What are the entry requirements for Turkey – Forbes Advisor UK

Turkey has reopened its borders in time for the summer, allowing British tourists to once again travel to the popular holiday destination. Since June 2022, you can travel from the UK to Turkey and back with relative ease.

COVID-19 measures

As of June 1, 2022, there are no longer any COVID-19 related restrictions to enter Turkey from the UK.

When you arrive in Turkey, you do not need to provide proof of vaccination or negative PCR test results. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

There is no further action to take if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past year.

You may still be asked to observe certain security measures at airports, on public transport or in other public spaces. Measures could include wearing a face covering or maintaining social distancing.

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Passports

Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of your arrival in Turkey and must have a complete blank page for entry and exit stamps.

If your passport is due to expire less than six months after the start of your holiday, it is worth applying for a renewal as soon as possible, as a new passport can take up to 10 weeks to arrive.

Visas

If you are a British citizen traveling to Turkey as a tourist or on business, you can stay in the country for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without obtaining a visa.

If you plan to stay in Turkey for more than 90 days, you can either apply for a longer stay visa before traveling or apply for a residence permit from the local Turkish authorities before the 90 days of your stay have elapsed.

Requirements for children

There are no additional entry requirements if you are traveling from the UK to Turkey with children.

If you are traveling from Turkey to the UK with a child who has dual British-Turkish nationality, you may be asked to show the Turkish authorities proof that the Turkish parent has authorized the child to travel.

Returning to the UK from Turkey

When you return to the UK, you do not need to self-quarantine or take COVID-19 tests.

Additional Travel Tips

In Turkey, it is illegal to go out without a photo ID. You must keep your passport with you at all times during your trip, but be very careful to keep it safe and do not leave it unattended.

Purchasing a travel insurance policy will ensure that you are covered in the event that your passport or other valuable item is lost or stolen. It will also cover medical expenses if you are injured or become ill during your trip.

Some policies include cancellation cover, which could be particularly useful if COVID-19 impacts your trip before departure.


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