Singapore's Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) list is getting longer by the minute! With more countries opening up, us travellers can once again explore the world we love. And from 15 December, Singaporeans can now travel to Turkey! ?
Plan your next trip to Turkey with HHWT: we're here to tell you all you need to know about travelling to Turkey during Covid-19.
If you're a Singaporean or a Singapore Permanent Resident travelling via the vaccinated travel lane, you won't need to apply for a vaccinated travel pass. However, if you're entering Turkey, you'll need a few documents.(w.e.f October 2021) ?
1. Proof of Vaccination
You'll need to have had 2 doses of any WHO-approved covid-19 vaccination, where the last dose was administered at least 14 days before arriving in Turkey, and prove it with a valid vaccination certificate!
P.S. Here's a #HHWTTip: use Notarise to help you with this! Notarise helps everyone get their pre-departure tests and vaccination certificates digitally authenticated and endorsed ?
If you've recovered from Covid-19 in the past, however, you'll need proof of recovery. The certificate should show that you've recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months, starting from the 28th day of the first positive PCR test result.
2. Fill Out Turkey's Ministry of Health Form
You may also need to fill out Turkey's Ministry of Health form 72 hours before arriving in Turkey. This form will be checked at the borders if you are not a Turkish Citizen, so make sure to have it ready. Access it here!
Singaporeans will also not be required to have a Visa to enter Turkey, so no worries about needing too many documents. ? Alternatively, you could also check out this handy guide to traveling to Turkey!
3. A Negative PCR Test
Before flying off, make sure you have proof of a negative PCR test. The PCR test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure. You may also choose to provide proof of a negative antigen rapid test (ART) taken within 48 hours of departure.
If you have recently recovered from COVID-19 and are exempt from testing, then do provide proof of a positive antigen or PCR test, taken at least 14 days and not more than 180 days of departure.
You may also refer to HHWT's guide to navigating pre-departure and on-arrival departure tests for your next trip. ?
Share this with your Turkey travel buddies to plan your next trip to the beautiful land of Hagia Sophia and Cappadocia! ?