Great news for all travelers! Turkey is lifting some of its COVID-19 restrictions regarding the mandatory testing PCR and antigen testing.
As of June 1, 2022, a negative PCR test report made maximum of 72 hours before entry or a negative rapid antigen test performed within a maximum of 48 hours from entry will not be required for entering the country through all border gates, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey reports.
This update is given in the document named A Circular on “Measures for Entry into the Country", which was sent to 81 Provincial Governorships. The document also states the following:
In order to keep the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic under control, it was stated that the rules and measures to be applied at the border gates, as in the country, were determined in line with the global developments in the course of the epidemic.
In this direction, it was stated that the measures to be applied at all land, air, sea and railway border gates as of March 3, 2022, with the circular sent to the provinces before, were determined, but some changes were needed in the measures to be applied at the entrance to the country in line with the letter of the Ministry of Health and new developments.