Current travel information: Coronavirus
Updated on 10.07.2020 at 12:00 CET
We have the pleasure of finally sharing some good developments with you! Several countries in our flight network have started to lift their travel bans as they managed to put Covid-19 under control. We are above the clouds as we are back in action and will be able to fly you to your dream holiday destination and to your loved ones again.
As always, the safety and well-being of our passengers and staff is our top priority. Please click here to find out more about our new standards to ensure your wellbeing and safety during your journey with us.
However, there are still travel bans that are in place in some of our destination countries in order to contain the spread of Coronavirus. For more information on the current travel restrictions, please refer to the respective sections further down on this page.
Thank you for your understanding.
Your SunExpress Team
Important: Flights between Turkey and Europe
Travel to Turkey
The Turkish government has lifted all entry restrictions to Turkey for all nationalities. If you are concerned about your flight back home from Turkey, please be rest assured that all EU citizens will be able to fly back to their destination country as well.
Please note that all arriving passengers will go under a health check and they will be tested in case they show any signs of illness. Passengers who are tested positive will not be deported and will receive medical treatment in Turkey.
Travel to Europe
Currently, traveling from Turkey to Europe is possible for the passengers who meet the requirements indicated below. All other passengers will not be able to board our flights just yet – please carefully follow the latest updates about the lifting of the travel ban across Europe.
Important notice: Please be aware that you might be subject to health controls (such as temperature measurement or PCR tests) and/or quarantine processes both at the departure and arrival destination airports depending on the decisions taken by the respective countries. We strongly advise you to check the quarantine applications of the destination country prior to your flight.
Entry into Austria
- Austria citizens
- EEA/EU citizens
- Swiss nationals
- Family members of the above mentioned persons living in the same household
- British passport holders and their family members
- Foreigners holding a D Type Visa issued by Austria
- Foreigners holding an Austrian residence permit
- Passengers departing immediately
- Passengers traveling on business
Entry into Belgium
- Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and EEA Member States
- Passengers with a British passport with nationality “British Citizen“, “British Overseas Territories Citizen“ issued by Gibraltar and British Passports with a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode issued by the United Kingdom
- Passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term „D“ visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Belgium to their country of residence
- Family members of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland
- Family members of British nationals
- Military personnel
Entry into Denmark
- Nationals and residents of Denmark
- Residents of EEA Member States and Switzerland
- Residents of the Vasterbotten region in Sweden
- Spouse, partner, parent or child of nationals of Denmark (They must travel together)
- Passengers returning directly via Denmark to their country of residence
Entry into Finland
- Nationals of Finland and their family members
- Passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland
- Nationals or residents of EAA members and Switzerland and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence
- Passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence
- Passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State
- Military personnel
Entry into France
- Nationals of France, their spouses and children
- Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children
- British nationals, their spouses and children;
- Passengers with a residence permit issued by France
- Passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State
- Merchant seamen
- Passengers traveling to study
Entry into Germany
- German citizens
- EU citizens if they do not hold a permanent residence in Turkey
- Citizens of Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Montenegro, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China who are not permanently living in Turkey and able to present a valid resident permit or visa if requested.
- Foreigners holding a German residence permit
- Third-country nationals with valid EU residence permit or D Type Visa
- C or D Type Visa holders whose visas were issued after March 17th, 2020
- Third-country nationals holding D Type Visa for family reunion in Germany
- Third-country nationals holding D Type Visa for study purpose in Germany, if the university in Germany confirms (Certificate requested) that the passenger has to be present in Germany
- Third-country nationals holding D Type Visa for work purpose in Germany, if the passenger is a skilled Blue Kart holder or working in the health sector, seaman, truck driver, seasonal worker in agriculture, press/media member or worker in the metal industry
- Diplomats on the way to their Mission country
- Passengers in transit holding confirmed onward ticket if there is no alternative route and entry permission of the destination country is guaranteed (Overnight stay in Germany is allowed with the limitation to one night)
Important: Following the new regulation implemented by all German federal states, passengers mentioned above who are traveling from the countries included in the Robert Koch Institute’s list of risky countries (including Turkey) will not be subjected to quarantine upon their arrival in Germany if their PCR test result is negative. Respectively, Covid-19 Test Centers will be established at the airports in Turkey as of July 1st, 2020. All passengers can either be tested at the airport test centers or public hospitals/community health laboratories. As it might take more than one day to get the results, we strongly recommend that you apply for testing at a convenient time. The PCR test costs 15 Euros. The test must be done within the last 48 hours before entering Germany.All passengers should take this into account while entering Germany. The test result should be in either in German or English.
