Turkey Simplifies Entry Rules for Vaccinated Tourists
OREANDA-NEWS. On June 1, new rules of entry into Turkey came into force for tourists vaccinated and ill with coronavirus, which also apply to Russians, ATOR reports.
Now, these categories of travelers do not need a certificate of a negative result of a PCR test done 72 hours before arrival in the country.
This information was first published on the social network by the head of the largest Turkish airline Bilal Ekshi, and then it was confirmed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Russian tour operators.
Under the new rules, passengers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and passengers who have been to these states in the past 14 days, in addition to providing a certificate with a negative test result for COVID-19, are required to undergo a two-week quarantine.
Those arriving from the UK, Iran, Egypt and Singapore need a certificate with a negative PCR test for coronavirus.
Unvaccinated tourists over six years old from other countries, including Russia, are required to have a document with negative test results for COVID-19, passed no earlier than 72 hours before arrival. But now, instead of a PCR test, you can also submit a certificate with the results of an express test for antigens to infection. It must be submitted no earlier than 48 hours before visiting Turkey.
Vaccinated travelers (including "Sputnik V" approved for use in Turkey) are exempted from the need to provide a certificate with the results of the PCR test. Instead, they will need to show a certificate of complete vaccination in two doses, made no later than 14 days before entry.
Tourists who have recovered from COVID-19, who submitted an official certificate from the health authorities of their state, indicating that they have suffered a coronavirus infection in the last six months before the date of entry into Turkey, are also exempted from the need to provide a certificate with a PCR test.
The obligation to fill out an electronic questionnaire on the website of the Ministry of Health 72 hours before arrival remains for all tourists, except for children under six years of age and transit travelers. The document must be presented in paper form or on a smartphone screen when checking in for a flight to Turkey.