Turkey Travel Restrictions (Covid-19) in April 2021 - Ramadan 2021 Regulations 1

Turkey Travel Restrictions (Covid-19) in April 2021 – Ramadan 2021 Regulations

Turkey Travel Restrictions

Since the opening of all the borders of the Republic of Turkey, travel restrictions has changed many times because of Covid-19 cases and it's exhausting to find the accurate information. So here we prepared the latest updated information about Turkey Travel Restrictions (Covid-9 Restrictions) as of April, 2021.



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Turkey Travel Restrictions

Istanbul Travel Restrictions


  • Travelers who plans to enter the Republic of Turkey has to submit a negative PCR test result of past 72 hours, otherwise will not be allowed to enter the country.


  • Visitors must fill out an entry form 72 hours before arriving to Turkey and declare where they will be staying during their visit.


  • Everybody is required to wear masks during the flight, cruise or bus trip to Istanbul. Wearing masks on the streets of Turkey is a mandatory for both citizens and foreigners. People who will be caught without a mask will be fined 900 Turkish Liras (around 95 Euros)


  • Travel restrictions for all the other borders (sea,land & air) of Turkey, especially the popular touristic destinations such as Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Cappadocia etc., will be exactly the same as the Istanbul travel restrictions above.


  • It's required to get HES code ( Hayat Eve Sığar - Life Fits Into Home) for all the Turkish citizens and foreign residents in Turkey who are planing a domestic trip in Turkey.

You can check the details on www.hayatevesigar.saglik.gov.tr


  • It's a mandatory to show HES code when entering to Shopping Malls, restaurants, cafes, museums and almost all closed areas in Turkey.
  • Everyone who want to use public transportation has to match the HES code with Istanbulkart, otherwise they won't be able to use public transportation.


You can check about How to Get Hes Code in Turkey and  How to Match HES code with Istanbulkart to find more details about it.



Turkey Covid Regulations Update : After the raise of the Coronavirus positive cases in Turkey, government announced new restrictions as of April 2021.

  • Weekend Lockdown in Turkey: It's not allowed to go out on Weekends until further notice. (From 21:00 Friday evening until 05:00 am Monday morning)
  • Covid-19 curfew will between 19:00 and 05:00 am on weekdays
  • Restaurants will not be open for service, during the holy month of Ramadan 2021 in Turkey. They can only provide delivery service during the whole month of Ramadan in Turkey.
  • Thousands of people were gathering together for traditional Iftar Dinners every year. This year there won't be any free Iftar or Sahur meetings in Turkey.


Also, Check our Public transportation during weekend lockdown in Istanbul.



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