Entry into Netherlands
- Nationals of the Netherlands
- Nationals of EAA Member States, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Netherlands to their country of residence
- British nationals returning via Netherlands to their country of residence
- Passengers with a residence permit issued by the Netherlands
- Passengers with a long-term residence permit issued by EAA countries
- Family members of a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland, with a residence permit issued by those countries
- Passengers with a long-term „D“ visa issued by EAA countries and Switzerland
- Healthcare, humanitarian and international organizations personnel
- Military personnel
Entry into Norway
- Nationals of EAA Member States, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) and their family members
- Passengers with a British passport if they reside, work or have property in Norway or they are transiting via Norway to return to their country of residence
- Passengers with a visa issued by Norway after 15 March 2020
- Visa exempt nationals who have been granted a residence permit, but have not yet received the residence card (a letter from UDI with the approval of the residence permit will document that the permit has been granted. This also goes for family members of EEA citizens who have been granted a residence card, but the card has not been issued yet.)
- Passengers with a D-visa in their passport
- Passengers with an ID card as diplomat or a Schengen residence card issued to diplomatic staff
- Spouses/cohabitants and children of holders of Norwegian diplomatic passport
- NATO staff with travel order
- Seamen in transit to or from ships
Entry into Sweden
- Nationals of Sweden and their family members
- Passengers with a residence permit issued by Sweden
- Nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See), and their family members returning via Sweden to their country of residence
- Passengers with a British passport and their family members, returning via Sweden to their country of residence
- Passengers with a residence permit issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Sweden to their country of residence
- Passengers with a national visa issued by Sweden
- Passengers with a national visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See). (The visa must be valid for more than 3 months)
- Military personnel
- Passengers traveling as students
- Merchant seamen
- Effective 4 July 2020, residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay
Entry into Switzerland
- Swiss citizens
- EU/EFTA nationals and their family members (The proof of their relationship should be presented)
- British nationals and their family members (The proof of their relationship should be presented)
- Foreigners holding a valid work Permit “B” or residence Permit “C” or the written confirmation that one of the before mentioned permits will be issued upon arrival
- Foreigners with VISA Type “D”
- Passengers travelling with VISA Type “C if the Visa has been issued after 16 MAR 20 in a valid exceptional case.
HES Code requirement for domestic flights
As part of the measures taken to fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a HES Code, which can be obtained from the channels of the Turkish Ministry of Health, will be required for travelling within Turkey.
In this regard, all Turkish passengers traveling on one of our domestic flights within Turkey are required to obtain a HES code from the HES mobile application or via SMS as of May 28, 2020. Please click here for further information and protection of your personal data related to the HES code application.
Travel requirements for domestic flights
Following the regulations published by the Turkish Ministry of Interior about the travel restrictions within Turkey on May 30, 2020, passengers aged 65 and above are allowed to travel only if they receive a Travel Permit Document and declare the duration of their stay which has to be more than a month upon their travel.
Important: As per the latest regulations published by the Turkish Ministry of Interior on July 1, 2020 about the travel in transit on the international flights, passengers aged 65 and above are permitted to travel without a Travel Permit Document if they are in transit in the country to their international destination or if they are traveling from abroad to a destination city in Turkey withholding an onward ticket for a domestic flight within Turkey.
Travel advices and entry requirements for individual countries
You will be asked to fill out the Passenger Locator Form for flights to Berlin Tegel (TXL) airport. To speed up the duration you spend at the airport, we advise you to download and print those forms and fill them out upon your arrival to the airport. You will get further instructions for that upon handover of the forms.
You will be asked to fill out the Passenger Locator Form for flights to Vienna (VIE) airport. To speed up the duration you spend at the airport, we advise you to download and print those forms and fill them out upon your arrival to the airport. You will get further instructions for that upon handover of the forms.
Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. If a passenger presents a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival, the quarantine procedure will not be applied. Passengers departing immediately will not go under quarantine as well.
All passengers traveling to France from a third country should fill out the International Travel Certificate. To speed up the duration you spend at the airport, we advise you to download and print those documents and fill them out upon your arrival to the airport. Please click on the links below to view the English and French language certificates.
Passengers arriving in France are subject to quarantine.
Passengers are subject to quarantine for 10 days. Airline crew and passengers must fill out the public health information form and hand it over to the local airport authority upon arrival.
Within the scope of measures taken by the Dutch Government to contain the spread of Coronavirus, we would like to draw your attention to the official documents below. Additionally, on all of our international flights to the Netherlands, you will be asked to fill out two copies of the Health Screening Form at the departure airport. One copy should be handed in before leaving the departure airport while the other copy is to be carried with you at all times until you exit the destination airport.
You can click on the links provided below in order to view the documents:
Passengers departing from high risk Coronavirus (COVID-19) countries are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The United Kingdom
For our passengers who are flying to the United Kingdom, you will be asked to fill out the mandatory Passenger Locator Form online.
Please also familiarize yourself with the travel advice by clicking here.
As of July 10, 2020, passengers are no longer required to self-quarantine for 14 days if they have not been to another country which is not included in the travel corridor list within the last 14 days prior to their arrival in the UK.