Foreign travel advice


Eligible travelers must fill out the eVisa application form. To meet the Turkish eVisa requirements and successfully complete the application, travelers need:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival (3 months for Pakistani passport holders).

  • Email address to receive notifications and the approved eVisa

  • Debit or credit card to pay the Turkey eVisa fees

All travellers

You will need to complete the online form (Form for Entry to Turkey), a maximum of 72 hours before travelling, to enter Turkey if aged 6 and over. This is not necessary for transit passengers.

All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Arrivals may be subject to random PCR testing on arrival.

You must wear a face mask at all times whilst in an airport, and for the duration of all flights, to and from Turkey.

Your information regarding COVID-19 may be shared with the Ministry of Health and third countries when necessary. Anyone who knowingly provides false information may be prevented from travelling

If you’re fully vaccinated

If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Turkey without needing to test or quarantine.

At least 14 days must have passed since your second dose of the vaccine and the vaccine must be approved by the Turkish Ministry of Health or World Health Organization.

Proof of vaccination status

You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Turkey.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need to show proof of a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours before entry), rapid antigen test (taken no more than 48 hours before entry), or proof of a recent recovery from COVID-19 within the last six months, when entering Turkey.

You should arrange to take a private test.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the last six months

If you’re not fully vaccinated but have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months, you can enter Turkey. You’ll need to show evidence of a positive PCR test (taken more than 14 days and less than six months ago). You will not need to take an additional COVID-19 test.

Children and young people

Children aged 11 and under can follow the rules for fully vaccinated travellers to enter Turkey.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

If you are visiting Turkey, your passport should be valid for at least six months from the date you arrive and there should be a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps. You can find more detail about the requirements for entry into Turkey on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If you are a resident in Turkey, your passport must be valid for six months from the date you arrive.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.


If you plan to remain in Turkey for a period of more than 30 days, you should either apply for a longer stay visa before you travel, If you intend to work in Turkey, ensure you have the correct permits. More information is available from the Turkish Ministry of the Interior. If you do not abide by the terms of your visa or permit, you may be fined, deported and banned from re-entering the country.

If you’re entering Turkey via a land border crossing, make sure your passport has a dated entry stamp before you leave the border crossing area.


Additional procedures are in place to safeguard the health of residents and tourists in Turkey. To be granted entry to the country, visitors from overseas are required to comply with the following special coronavirus rules.

Complete a “Traveler Entry Form” before arrival

All incoming passengers over the age of 6 must complete a “Traveler Entry Form” at least four days before their arrival in Turkey. Children under 6 are exempt.

The purpose of the form is to contact individuals who have been in contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19.

Visitors should provide contact information and the accommodation address in Turkey.

The “Form for Entry to Turkey” must be completed online and takes a few minutes. All passengers need to present it before boarding a flight to Turkey and again on arrival.

Please note that it is not possible to transit through Adana until further notice.