Turkey travel rules: What are the latest restrictions for holidaymakers?

Turkey is a very popular summer holiday destination for British travellers, thanks to its scorching climate, the wealth of seaside resorts of Bodrum and Antalya and the fantastic cultural richness to be found in cities like Istanbul and Ankara.

For a time he was wary of letting tourists in, demanding proof of vaccination or a negative test on entry. However, he has now joined a number of European countries in removing Covid travel restrictions.

Here’s everything you need to know before you go.

Do I need proof of vaccination or a test to visit Turkey?

No. As of June 1, all Covid-19 related restrictions in Turkey have been lifted and passengers arriving in Turkey are no longer required to present proof of vaccination or negative PCR test results.

Do I need to complete a passenger locator form for Turkey?

Nope; a passenger locator form is no longer required to enter Turkey.

Should I wear a mask while on vacation in Turkey?

Nope; face masks are no longer required outdoors or indoors if air circulation and social distancing are adequate.

How long should I leave in my passport to visit Turkey?

If you are visiting Turkey, your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of your arrival and there must be a complete blank page for entry and exit stamps.

Britons traveling to Turkey for tourism or business purposes can stay up to 90 days within a 180-day visa-free period.

If you plan to stay longer in Turkey, you must apply for a longer stay visa before traveling or obtain a residence permit from the local authorities in Turkey before the end of your 90-day stay.