MIAMI – Flag carrier Turkish Airlines (TK) announces that COVID-19 constraints have been eased in yielding the country’s new normalization phase.

International travelers who can provide vaccination cards or confirmation of recovery from COVID-19 in the previous six months will not be needed to produce negative PCR test results while entering Turkey, according to the airline.

If neither is available, passengers will be asked to provide negative findings from a PCR test performed within the last 72 hours or an antibody test performed within the last 48 hours.

Turkish Airlines TC-JSU Airbus A321. (Lego Livery). Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways

Country Policy List


According to duvarenglish.com, Brazil and South Africa were withdrawn from the airline’s travel ban but travelers from these countries will be required to provide a negative PCR test from the previous 72 hours and will be quarantined for 14 days.

Passengers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka will be forced to submit negative test results and will be quarantined once they arrive in Turkey.

Passengers from the United Kingdom, Iran, Egypt, and Singapore would be required to show documentation of a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of their journey, according to the airline.

The airline will continue to demand all inbound passengers to complete an Entry Form, as well as all domestic passengers to provide their unique state-assigned travel code.


Featured image: Turkish Airlines’ Boeing 787-9. Photo: Roberto Leiro/Airways