Turkey – COVID 19 Travel Updates

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Turkey has long been a favorite holiday destination for many in the West, and with good reason. After all, it boasts a perfect concoction of the East and the West, giving you a truly unique experience that you are not going to find anywhere else in quite the same way. It is a beautiful, culturally rich part of the world, with some of the world’s most interesting history to boot.

But with everything so up in the air right now, how can you be sure that it is a good time to travel to Turkey – or that it is even possible to do so? You need to stay clued up on the travel restrictions and allowances after covid-19 before making any bookings.

Let’s take a look at all you need to know about traveling to Turkey after covid-19.

Borders: Open

As it currently stands, Turkey’s international borders are open to travelers from many parts of the world. That includes citizens of the US. It is wise to acknowledge, however, that cases of covid-19 are surging at the moment in Turkey, so that is something that you need to be aware of if you are going to plan on going there any time soon.


You may have already heard that Turkey is in a lockdown. Indeed, they entered a national lockdown from May, and that is still in place at present. However, it’s worth noting that this lockdown only applies to the movement of citizens, with tourists still being able to move around and enter or leave as they please.

However, one effect of the nationwide lockdown is that the opening hours for stores are affected, so you will need to think and plan ahead, and check on the local stores in the area where you are due to be staying. Plus, restaurants are now delivery-only – so there is no eating out.


The government also announced a curfew, which runs from 9-5 weekdays and from 9pm onwards on the weekends. This is due to end on the 1st of June, however, so if you are booking for beyond that date, you should be unaffected by this particular rule.

Test First

As with many other countries, you do need to make sure that you have had a test with a negative result before you can enter the country. Everyone over the age of 6 needs to have a negative test result from a PCT test within 72 hours of traveling to Turkey. If not, you will not be allowed to enter.

You will also need to undergo screening on arrival to Turkey, so that is something that you should prepare yourself for mentally before you travel too.

Turkey remains a beautiful country, so if you are deciding to travel to Turkey this year, then you can do so as long as you bear those things in mind. Biirdee can help you arrange business class and first class air travel to Turkey. Get your quote and save now: http://biirdee.com/quote.