If you want a vacation wandering around the old bazaars and marveling at Istanbul’s amazingly designed mosques, enjoying the view of Cappadocia hot air balloon flights and sipping aromatic teas, followed by succulent kebabs and baklava, your plans just got a little easier. Turkey is now accepting vaccinated travelers from India, minus mandatory quarantine. Here’s what you need to know:
- Fully vaccinated travelers from India are exempt from mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Turkey. Turkey currently approves Covishield but not Covaxin. You are considered fully vaccinated only 14 days after your second injection.
- All passengers arriving in Turkey, regardless of their vaccination status, must submit a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival.
- If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to quarantine yourself for 10 days at your home or another address where you plan to stay. You will need to undergo a second PCR test on the 10th day of your stay.
- If you do not pass the PCR test on day 10, you will need to quarantine yourself for 14 days. Following this, you will have to take a test and if your result is positive, you will be quarantined in accordance with the pandemic guides in force published by the General Directorate of Public Health of the Ministry of Health.
- Children under 12 are exempt from PCR testing and vaccination requirements.