Good news for travellers from India going to Turkey. You will not be required to undergo the 14-day mandatory quarantine period if you are fully vaccinated. The new rule is already in motion from September 4, according to the Turkish Embassy in New Delhi.
The Embassy has also said, Indian travellers will be able to skip quarantine two weeks after their last dose of vaccination. So plan your trip accordingly. However, travellers must note that a negative RT-PCR test report is still needed, not older than 72 hours.
The Turkish authorities have said that they recognise WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, and those approved by the Turkish government, which includes Sputnik V, Sinovac, and Pfizer Biontech. Travellers with Covishield are included. Passengers are required to show their vaccine certificate. Travellers who are below the age of 12 are currently exempted from taking the RT-PCR test, or showing a vaccine certificate upon entry.
On the other hand, Covaxin is still not approved. But once it does get approved by the WHO, then travellers with Covaxin will be able to visit Turkey.
Passengers who are unvaccinated, will need to be quarantined in their residence, or any other place that they must declare before travelling. An RT-PCR test will be conducted on the 10th day of quarantine. If the report comes back negative, the quarantine will end. However, if this test is not done on the 10th day, then the quarantine will extend to 14 days.