Conditions in Turkey:
PCR and antigen tests:
When entering Turkey from countries not included in the following list: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, vaccinated persons who received at least two doses of vaccine (one dose for Johnson & Johnson) within 14 days prior to entering Turkey or those with COVID-19 within the last 6 months who can produce a healing certificate and whose first PCR test with a positive result is at least 28 days old can enter Turkey. Below this time, a negative PCR test (72 hours prior to the arrival of their inbound flight to Turkey) or a negative antigenic test (48 hours prior to the arrival of their inbound flight to Turkey) will be required.
Vaccinated persons are those who have received the two injections of a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency for at least 7 days: Moderna, BioNTech Pfizer, or Astra Zeneca) or who have received an injection of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for at least 28 days).
In case of failure to submit a vaccination certificate or documents indicating that the passenger had COVID-19 disease, it shall be deemed adequate to submit a PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the arrival of their inbound flight to Turkey or an antigen test result within 48 hours prior to the arrival of their inbound flight.
Some countries also require a negative PCR test on the return. This PCR test can be carried out in hospitals or laboratories authorizedd by the State, but it is also possible to do it at the airport (for the city of Istanbul, Istanbul-İGA International Airport, and Sabiha Gökçen Airport are concerned). It is strongly advised to go there 5 hours in advance knowing that the results are delivered up to 3 hours and that it will be necessary to do the check-in before the return flight.
In Turkey, the price of the PCR test is 250 Turkish Lira or less than 20 Euros. Payments by credit card or cash are accepted.
List of laboratories offering the PCR test: https://istanbul.consulfrance.org/Liste-des-laboratoires-proposant-le-test-PCR
As part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Turkish authorities announced that effective Monday, September 6, it will be mandatory to submit a vaccination certificate, a certificate attesting to the recovery of Covid-19, or a negative PCR test of less than 48 hours for intercity flights, buses, and trains.)