Entry Form and Covid-19 Entrance Requirement to Turkey
In 2021, the Turkish government implemented a revised travel and tourism policy, making it mandatory to fill out a form for Entry to Turkey. It is a new requirement amidst the increasing threat of the Covid-19 new wave. It is worth noting that the requirement applies to all travellers, whether national or foreign, who want to enter Turkey. This form is part of a Covid-19 health requirements package. It is designed to promote health-wise safe travel/tourism during the pandemic. The Form for Entry to Turkey should be submitted online prior to departing for Turkey. If you intend to travel to Turkey, please submit this form when applying for Turkish e Visa application form.
Turkey Health Declaration Application Process:
Complete Online Entry Form to Turkey
Confirm Order and Make Online Payment
Receive PDF Application Approval by e-mail
About Form for Entry to Turkey:
This form should be completed within the last 72 hours before the date of your departure to Turkey. The information will be obtained to protect your and your loved ones’ health. Based on the provided information, a private HES code will be automatically created and sent to you. If you come into contact with a Covid-19 patient while travelling to Turkey or while staying in the country, you can use this code to contact and inform the authorities. Therefore, it is crucial to provide accurate and updateable information.
The border control authorities of the Republic of Turkey may check whether or not you have submitted this form before allowing you to enter the country. if you haven’t filled it or haven't provided accurate information, you may face administrative or legal sanctions apart from barring you from entering Turkey.
Citizens From These Countries are Eligible to Apply:
You must fill in all fields before proceeding to the next step. Here is a brief overview of how to fill out the form.
(*) Required fields: When you see the asterisk sign, make sure to provide accurate information for that field. This sign indicates that the field must be filled mandatorily.
Most of the information required in this section is compulsory and must be provided by the applicant. This includes the applicant’s name, surname, gender, and date of birth. Refer to the passport you are using to apply for the e-visa to fill out this section.
- Name (*)
- Surname (*)
- Gender (*)
- Birth Date (*)
- Entry Type (*)
As evident from the options, you should provide information on the mode of travel you will be using to enter Turkey. This information will help authorities to determine whether you have selected the designated port of entry for an e-visa or otherwise.
- Highway(Car,Bus etc.)
- Seaway(Ferry,Cruise,Ship etc.)
Please use just one passport to apply for a Turkish visa and use the same travel document to complete the Form for Entry to Turkey. If you are a dual national, select the nationality you want to apply for the visa before completing this section.
Provide the passport number, residential address/location, and nationality exactly the same as mentioned in your passport. Moreover, you will provide the airlines or transportation service you will be using for your travel to Turkey.
- Passport Number (*)
- Living Location (*)
- Nationality (*)
- Transportation Company Name (*)
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
- Arrival Date (*)
The arrival date should be mentioned in the same format as described on the form. Pay extreme attention to all the spellings because even a minor misspelling will render your form invalid.
Provide a valid and active email address and phone number to allow authorities to send you the approved visa or initiate communication with you in case of some issue with information verification.
Receive PDF Entry Application Form Approval by email:
General FAQs About Form for Entry to Turkey
The entry form to Turkey is a relatively new requirement implemented to reduce the infection rate of Coronavirus in the country. Through this form, all visitors to Turkey can be approached easily if they test positive for Covid-19 or come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
For instance, if an airline passenger was seated next to an individual diagnosed with Coronavirus, it would be possible to inform them about the necessary precautionary steps.
All travellers from overseas will follow these three steps below:
- Fill the form online three days before your departure date.
- Save/download the completed form on your handheld device and take a printout.
- Present the hard copy or digital copy of the form to border control officials at your designated port of entry upon arrival.
Travellers eligible for Turkey eVisa can submit this form along with their online visa application.
Information Required to Register
Filling out this form is an easy and quick process. Passengers only need to provide personal information, including full name, gender, date of birth/age, nationality, living location, phone number, passport number, date of arrival/departure, and mode of travel, etc.
Furthermore, travellers will also provide details about the countries they have visited in the past ten days and their accommodation details in Turkey.
You MUST submit this form at least 3 to 4 days before your arrival date in Turkey to ensure the information you provide is up-to-date and accurate. Please note that you will complete a new entry form before each trip to Turkey.
This form will be submitted electronically, and anyone arriving without having completed this form will not be allowed to enter Turkey.
Travelling with the Covid-19 Entrance Form
When you have submitted the application, a HES and a QR code will be generated along with the form. When you receive this code, please print a copy of the Form for Entry to Turkey or else you can download it on your mobile device and show it to the border officials. Ensure you have received the HES code as it is essential to travel on intercity transport in Turkey. Tourists in Turkey will need this code to travel via local buses, domestic flights, trains, or any other mode of transportation.
Turkey is open to international visitors, and you can apply for a Turkish visa. along with submitting the completed COVID-19 form, travellers must fulfil other requirements, which includes:
- PCR negative test result
- Be prepared for quarantining for ten days if you have visited India, the UK, South Africa, or Brazil in the past ten days.
Note: Flights from South Africa and Brazil stand suspended under the newly imposed travel restrictions on travellers to Turkey.
It is another name for the Form for Entry to Turkey. The form is required to locate and get in touch with travellers who have been in contact with an individual who tested positive for Covid-19.
No, those travelling to another country through Turkey do not need to fill out or submit this form. The Entry form is required only for those travellers who will go through immigration and enter Turkey to stay.
When you have completed the passenger locator form for Turkey, a Hayat Eve Siğar or HES code is generated. It is a unique code that’s mandatorily required for travelling to-and-around Turkey during the pandemic. The information you provide in the Form for Entry to Turkey will be stored in this code, and Turkish authorities can easily use it to get in touch with the traveller.
All travellers need the HES code. International visitors should get the code prior to boarding a flight to Turkey, whereas domestic travellers will require it to board domestic flights, buses, and trains. All travellers will get a unique HES code except those under two years, as they are exempted from this health requirement.
You can obtain the HES code simply by filling out the Form for Entry to Turkey and submitting it online with your e-Visa application. Turkish citizens/residents can get this code through the automatic SMS service launched by the government of Turkey or through the Hayat Eve Siğar mobile app.
Yes, you must provide a negative PCR test result when departing for Turkey. Passengers will provide a medical certificate with the PCR test result at their departure point. Those without a negative PCR test result will be denied entry into the aeroplane and won’t travel to Turkey. Make sure that the test is taken no more than 72 hours earlier than the date of departure. Travellers below the age of six do not need to take this test. Other travellers exempted from this requirement include merchant seaman and passengers arriving in Turkey from the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- Republic of Korea
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
Hungarian and Serbian nationals should show proof of vaccination.
Under 18 Serbian and Turkish should be accompanied by a family member and have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.