Travel requirements for Tourists to visit Turkey- 2021


With this ongoing pandemic, there are a handful of countries around the world that are accepting tourists into their country. Many of these countries have different sets of rules and regulations. We were glad to learn that Turkey is open to tourists and there’s no mandatory quarantine if you are travelling from low-risk countries. To know more about the travel requirements for Turkey for Covid19, keep on reading this post. 

Is Turkey Open for Tourists?

Yes, Turkey is open for tourists. Even though there are curfews for the residents of Turkey, the same does not apply to tourists. 

UPDATE: All the covid specific travel requirements for Turkey have been scraped. 

What are the travel requirements for Tourists to visit Turkey during Covid 19? 

[Not a requirement anymore]

You will need the following for your travel to Turkey.

e-Visa / Visa 

  Health Declaration Form ( 

  A negative RT-PCR test which has been conducted within 72 hours of the flight departure.

Hotel Bookings

How To Apply for Visa / e-Visa for Turkey?

If you hold an Indian passport and any one of the below applies to you, then you can apply for an eVisa for Turkey which takes less than 10 minutes. You can also apply visa for your travel partner in the same application as well.

Residence permit/visa of any Schengen countries

Residence permit/visa from USA, UK, and Ireland.

To apply for E-Visa to Turkey click here. If you do not meet the above criteria then you will need to apply for a physical visa. Though the immigration officers in Turkey do not require a hard copy of your E-Visa, some of the airlines ask for a hard copy. To be on the safe side, do carry a hard copy of your visa.

Health Declaration Form To Visit Turkey 

It is one of the mandatory travel requirements for Tourists planning to visit Turkey during Covid 19. You have to submit a health declaration form before boarding the flight. Once, the application is submitted, it will generate a HES code which will be emailed to you. Keep this HES code and the QR Code handy with you as this will be required in all the hotels, restaurants, and public transportations. To fill the health declaration form click here. To know more about the HES code click here.

Negative RT-PCR test / Vaccination Certificate

This is a no-brainer. You have to submit a negative RT-PCR test or proof of being fully vaccinated The test can be done up to 72 hours before the departure. Do not forget to carry a hard copy of the test reports.

Hotel Reservation

Click here to check out some of the properties in Turkey.


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