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Antalya, Turkey (AYT)

Dec. 27, 2021 — Dec. 31, 2022, Private Travel
Departure from Germany
Travel warning
according to the Federal Foreign Office
Possibility to enter the country of destination
Travel with special arrangements
from Germany

Important changes that need your attention

Please note the changes in the following areas:

Entry requirements Required entry forms and documents Complete immunization Incomplete vaccination Unvaccinated and not recovered Local restrictions Activities Transport and hotels Reentry to Germany Incomplete vaccination Unvaccinated and not recovered

Entry

Entry requirements

Regulations of the German Federal Foreign Office Updated

Special caution is advised when travelling.

Any travel to Turkey's border region with Syria and Iraq, especially to Diyarbakır, Cizre, Silopi, Idil, Yüksekova and Nusaybin, and generally to the provinces of Batman, Siirt, Mardin, Şırnak and Hakkâri is strongly advised against.

The 3G rule (mandatory proof of vaccination, recovery or negative testing) applies to all flights to, from and via Germany. This means that travellers aged 12 and over departing from Germany must present proof of vaccination, recovery or negative testing before starting their journey, regardless of the destination country's entry requirements.

Entry requirements Updated

German citizens can enter Turkey, air traffic with Germany and other countries has been resumed. Turkey's land and sea borders have also been partially reopened, but there is a prohibition on entry from Iran (only open for Turkish nationals) and restrictions on ferry travel to Greece (only open for Greek nationals) as well as on entry and exit to Georgia (only possible for Georgian or Turkish nationals).

Health tests are carried out on entry into Turkey, and a corona test is carried out if the temperature is elevated or other symptoms occur.

No proof of vaccination, testing or convalescence is required for entry by land or sea.

Additional information on entry

Problems have arisen in the past when entering the country with a temporary ID card, therefore the German Foreign Office does not recommend it.

Despite the visa waiver, travelers may be affected by entry bans.

Strict security checks can be carried out upon entry. In the past, mobile devices were also taken away or their unlocking was demanded.

People with personal and private relations in Turkey have been refused entry in the past without being informed of the reasons.

Monkeypox restrictions

No reliable information is currently available.

Required entry forms and documents

Please note that the information on required identification documents and visas corresponds to the requirements for German citizens. Citizens of other nationalities should obtain information from their respective foreign missions.

Entry documents

The following travel documents are required for entry:

  • Passport (Notice: The passport may have expired a maximum of 12 months at the time of entry.)
  • Temporary passport (Notice: The temporary passport may have expired a maximum of 12 months at the time of entry.)
  • ID (Notice: The identity card may have expired a maximum of 12 months at the time of entry.)
  • Temporary ID (Notice: The temporary identity card must have a remaining validity of 1 months at the start of the journey.)
  • Children passport (Notice: The child passport must have a remaining validity of 1 months at the start of the journey.)

Remarks on Travel Documents

Identity documents may not be dirty or damaged and must have sufficient blank pages. Please also note that if identity documents are reported stolen or lost, problems might arise when crossing the border or entry may be refused altogether. The specific requirements for identity documents may vary depending on the airline, so it is advisable to check with the operating carrier before travelling.

A travel document issued by the Federal Police for emergencies as a substitute for a passport is not sufficient for entry into Turkey.

Entry with travel documents expired for a maximum of twelve months (except temporary identity card) is possible at the following border crossings:

- at the Greek-Turkish border crossing

- at the border crossings in Istanbul, Izmir, Çanakkale, Muğla, Antalya, Mersin, Iskenderun and Aydın

- at both IST (new airport) and SAW (Sabiha Gökcen) airports in Istanbul and at ESB airport in Ankara.

Entry forms: No Updated

There are no known restrictions.

Visa required for stay: No

No visa is required for stays of 90 days  or less.

EU Digital COVID Certificate accepted: Yes

There are no known restrictions.

Transit Updated

No visa is required for transit

Transit flights to third countries without entry into Turkey are possible without restrictions.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Compulsory health insurance: No

There are no known restrictions.

Complete immunization

Definition complete immunization according to destination country Updated

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed the primary vaccination series, i.e. having received two doses of an authorized two-dose-vaccine or one dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine.

Vaccination status needs to be proved with a valid document.

No proof of vaccination, testing or convalescence is required for entry by land or sea.

Only the relevant embassies, consulates and national authorities can provide binding information on which vaccines are accepted for entering a country.

Information is made available through the following website.

The vaccination must have been completed 14 days before entry. Proof of completely immunized remains valid for 270 days after the last dose.

Acceptance of mix-and-match vaccines: Yes

There are no known restrictions.

Quarantine upon entry: No

There is no entry quarantine for completely immunized people.

COVID-19 test upon entry required: No

There is no test requirement for completely immunized people.

Incomplete vaccination

Notes on incompletely vaccinated people

No notes available.

