Turkey travel safety and lockdown information

Travel and Flight Restriction 31 Dec 2021
Travel Information 13 Jul 2022
COVID-19 Data 26 Oct 2022
Total Cases 16,919,638
New Cases 0
New Cases (per 1 million citizens) 0
Transmission Rate n/a
COVID-19 Risk
COVID-19 Hazard & Exposure 3.4
Socio-Economic Vulnerability 2.6
Health Conditions 0.1
Access to Health Care 3.5
Infrastructure 3.5
Lack of Coping Capacity (Hazard-Independent) 4.6
Lack of Coping Capacity 3.7
COVID-19 Lack of Coping Capacity 2.6
COVID-19 Risk 3.9
COVID-19 Risk Class Medium
Rank 104
COVID-19 Total Vaccination 152,461,142
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination 4,261
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens) 178.65
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens) 50
Air Transport, Passengers Carried 10
Point of Entry 10
Access to Cities 5.8
Mobile Cellular Subscriptions (per 100 people) 5.3
Internet Users 4.2
COVID-19 Vulnerability 5.4
Hazard and Exposure
Drinking Water 0.2
COVID-19 Hazard & Exposure 3.4
Population Living in Slums 0.9
Lack of Coping Capacity
Corruption Perception Index 6.1
Hospital Bed 6.8
Health System Capacity 6.2
Immunization Coverage 1.07
Health Capacity Specific to COVID-19 2.6
COVID-19 Lack of Coping Capacity 2.6
Indicator Data
Human Development Index 0.81
Incidence of Tuberculosis (per 10,000 people) 17
Malaria Incidence (per 1,000 people) 0
Estimated Number of People Living With HIV (%) No data
Air Transport, Passengers Carried 115,595,495.82
Mobile Cellular Subscriptions (per 100 people) 97.3
Total Population 83,429,607
Land area (sq. km) 769,630
Year Type Total Affected Total Deaths
2017 Earthquake / Ground movement 360
2017 Storm / Convective storm 270
2018 Landslide / Landslide 100 24
2019 Earthquake / Ground movement 1,453 1
2019 Flood / Flash flood 15,290 18
2020 Earthquake / Ground movement 86,604 166
2020 Flood 16
2020 Flood / Flash flood 822 8
2020 Landslide / Avalanche 84 41
2020 Storm / Convective storm 300 2
2021 Flood 7,160 73
2021 Wildfire / Forest fire 561,088 9
2022 Flood 235 5

Approved list of vaccines in Turkey

Can I travel to Turkey without a COVID vaccine?
Yes, international travelers do not need COVID-19 vaccines to enter Turkey. Alternatives to a vaccination certificate include the following:

Negative PCR test was taken within 72 hours before arriving
Negative antigen test was taken within 48 hours before arriving
Recovery certificate from the past 6 months
Passengers arriving from most places must either have one of these documents or a vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Turkey.

Which COVID vaccine is accepted in Turkey?
Currently, Turkey accepts all vaccines when it comes to international travelers.

There is no requirement for travelers to have any specific type of COVID-19 vaccination. The rules simply state that individuals who were fully vaccinated 14 days or more before arriving in Turkey may enter.

Turkey approved vaccines
There are 3 vaccines approved for use in Turkey. These are the types of COVID-19 vaccines administered in the country itself.

Turkey’s approved vaccines are as follows:

Sputnik V
 Can tourists get a COVID vaccine in Turkey?
Visitors to Turkey are unlikely to be able to get vaccinated during their stay in the country.

Arranging a vaccination appointment is done through the Turkish health system’s e-nabiz and e-devlet platforms. When arriving at the appointment, a Turkish ID card must be shown along with the appointment number.

While Turkish nationals and residents of the country will be able to book and attend an appointment in this way, foreign tourists will not. This makes it difficult to get a COVID vaccine in Turkey for tourists.

If it is essential that you receive a vaccine while visiting Turkey, contact the Ministry of Health.