Announcement On The Obligation To Submit Pcr Test Before Travelling To Turkey

Dublin Büyükelçiliği 25.12.2020

It has been reported that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has beenassociated with the increase of cases in the United Kingdom and mutated, has been isolated from COVID-19 cases in the UK and some other countries.In order to prevent the spread of this New Variant COVID-19 the relevant Turkish authorities havedecided to take following measures.

Starting from 27 December 2020 UTC00:00 hours all passengers will be subject to show possession of negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test done at least 72-hours prior to their entry to Turkey.

Passengers who do not show negative PCR test will be quarantined at their own address (house, hotel etc.) that they have declared to stay, those who do not declareaddress in Turkey will be quarantined at the places selected by the Turkish Ministry of Health.

On the 7th day of the quarantine passengers will be tested. Quarantine will be lifted for those having negative test result. Passengers with positive test result will be treated in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines of the Turkish Ministry of Health.

These measures will be in force until 1 March 2021.

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