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 27.01.2021 at 10:00 CET
Updated travel rules to enter the Netherlands
As of February 1, all passengers above the age of 12 who are traveling from Turkey to the Netherlands need to show one of the following documents:
- A negative test result (either a PCR/NAAT test performed at most 48 hours before departure or a rapid antigen test performed at most 24 hours before departure)
- A vaccination certificate proving that all required doses have been administered
- A recovery certificate issued in an EU Member State
If you are traveling from a high-risk country (including Turkey), you do not need to self-quarantine after arrival.
Passengers who haven’t been vaccinated or recovered are urgently advised to do a self-test or go to a local health authority (GGD) to get tested on day 2 and day 5 after arrival in the Netherlands.
More information on the entry requirements for the Netherlands can be found here.
Digital Passenger Locator Form for entering France
When traveling to France, you are required to fill out the traceability forms which are intended to enable the health authorities to facilitate contact tracing.
To facilitate this process, you can fill in this document online before your trip. The online form is available here.
You can click here to visit the official government website for the latest updates.
Norway ends mandatory quarantine for all passengers
As of January 26, travelers arriving in Norway will no longer be subject to mandatory quarantine unless they are tested positive for Covid-19.
More information on the entry requirements for Norway can be found here.
Updated on 21.01.2021 at 10:00 CET
Test exemption for vaccinated passengers when entering Switzerland
As of January 22, vaccinated or recovered passengers will not be asked to present a negative Covid-19 test result when traveling to Switzerland.
Passengers who have not yet been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 are required to present a PCR test result performed at most 72 hours prior to departure or a negative antigen test result performed at most 24 hours prior to departure. Additionally, a second test (PCR test or rapid antigen test) must be carried out between the fourth and seventh day after arrival.
People entering Switzerland from a country that is not on the list of countries with a variant of concern do not have to go into quarantine after entry.
More information on the entry requirements for Switzerland can be found here.
Updated on 17.01.2021 at 10:00 CET
Travel update for domestic travel within Turkey
In accordance with the latest circular issued by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Turkey on January 16, 2022, passengers traveling on domestic flights within Turkey are still required to present a negative PCR test result conducted within the last 48 hours prior to departure. Fully vaccinated passengers or passengers who have recovered from Covid-19 within the last 180 days will be exempt from the Covid-19 test requirement.
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 read the official statement, please click here.
Updated on 13.01.2021 at 10:00 CET
Entry restrictions for Sweden
The Swedish government has decided to impose a travel ban for travels to Sweden from all countries except the EU/EEA countries effective until January 31, 2022.
Passengers who are not a national of Sweden or do not hold a residence permit are required to be covered by at least one exemption (e.g. residing in an exempted country) or be fully vaccinated and hold an approved vaccine certificate.
If the passenger is covered by an exemption, a negative PCR, LAMP, TMA or antigen test result performed within the last 48 hours is required.
More information on the exemptions from the entry ban can be found here.
Updated on 07.01.2021 at 15:00 CET
Updated entry regulations for the United Kingdom
With effect from 4 a.m. on January 7, fully-vaccinated passengers will not need to take a Covid-19 test before departure to the UK anymore.
Passengers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated or have been in any red list countries in the 10 days before their arrival are still required to take a pre-departure test.
Testing after arrival is mandatory. You can leave self-isolation if your PCR test result is negative. If your PCR tests are delayed, you are required to self-isolate until your test result is known or until day 14 after arrival, whichever is sooner.
We kindly ask you to check out the summary of the health measures taken by the UK government when traveling to the UK:
|Health Measure||Unvaccinated adults or adults with unrecognized vaccine||Children not in scope of vaccine policy (children not ordinarily resident in the UK or in a country with an approved vaccination program)||Fully vaccinated adults (incl. children aged under 18 from UK or in a country with an approved vaccination program, regardless of vaccination status)|
|Children age 5-11||Children age 12-17||Children age 4 and under|
|Passenger Locator Form||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-departure Covid-19 test
(within the last 48 hours before departure)
|Testing after arrival
(between the day of arrival and latest on day 2 after arrival)
|Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes (If you arrive after 4am, 9 January you can use a lateral flow test. You will be able to book lateral flow tests from 7 January.)|
|Testing after arrival
(on or after day 8 after arrival)
|10 Day Isolation||Yes (at own accommodation)||Yes (at own accommodation)||Yes (at own accommodation)||Yes||Yes (at own accommodation)|
Passengers are considered as fully vaccinated if they have been vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival either:
- under an approved vaccination program in the UK, Europe, USA or UK vaccine program overseas
- with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines in selected countries including Turkey.
