Covid-19 Disease Information
*Is PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test required to enter Turkey?
According to the latest precautionary warnings, all non-Turkish transit and transfer flight passengers who are over the age of six arriving in Turkey by air have to submit a negative PCR test result obtained within the last 72 hours. If a passenger does not have a PCR test result or the result is expired, he/she shall be prevented from entering the country.
*Can I take the PCR test at the airports in Turkey?
The travellers can take PCR tests at the airports in Turkey. Turkish airports have the capacity to carry out thousands of PCR tests, the results of which can be obtained within 8 hours or less. In addition, the staff is well-informed about the frequently asked questions about result times, prices, and where and how to take a PCR test at the airport. However, the travellers are advised to have the PCR test in their countries in order to avoid long waiting times at the airports in Turkey because of the passenger traffic.
*Do I need to pass through the passport control to take the PCR test?
Passengers are required to get through the passport control to take the PCR test in Turkey. First of all, your travel documents are checked to see if you are legally allowed to enter the country. If you are travelling from a Visa-required country, you need to issue your visa before taking the PCR test. The passengers need to obtain their e-Visas.
*Do I need to make an appointment to take the Covid-19 test at the airports?
The travellers don’t need to make an appointment to take the PCR test at the airports. The testing centres are open 24/7.
*How much does the PCR test cost at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport?
The PCR test costs TL 250.
*Where can I take the PCR test at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport?
The PCR test centre is located in front of the Entrance in Arrivals Hall.
*How long does it take for the results to come out?
The travellers can learn their PCR test results within 8 hours.
*How can I take the PCR test in Turkey before my flight?
There are several choices to take the PCR test in Turkey:
1- PCR TEST AT A TESTING CENTRE IN ISTANBUL
You can visit one of the hospitals or authorized Diagnostic Laboratories to take a PCR test over the last 48 hours before your flight.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you take the test no longer than 48 hours before your flight. You need to show your passport and the flight ticket as proof for your flight.
2- PCR TEST AT YOUR HOTEL/ADDRESS IN ISTANBUL
*Can I take the PCR test at my hotel or address a before my flight?
Definitely! The travellers can take the PCR test at their hotel or address in Istanbul in the last 48 hours before their flight.
*How can I take the PCR test at my hotel?
There are 4 steps:
Registration for the test: To make a PCR test reservation, please get in touch with https://www.tranigo.com/en/contact-us Travellers can simply book the PCR Test by calling or messaging us during their stay.
Payment: Travellers can pay for the test via their credit cards (advance payment requered) or in cash to our medical staff at the hotel.
The PCR Test Procedure: Our professional medical staff licensed by the Ministry of Health will visit you at your hotel. The samples will be collected at your hotel, and will be sent to the authorized laboratory. We highly recommend you to take the PCR Test 48 hours before your flight time.
Obtaining the results: The travellers receive QR Code of their test results via e-mail or WhatsApp within 4-8 hours.