Conditions of entry to Turkey, which will be valid from June 4, 2021.
The country’s Ministry of Health is lifting the requirement to complete a paper COVID-19 form on all flights to Turkey. Instead, all tourists must fill out an electronic questionnaire on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Health. The completed form can be checked at the borders of the Turkish Republic. If you do not fill out the form or provide false information, you may face legal and administrative penalties. In addition, you may not be allowed to enter Turkey if you are not a Turkish citizen or do not have a residence permit. Also, your profile will have a linked individual HES-code. Transit passengers need to fill out an electronic questionnaire.
Thus, under the new conditions of entry to Turkey, a tourist needs to have: an electronic health questionnaire with the received Hes-code, a negative PCR test. We also advise you to make travel insurance with COVID-19 treatment coverage.
The presence of a negative PCR test.
From June 4, the requirement for a negative PCR test for COVID-19 is returned, which must be done no later than 72 hours before arrival; or a rapid test for the determination of the SARS-CoV-2 antigen, made no later than 48 hours before arrival. Alternatively, travelers can provide a document confirming that they have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus at least 14 days prior to arrival, or a document certifying that the person has been ill within the last six months.
Insurance policy with COVID-19 treatment coverage.
Don’t forget to buy insurance that covers Covid 19. Also take care of first aid kit for a trip.
Electronic application form and HES-code.
We have already described in detail what a HES code is, how to get it and why you need it, but recall that without a code you will not be able to use public transport, visit a museum, and the like. Now, when filling out an electronic form, you not only fill out a remote form to visit Turkey, but also receive a HES-code.
How to fill out an electronic application form to enter Turkey.
The form must be completed within the last 72 hours before the trip on the website of the Ministry of Health of Turkey https://register.health.gov.tr/ Let us remind you that all data entered in the questionnaire must be true. The questionnaire must either be printed or saved in your gadget.
We go to the website of the Ministry of Health of Turkey at the link: https://register.health.gov.tr/
First, you will be asked to choose a language, but there is no difficulty in filling out a questionnaire in English. When choosing the Russian language, be careful, the translation is not entirely correct.
Here you can find out about the rights and obligations on the transfer of personal data “The text of the explanations has been prepared in accordance with Article 10 of the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6669 (Law KVK)” and brief information on the questionnaire. Next, you need to enter your data, and then the same for everyone family members who are flying with you.
We filled out this form using the example of our hotel in Istanbul, Fatih district, which is 300 meters from the Suleymaniye Mosque, with HB meals (breakfast, dinner) Golden Horn Park Hotel.
Also read: How to link HES code to Istanbulkart
If you have any more questions, we will be happy to answer. Do not forget to share these innovations with your friends who are going to Turkey. Thank you.
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