What you should know before travelling from Australia to Turkey during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Australians travelling to Turkey.

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Holidaying in Turkey allows travellers from Australia to immerse themselves in grand bazaars and architectural wonders.

In this guide you’ll find the latest rules around Australians travelling to Turkey, what’s open along with permit, quarantine and testing requirements.

Can I travel from Australia to Turkey?

Travel to Turkey for Australians is permitted as long as you haven't spend time in the United Kingdom within 10 days. With the threat of COVID-19 still looming, travellers from Australia who wish to visit Turkey should stay up to date as changes can be made at short notice.

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Which entry points in Turkey are open to travellers from Australia?

Turkey has multiple points of entry, and the following are accepting international travellers from Australia:
  • Open Borders: All
  • Open Airports: All

As a traveller from Australia, can I travel anywhere once I'm in Turkey?

Yes, once in Turkey, Australians are free to travel anywhere.

What's open in Turkey?

As Turkey opens, the markets, beaches, museums and other attractions that have been attracting Aussies to the country for years do too.

Major tourist attractions that are open:

  • Hagia Sophia: Open
  • The Blue Mosque: Open
  • Topkapi Palace Museum: Open
  • Grand Bazaar: Open
  • Basilica Cistern: Temporarily closed
  • Galata Tower: Open
  • Dolmabahçe Palace: Open
  • Walking trails, parks and beaches: National parks and outdoor walking trails are open for travellers from Australia to explore. Some that come recommended include: Dilek Peninsula – Buyuk Menderes Delta National Park, Koprulu Canyon, Mount Ida National Park, Uludag National Park and Altındere Vadisi Milli Parki. Beaches are open to both locals and Australian tourists to enjoy; some popular spots include: , Oludeniz Beach, Butterfly Valley Beach, Olympos Beach, Patara Beach and Cleopatra Beach
  • Shopping centres and stores: Shopping centres and markets are running as per usual between 10am and 8pm, for Australian tourists and locals alike. The main ones include: Forum Istanbul, Mall of Istanbul, Emaar Square, Marmara Forum AVM
  • Restaurants, cafes and bars: Australian tourists should be aware of the following rules that restaurants and cafes are following in Turkey:
    • Restaurants are open from 10am to 8pm during the week
    • Sit-down service runs from 7am to 7pm in non-high-risk areas
    • Restaurants are running at a maximum of 50% capacity
    • In high risk areas, restaurants are only allowed to offer takeaway after 7pm

Can I cruise to or around Turkey?

No, Australian travellers are unable to cruise to Turkey at this point in time.
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What are the entry requirements for Turkey coming from Australia?

Do I need a permit to enter Turkey?

Yes, travellers from Australia wanting to visit must fill out the Turkey Entrance Form within 72 hours of travel – keep in mind that standard visa requirements still apply.

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

No, Australian visitors are not required to show proof of vaccination for entry into Turkey.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing Turkey?

All visitors from Australia over the age of six arriving in Turkey must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR (nucleic acid) test result within 72 hours before arriving.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Turkey?

No, tourists from Australia are not required to quarantine upon arrival in Turkey unless they’ve been in the UK within the last 10 days.

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