Turkey Ends Quarantine For Indian Travelers Vaccinated With Covishield or Covaxin

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Indian nationals traveling to Turkey will no longer be required to undergo mandatory quarantine from Monday if they are fully vaccinated with either Covishield or Covaxin.

A statement issued by the Turkish embassy on updated quarantine arrangements for travelers from India and Nepal said that from November 15 onwards, passengers will have to submit a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before arrival.

Travelers with vaccine certificates for two doses of Covid-19 vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) or Turkey will be exempted from mandatory quarantine, according to the statement.

However, passengers who cannot provide a vaccine certificate will be quarantined at their residence or declared address in Turkey. On the tenth day of the quarantine, they will be subjected to a PCR test and the quarantine will be ended if the result is negative.

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Turkish ambassador Firat Sunel said in a tweet: “Passengers submit (-)PCR test & vaccination certificate only. Both Covaxin & Covisheild accepted. Children (btw.12-18) with parents need (-)PCR test only, no PCR test requirement for below 12.”

Updated Quarantine Arrangements For Travelers To Turkey From India

Effective from 15 November 2021, passengers traveling to Turkey from India & Nepal or those who have been in these countries within the last 14 days will be subject to the following measures:

  • All passengers must submit a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.
  • Passengers who certify that they have had at least two doses (single dose for Johnson & Johnson) of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization or Turkey, provided that at least 14 days have passed since the last dose, will be exempted from mandatory quarantine.
  • Passengers who cannot provide the abovementioned certificate will be quarantined in their residence or the address they will declare. On the 10th day of the quarantine, they will be subjected to a PCR test and
    • If PCR test result is negative, quarantine will be terminated.
    • If the PCR test result is positive, treatment will be conducted in accordance with the Covid-19 guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
    • The quarantine period for those who do not have a PCR test on the 10th day will be extended to 14 days.
  • Passengers between the ages of 12 and 18 traveling with their parents who cannot certify that they have been fully vaccinated must submit a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. After arrival, these passengers will again be is negative, they will be exempted from quarantine.
  • Passengers under the age of 12 will be exempted from PCR test and vaccination certificate applications on entry.
  • The above-mentioned requirements are not applicable to transit and/or transfer passengers.
  • There will be no PCR requirement and quarantine for the crew.

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