298710-5001
Account No: 40300032-5001
Account No: 40298710-5002
Account No: 40298710-5004
Accepted currencies: TRY, USD, EUR and STG
- 10-day quarantine fee: 4000 TRY for one person
- 1800 TRY per person (over 5 years of age) for the others if several people stay in the same room.
- 14-day quarantine fee: 5400 TRY one person
- 2500 TRY per person (over 5 years of age) for the others if several people stay in the same room.
**As of April 29, 2021, passengers with PCR tests that state "CANNOT BE USED AS A DOCUMENT TO EXIT THE COUNTRY" are not allowed entry to TRNC.
Non-compliance with the specified conditions are subject to criminal proceedings initiated within the scope of the relevant articles of the Criminal Code and the Communicable Diseases Law.
You can visit the Ministry of Health News page to get updated information about Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus travel restrictions.
* Please note that as of June 30, 2021 the old Turkish ID cards will not be used as a travel document to enter the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. As of this date, only the new ID cards are valid to enter and depart TRNC.
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