Compelling reasons, tests, vaccines… How to travel between France and Turkey?

This article is updated regularly, following the developments announced by the French and Turkish authorities.

While nearly 700,000 people of Turkish origin live in France, and more than 12,000 French people are registered in the registers of French nationals living abroad in Turkey, travel between France and Turkey is very much in demand… Not to mention the many tourists who wish to visit one or the other of the two countries. Find the latest applicable rules for traveling between the two countries.

Travel from Turkey to France

In accordance with the law putting an end to the exceptional regimes created to fight against the epidemic linked to covid-19, since August 1, 2022the border health control system is lifted.

As a result, the rules previously applied to travelers to France from Turkey no longer apply, regardless of the traveller’s age or vaccination status:
> travelers no longer have to complete any formalities before their arrival in France, in mainland France and overseas, and presentation of the health pass can no longer be required, regardless of the country or area of ​​origin;
> no further proof of travel (the “compelling reason”) can be required;
> travelers no longer have to present a sworn statement of non-contamination and a commitment to undergo an antigenic test or a biological examination on arrival in the national territory.

Traveling to Turkey from France

Since June 1, 2022, the obligation to present either a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR/antigen test has been lifted. Thus, all travelers meeting the travel conditions (valid document, visa etc.) can travel to Turkey without any restrictions. (by air, land or sea).

Remember to register on Ariadne before/during your stay in Turkey.

For more information, you can consult :

> The Turkey page on the site France diplomacy (MAEE),

> The “Covid-19: international travel” section, on the Ministry of the Interior website,

> The website of theFrench Embassy in Turkey,

> The website of Consulate General of France in Istanbul.

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