Turkey: PCR tests for visitors to be mandatory until April 14

Grand Bazar, Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazar, Istanbul, Turkey

The decision that people arriving in Turkey must show a negative PCR test result is expected to apply until April 14. Before March 3, it was released indefinitely.

There are interpretations in the tourism industry that this approach by the Turkish government means that from April 15, it will be possible to come to Turkey without a test. However, this is not confirmed in official government communications. One thing is certain – the obligation to show the tests was valid indefinitely until March 3, but today we know the end date of this ordinance. It is not certain, however, whether it will be abolished or extended after April 15th.

“The obligation to request a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 performed in the last 72 hours is to apply to persons [arriving in Turkey], and for those with a negative result – to the quarantine rules. maintained until April 2021 “- we read in the document of the Ministry of the Interior, which sent a letter to cities, provinces and offices to prepare for the fact that PCR tests would be mandatory by mid-April.

The PCR test to Turkey must be done 72 hours before departure at the earliest. The test result must be translated into English. The cost of such a test in Poland starts from about PLN 400.