Turkey requiring COVID-19 testing for travelers
Turkey now requires all international travelers entering the country to provide a negative PCR test prior to travel.
. . .Turkey has just announced new coronavirus restrictions for travelers. For travel between December 28, 2020, and March 1, 2021 (though I imagine the end date could be extended):
- Travelers to Turkey will have to show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, or they won’t be able to board their flight; this applies to travel on all airlines
- Those simply transiting in Turkey (without entering the country), including on Turkish Airlines, are exempt from this requirement
- Those who have visited Denmark, South Africa, and/or the United Kingdom in the past 10 days will have to stay in isolation in Turkey for seven days upon arrival, in addition to the PCR test requirement
- There’s no option to get tested upon arrival if you intend to enter Turkey, even though Istanbul Airport has a good testing facility . . .