Entry possible: Yes

Incompletely vaccinated people can enter the country.

Quarantine upon entry: No

There is no entry quarantine for incompletely vaccinated people.

COVID-19 test upon entry required: Yes Updated

Test to be presented upon entry: PCR-test or Rapid test. PCR-/LAMP-/TMA-Tests to be conducted within hours prior to entry: 72 hours. Rapid-Tests to be conducted within hours prior to entry: 48 hours.
Minors up to and including the age of 11 years are exempt from mandatory testing.

All persons without a full vaccination status must present a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or a rapid antigen test (not older than 48 hours).

No proof of vaccination, testing or convalescence is required for entry by land or sea.

This does not apply to transit travellers and to persons in the transport sector (aircrew, truck drivers and seamen). For air travel, the test must already be presented at check-in. PCR tests may be ordered in individual cases for entries from third countries. If provided by the test centre or pharmacy, the COVID test certificate should contain the passport/ID number of the passenger(s), as this is required by some airlines for transportation. Please note that some countries generally only accept a laboratory-based »RT-PCR« test for entry. Other PCR tests such as Express PCR test, PoC PCR test or PCR rapid test may lead to refusal of entry.

Recovered

Entry possible: Yes

Recovered people can enter the country.

Quarantine upon entry: No

There is no entry quarantine for recovered people.

COVID-19 test upon entry required: No

There is no test requirement for recovered people.

Notes on recovered people

The proof of recovery from COVID-19 needs to be at least 28 days old. The proof of recovery from COVID-19 remains valid for 180 days.

Presentation of a positive PCR test is required to demonstrate recovery.

Unvaccinated and not recovered

Entry possible: Yes

Unvaccinated / not recovered can enter the country.

Quarantine upon entry: No Updated

The quarantine obligation for travellers from Germany does not apply.

COVID-19 test upon entry required: Yes Updated

Test to be presented upon entry: PCR-test or Rapid test. PCR-/LAMP-/TMA-Tests to be conducted within hours prior to entry: 72 hours. Rapid-Tests to be conducted within hours prior to entry: 48 hours.
Minors up to and including the age of 11 years are exempt from mandatory testing.

All persons without a full vaccination status must present a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or a rapid antigen test (not older than 48 hours).

No proof of vaccination, testing or convalescence is required for entry by land or sea.

This does not apply to transit travellers and to persons in the transport sector (aircrew, truck drivers and seamen). For air travel, the test must already be presented at check-in. PCR tests may be ordered in individual cases for entries from third countries. If provided by the test centre or pharmacy, the COVID test certificate should contain the passport/ID number of the passenger(s), as this is required by some airlines for transportation. Please note that some countries generally only accept a laboratory-based »RT-PCR« test for entry. Other PCR tests such as Express PCR test, PoC PCR test or PCR rapid test may lead to refusal of entry.

Children/Minors

Quarantine upon entry for minors: No

There are no known restrictions.

Notes on mandatory testing

Minors up to and including the age of 11 years are exempt from mandatory testing.

Notes on proof of vaccination

Minors up to and including the age of 11 years are exempt from the obligation to provide proof of vaccination.

Children accompanied by a parent or guardian

There are no special provisions. However, it is recommended that minors travelling alone or with only one parent/legal guardian complete and carry thisform provided by the ADAC.

Children unaccompanied by legal guardians

There are no special provisions. However, it is recommended that minors travelling alone or with only one parent/legal guardian complete and carry thisform provided by the ADAC.

Further notes

No reliable information is currently available.

Information on visa application

Please note that the information on required identification documents and visas corresponds to the requirements for German citizens. Citizens of other nationalities should obtain information from their respective foreign missions.

Application at foreign representation possible: No

Please note possible restrictions.

Issue E-Visa possible: No

Please note possible restrictions.

Issue visa on arrival possible: No

Please note possible restrictions.

Notes for dual citizens

Notes for dual citizenship

Turkish citizens should use Turkish travel documents for entry. Entry is also possible with German documents for dual nationals. Care should be taken to use the same document for entry and exit.

Minors with dual citizenship

Minors of dual nationality require a German travel document, which must be applied for at German authorities before re-entry into Germany

Local restrictions (COVID-19)

Local restrictions

Eased restrictions for tested, recovered and vaccinated Updated

There is no ease of restrictions.

COVID-19 related documentary proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result is not currently required.

7-day incidence below 50: Yes

Current value: 9. Previous week: 11

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

Distinct regulations for minors (local restrictions)

COVID-19 related documentary proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result is not currently required.

Movement restrictions

There are no exit restrictions. Depending on the situation, locally restrictive measures may be imposed.

Lockdown

Currently there are no lockdown regulations.

Hygiene /social distancing Updated

The requirement to wear face masks was largely scrapped on 26 April. Masks are now only mandatory on public transport and in health (care) facilities.

