Travel conditions in Turkey: negative test of COVID-19, from 30 December

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs the Romanian citizens who are, transit or intend to travel to Turkey that, according to the data transmitted by the local authorities, the persons who will travel by air, road, rail and sea, from December 30, 2020, will must submit, as appropriate, on boarding or entering Turkey, a molecular test (PCR) with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no later than 72 hours before entry into the Republic of Turkey.

Persons intending to travel to Turkey by air and who will not be able to present a negative molecular test (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no later than 72 hours before entry into the Republic of Turkey, they will not be allowed to board.

Molecular PCR test with negative result for COVID-19

Persons intending to travel by road will also be required to submit to the customs authorities a molecular test (PCR) with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no later than 72 hours before entry into the Republic of Turkey.

If passengers are unable to present the test result, as requested by the authorities, they may enter Turkish territory, provided that a quarantine measure will be applied to them for a period of 10 days at the declared accommodation address. (home, hotel, etc.), and on the 7th day they will be able to travel to perform a molecular test (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, in accordance with the legal provisions. If the test result is negative, the persons concerned will be able to get out of quarantine.

Institutionalized quarantine for 10 days may be required

Persons who will enter the Republic of Turkey by road and who will not present a negative molecular test (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no later than 72 hours before entering Turkey and who do not have a accommodation (house, hotel, etc.) where they can carry out the quarantine period provided by law, will be redirected, for institutionalized quarantine, for 10 days, depending on the available places, in specially arranged centers, belonging to the Health Directorates from the province of destination.

Subsequently, on the 7th day of quarantine, quarantined persons may travel to perform a molecular test (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, in accordance with legal provisions. To the extent that the test result is negative, the persons concerned may be released from quarantine.

Mandatory test and quarantine for those traveling from the United Kingdom, Denmark or South Africa

People who have been in the United Kingdom, Denmark or South Africa in the last 10 days before arriving in Turkey will be required to submit a negative molecular test (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed with maximum 72 hours from the date of entry into the Republic of Turkey, and will be required to enter quarantine for a period of 10 days, at the declared address of residence (house, hotel, etc.).

If the persons do not have an accommodation (house, hotel, etc.) where they can carry out the quarantine period provided by law, they will be redirected, for the institutionalized quarantine, for 10 days, depending on the available places, in centers specially arranged by the Health Directorates of the destination province.

Subsequently, on the 7th day of quarantine, quarantined persons may travel to perform a molecular test (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, in accordance with legal provisions. To the extent that the test result is negative, the citizens concerned may be quarantined.

The test is also required for transit through Turkey

Persons transiting the Republic of Turkey will be required to submit a negative molecular test (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no more than 72 hours before entry into Turkish territory, only to the extent that the country of destination final will request this. At the same time, those persons shall be obliged not to leave the transit area during their stay in Turkey.

Truck carriers / drivers are not exempt

Transporters and truck drivers are not exempted from the above rules, as they are required to submit a negative molecular test (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed a maximum of 72 hours before entry. on the territory of Turkey.

The only people exempted from the presentation of a molecular test (PCR) with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed at most 72 hours before entering the territory of Turkey, are minor children, under 6 years of age.

More information on imperatortravel.ro via sabah.com.tr.

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