Current travel updates
Travel information: COVID-19
All latest information on the travel restrictions issued by the destination countries, constantly changing entry regulations and all the hygiene measures we take for your travel can be found under below link:
Arrival time at the departure airport
As a result of the additional safety measures with regard to Covid-19, we kindly ask our passengers to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before departure.
Updated on 14.09.2021 at 15:00 CET
New vaccination and mask rules for Austria
As of September 15, 2021, Austria changes validity periods for vaccination certificates:
- The second dose of AstraZeneca, BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm or Sinovac should have been administered no more than 360 days ago,
- A dose of Johnson & Johnson should have been administered at least 22 days ago and no more than 270 days ago,
Passengers who haven’t yet been vaccinated can enter the country with a negative Covid-19 test result or a proof of past infection.
As of 15.09.2021 it is obligatory to wear a FFP2 mask, a KN95/N95 mask without a valve or a mask of a higher standard at Austrian airports and on board our flights to/from Austria. Pregnant women and 6- to 14-year-olds can wear a surgical mask instead of a FFP-2 mask. Children up to the age of 6 and persons who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons are exempt.
Updated on 30.08.2021 at 17:00 CET
New travel regulations for non-vaccinated passengers traveling to/from France
Turkey has been moved from the amber list to the red list as of August 30, 2021. For fully vaccinated travelers as well as accompanying minors the travel regulations stay the same. Unvaccinated travelers that wish to travel between Turkey and France need to provide a compelling reason for their trip. Unvaccinated guests traveling from Turkey to France will also need to present a sworn statement certifying the absence of Covid-19 symptoms, proof of their address while in France as well as a negative PCR or antigen test taken less than 48 hours prior to departure. Please click here for all details and relevant forms.
Updated on 26.08.2021 at 11:00 CET
Mandatory PCR test requirements for unvaccinated passengers on domestic routes
The Turkish government has announced that as of September 6, 2021, passengers traveling on domestic flights within Turkey will be asked to present a negative PCR test result conducted within the last 48 hours prior to departure. Vaccinated or recovered passengers will be exempt from the Covid-19 test requirement. The PCR tests will be available at public hospitals in Turkey free of charge.
The Corona-related health information of the passengers will be checked via their HES code which can be obtained from the “Hayat Eve Sığar” mobile application. Please click here for more information on the mandatory HES code application.
To obtain more information on the latest updates with regards to intercity travel in Turkey, please click here.
Updated on 19.08.2021 at 13:00 CET
Carriage of animals on flights to Sweden
If you would like to obtain information on the current regulations with regards to carriage of pets on our flights departing from Turkey for Sweden, please click here.
Updated on 13.08.2021 at 21:00 CET
Mandatory digital entry registration for entering Germany
Germany has announced that Turkey will be classified as a high-risk country as of August, 17, 2021. Therefore, all passengers traveling from Turkey to Germany will be required to fill out the digital entry registration at einreiseanmeldung.de. Our passengers can travel to Germany by providing their negative Covid-19 test result, vaccination certificate or proof of recovery. Passengers who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 will be exempt from going under quarantine upon entry. More information on the entry requirements for Germany can be found here.