TORONTO — Turkey has updated its entry rules to allow vaccinated travellers arriving by air from select countries, including Canada, to enter without having to take a PCR test and undergoing quarantine.
The new rules, which went into effect on June 1, state that passengers from certain countries who submitted a document issued by their respective country’s official authorities showing that they had been vaccinated at least 14 days before their arrival in Turkey and/or that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months, are not requested to submit a PCR test and quarantine.
If this cannot be provided, submission of a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before arrival in Turkey, or a negative rapid antigen test taken up to 48 before arrival in Turkey, is deemed sufficient.
All passengers, however, will continue to be required to wear masks at airports and onboard flights. Also, all passengers who enter Turkey on international flights (excluding transfer passengers and those under the age of 6) must complete the Turkey Entry Form within 72 hours prior to their flight. A paper printout or mobile screenshot of the completed form will be checked prior to boarding. The form can be accessed on Turkish Airlines’ website.
Temperature measurements at Turkey’s airports have been removed from all destinations apart from flights to/from Canada, Singapore and Guangzhou, and for passengers using hot connection points (points used by transfer passengers with a connection time of 90 minutes or less) due to short connecting times.
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