Open with restrictions

Turkey Travel Restrictions

64.36% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 63.91% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Turkey with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Turkey without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Turkey for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Turkey entry details and exceptions

All travelers, except transit passengers and children 6 years old and below are required to complete the Entry Form 72 hours prior to departure date to Turkey.

Tourists are advised to have a travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.


Outgoing travel to TurkeyTravelling from New Zealand to Turkey

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Turkey.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 12, aircraft crew, merchant seamen and truck drivers are exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Turkey.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from Brazil, South Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka are prohibited from entering the country. However, if travelers are arriving from other countries but stayed in the said countries in the last 14 days, they are required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival and they must quarantine for 14 days.

Passengers arriving from Afghanistan or those who stayed in Afghanistan in the last 14 days are required to submit a PCR test with negative result taken within maximum 72 hours before entry to Turkey. They are required to quarantine for a period of 10 days. After 7 days of quarantine, they can get a test. If the test is negative, they do not need to quarantine further.

Prior to departure to Turkey, passengers from the above mentioned countries are required to present a confirmed hotel reservation for their quarantine. Accommodation and transfer costs shall be covered by the passengers.

Turkish citizens from Afghanistan are exempted from hotel quarantine. They may quarantine in their home instead.

Documents
Form for Entry to Turkey

Mandatory to fill 72h before arrival.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Turkey

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Turkey must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Turkey will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Turkey

Masks:Required on public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Turkey without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Turkey with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Turkey without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Turkey with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Turkey is required on public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Turkey are open with restrictions. Bars in Turkey are open with restrictions.