The Turkish government has implemented changes to COVID-19 procedures, guidelines and travel restrictions.

Key Points:

  • As of April 22, all travelers who have visited India within the last 10 days will undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at government-selected locations.
    • Passengers who are 6 years of age or older will be required to submit a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure to Turkey. At the end of the 14-day quarantine, individuals will undergo a second PCR test and be released upon receiving a negative result.
  • As of April 15, flights to and from Russia have been significantly restricted until June 1.
  • As of April 29, during the month of Ramadan and subsequent holiday through May 17, a lockdown will remain in effect 24 hours per day.
    • Individuals are allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons, such as, purchasing groceries or similar essentials within walking distance from their homes.

Additional Information: Turkey continues to require all individuals seeking entry into the country to have a negative PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of departure to the country. A 14-day quarantine is still in effect for travelers from Brazil and South Africa, arriving into Turkey directly or through transit. On day 10 of the quarantine, individuals will be subject to a second PCR test and will be released if the test results are negative.

Analysis & Comments: The updated restrictions may complicate travel for individuals from the aforementioned countries and those currently residing in Turkey.The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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