More information on the latest entry requirements for the United Kingdom can be found here.
Mandatory testing for all passengers traveling to Belgium
Residents of Belgium:
Irrespective of their vaccination status, all passengers over the age of 12 are required to take a PCR on the 1st and 7th day after arrival and self-isolate. For vaccinated passengers, quarantine ends if the result of the first test taken after arrival is negative. For unvaccinated passengers, quarantine ends if the result of the second test taken on the 7th day after arrival is negative.
Non-residents of Belgium / Residents or nationals of an EU member state:
Irrespective of their vaccination status, all passengers over the age of 12 need to present a negative PCR test result performed within the last 72 hours before arrival or a RAT test result performed within the last 36 hours before arrival. They are also required to take a PCR on the 1st and 7th day after arrival and self-isolate. For vaccinated passengers, quarantine ends if the result of the first test taken after arrival is negative. For unvaccinated passengers, quarantine ends if the result of the second test taken on the 7th day after arrival is negative.
Non-residents / non-citizens of an EU member state:
Passengers will only be granted entry if they are fully vaccinated or have a pressing ground for traveling. The same pre- and post-flight testing and quarantine rules apply as for non-residents of Belgium / residents or nationals of an EU member state.
More information on the entry and quarantine requirements for Belgium can be found here.
Updated on 24.12.2021 at 11:00 CET
Mandatory testing for vaccinated passengers traveling to Denmark
As of December 27, regardless of their vaccination or recovery status, the Danish Government will introduce a new testing regime for all passengers traveling to Denmark.
Accordingly, passengers who are not residing in Denmark are required to present either a negative PCR test result performed no older than 72 hours before arrival or a negative quick antigen test performed no older than 48 hours before arrival.
If you have a residency permit in Denmark, you can either take a test before entering the country or within 24 hours after arrival.
More information on the entry requirements for Denmark can be found here.
Updated on 20.12.2021 at 14:00 CET
Austria tightens it’s entry rules
As of December 20, travel to Austria for touristic purposes is possible for vaccinated and recovered people. Travelers who present only a negative PCR test result are not allowed to enter Austria. Exemptions apply for Austrian citizens and those with residency in Austria.
Passengers who haven’t received their booster dose yet need to present a negative PCR test result taken within the last 72 hours before departure. Please note that the booster jab is valid from the first day.
Passengers who have not yet been fully vaccinated or recovered need to self-isolate for 10 days and can end the quarantine early with a negative test result on the fifth day of quarantine.
More information on the entry requirements for Austria can be found here.
Updated on 04.12.2021 at 13:00 CET
Updated test requirements by France for all non-EU passengers regardless of their vaccination status
According to the latest announcement made by the French Government, all of our passengers traveling to France, regardless of their vaccination status, are required to present a negative PCR test or an antigen test result taken within the last 48 hours before departure. In addition, random antigen or PCR tests may be administered after arrival depending on the passengers’ vaccination status. Vaccinated passengers do not have to quarantine upon arrival.
Please note that as Turkey is on the ‘red country’ list, passengers traveling from Turkey are asked to present a compelling reason for travel.
You can click here to visit the official government website for the latest updates.
Easy access to the EU Digital COVID Certificate for entering France
Foreign nationals traveling to France can now obtain their EU Digital COVID Certificate directly from one of the pharmacies in French territory, including certain airports.
This new service enables passengers to receive a certificate of vaccine equivalence in the “EU digital COVID certificate” format.
The necessary information can be found here.