Fit to fly test for Turkey

Have you got a trip to Turkey coming up soon? Get to know the entry requirements for Turkey and what you need for your return flight to the UK.

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The article was last updated on 14 November 2021.

British Nationals visiting Turkey

Around 2.6 million UK nationals travel to Turkey every year. Turkey is renowned for its art, historical architecture, rich culture, food and beautiful mountains and beaches. You might be going to visit the historic city of Istanbul or the beautiful beaches and landscape of Antalya.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, international travel has become more complicated with testing and quarantine requirements. If you are travelling from the UK to Turkey, make sure that you plan your trip to avoid last-minute rush and stress.

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Turkey travel advice for those travelling from the UK

The following information is for those travelling to Turkey from the UK.

All arrivals (aged 12 and over) into Turkey, from the UK must have proof of one of the following:

  • A full course of COVID-19 vaccinations (completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Turkey)
  • recent recovery from COVID-19
  • a negative PCR test (less than 72 hours of arrival)
  • a rapid antigen test (less than 48 hours of arrival)

  • Our rapid antigen test is ideal for travel to Turkey as we provide the results within 12 hours, 7 days a week.

    Turkey entry requirement for Children

    For children aged 11 and under, no PCR test or vaccination certificate is needed.

    Passenger Locator Form for Turkey

    All arrivals into Turkey aged 6 and over, including Turkish citizens and residence permit holders, must complete an online (Form for Entry to Turkey) a maximum of 72 hours prior to travel. You do not need to do this if you’re transiting Turkey on the way to another country.

    UK return covid test from Turkey

    If you are returning from Turkey to the UK, you are required to take a pre-departure PCR or an Antigen test 3 days prior to your departure, if you are not fully vaccinated.

    You can order our antigen test kit online and take it with you on your trip to use as a pre-departure test for your return to the UK.

    Latest information on travelling to Turkey from the UK

    We make every effort to keep the information on our website up-to-date, however, due to the dynamic nature of the pandemic and the covid travel rules, we advise you to check on the foreign office website and the Turkish Ministry for Foreign Affairs website. 


    All information is provided for guidance purposes only. The traveller bears the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that tests meet travel requirements. Given the changing nature of government guidelines and the testing environment, Digital Health Group Ltd T/A cannot be held liable for the advice provided here.