Distance rules (3 steps distance) must be observed, violations are punished.

Miscellaneous

Anyone who becomes infected with COVID-19 or tests positive in Turkey must self-isolate for 7 days. The Turkish authorities provide an overview of Covid testing centers.

To enable international tourists to have a safe vacation in Turkey, a "Healthy Tourism Certification Program" has been introduced to guarantee protection against infection with COVID 19. More information can be found here.

Activities

Retail & business Updated

Shops are open.

Bars & restaurants

Restaurants and cafés are open.

Events

Some events are subject to restrictions (e.g. capacity limitations).

Sports & recreation

Sports facilities and amusement arcades are also allowed to reopen under certain conditions.

Transport and hotels

Accommodations

Hotels are open in compliance with distance and hygiene rules.

Public transportation Updated

A masking requirement and capacity restrictions apply to public transport. Intercity train service has resumed, and public transport is once again available in cities.

Air travel Updated

At the airports there are hygiene regulations (e.g. compulsory wearing of masks) and restrictions on hand luggage. There are various international flight connections to European destinations. In airports heavily frequented by foreign tourists (such as Istanbul, Antalya, Muğla or Izmir) it is possible to take out voluntary health insurance for the duration of your stay. Istanbul Airport has set up a PCR testing centre that is open around the clock.

Return trip

Departure

COVID-19 test required for exiting the country: No

When leaving the country, Turkish citizens must show the HES code at the airport. When returning to Germany, the regulations of the German entry regulation apply

Distinct regulations for minors (exit requirements)

No reliable information is currently available.

Reentry to Germany

Entry requirements Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

Place of departure risk area according to RKI: No Updated

Overall classification as a risk-free area according to the Robert Koch Institute.

Complete immunization

Definition complete immunization

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. Vaccinated persons must present proof of complete vaccination protection. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Only persons who have been vaccinated with one of the mentioned vaccines will be considered fully vaccinated. Individuals remain completely vaccinated for 270 days after the last dose. After 270 days, a booster vaccination is required. Should no booster vaccination have been administered, a negative test is required. Vaccinated persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.

The vaccination must have been completed 14 days before entry.

Quarantine upon entry: No

There is no entry quarantine for completely immunized people.

COVID-19 Test required before entering Germany: No

There is no test requirement for completely immunized persons before returning to Germany.

COVID-19 Test required after entering Germany: No

There is no test requirement for recovered people after entering Germany.

Incomplete vaccination

Notes on incompletely vaccinated people Updated

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

Quarantine upon entry: No Updated

There is no entry quarantine for incompletely vaccinated people.

COVID-19 Test required before entering Germany: Yes Updated

There is a test obligation for entry into Germany by air, land and sea. The test must have been carried out 48 hours before entry.

Proof of a negative test, complete vaccination, or recovery from COVID-19 is required regardless of whether the country of departure is classified as a high risk area or risk-free area. The proof can be requested by the Federal Police or by the competent authority during the control of cross-border traffic to Germany and must already be presented to airlines prior to carriage.

PCR, LAMP, TMA, and antigen rapid tests are permitted, however, antibody tests are not permitted.

For air travel, the proof of testing should always include the passport/ID number of the traveller(s) as this is required by some airlines for carriage.

There may be exceptions for delivery traffic, commuters and other groups of people. Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

COVID-19 Test required after entering Germany: No

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

Recovered

Quarantine upon entry: No

There is no entry quarantine for recovered people.

COVID-19 Test required before entering Germany: No

There is no test requirement for recovered persons before returning to Germany.

COVID-19 Test required after entering Germany: No

There is no test requirement for recovered people after entering Germany.

Notes on recovered people

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.

Unvaccinated and not recovered

Quarantine upon entry: No Updated

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

COVID-19 Test required before entering Germany: Yes Updated

There is a test obligation for entry into Germany by air, land and sea. The test must have been carried out 48 hours before entry.

Proof of a negative test, complete vaccination, or recovery from COVID-19 is required regardless of whether the country of departure is classified as a high risk area or risk-free area. The proof can be requested by the Federal Police or by the competent authority during the control of cross-border traffic to Germany and must already be presented to airlines prior to carriage.

PCR, LAMP, TMA, and antigen rapid tests are permitted, however, antibody tests are not permitted.

For air travel, the proof of testing should always include the passport/ID number of the traveller(s) as this is required by some airlines for carriage.

There may be exceptions for delivery traffic, commuters and other groups of people. Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

COVID-19 Test required after entering Germany: No

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

Children/Minors

Notes on children

Minors up to and including the age of 11 years are exempt from mandatory testing.

Note: The entry and quarantine regulations as well as the COVID-19 situation may change at short notice or individual exceptions may occur at any time. Only the responsible foreign mission can therefore make legally binding statements or provide information beyond the information provided here.

Content: May 28, 2022, 12:13 p.m.

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