Turkey has imposed 2-week (14 days) of institutional quarantine mandatory for people arriving in the country from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, Nepal and South Africa. The decision was announced on Tuesday to put a cap on the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.
The travel advisory shared by the Turkish Airlines also mentioned that people who have been in these countries in the last 14 days will have to submit a negative RT PCR test result not older than 72 hours.
Moreover, passengers coming from the UK, Iran, Egypt and Singapore will have to submit a negative RT PCR test result conducted a maximum of 72 hours before entry. Passengers coming from any other countries apart from these can easily enter Turkey. They do not need to submit any COVID test result and are not subject to mandatory quarantine, if they have been vaccinated at least 14 days before and/or have had the tested positive within the last six months and have recovered.
The official circular mentions, “If passengers departing from these countries cannot submit a vaccine certificate or the documents proving that they have had the disease according to the stated rules, submission of a PCR negative test result made maximum 72 hours before the entrance to Turkey, or negative rapid antigen test result made maximum 48 hours before the entrance to Turkey will be deemed sufficient”.
As of now, Turkey has reported 7112 new cases of Coronavirus taking the country’s overall number to 5,256,516 (since the start of the pandemic).