No quarantine in Turkey for Covishield-Sputnik vaccinated Indians, to extend same for Covaxin after WHO nod
Indians who got Covishield or Sputnik V vaccines can travel to Turkey without any restriction or quarantine. After Covaxin gets approval from WHO, travelers vaccinated with the same will also be able to visit Turkey without any restriction, the country's embassy in India said.
As per the latest travel guidelines issued by the Turkish Embassy in India last month, the passengers fully vaccinated with WHO or Turkish Government-approved doses will be exempted from mandatory quarantine provided at least 14 days have passed since their last dose.
The travelers will need to carry a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR certificate along with them done 72 hours before arrival. In this regard travelers from India who got Covishield or Sputnik V can travel to Turkey without any restriction or quarantine.
After Covaxin gets approval from WHO, travelers vaccinated with the same will also be able to visit Turkey without any restriction, it said.
Amid Turkey's vaccination drive, the tourist inflow numbers between January-August 2021, despite the pandemic, were recorded at 16 million. Out of this, the number of international visitors who visited Turkey in August is around 4 million.
According to Turkey's tourism, by Oct 8, the country vaccinated a total of 112 million of its citizens in different stages. While 55 million people have received their first dose, 46 million people have received the second dose and 11 million people have received the third dose. This is impressive vaccination data considering that the total population of Turkey is 83 million, the department said.
Indian nationals with valid US, UK, Ireland & Schengen visas can apply for e-visa hassle-free in less than 5 minutes via www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ web page. The visa applications are also open at the Gateway centers in respective cities. The Visa consulates are working with full capacity for sanctioning sticker Visas for Indian travelers.
Turkey’s ‘Safe Tourism Certification Program’ defines and advises an extensive series of measures to be taken with regards to transportation and accommodation of all Turkish citizens and international visitors who will spend their holidays in Turkey.