Last updated: 10/5/2021
Am I allowed to charter a yacht in Turkey during Covid?
*This information is subject to the stipulation that foreign travel from your home country is permitted.*
Yes, it is possible to charter a yacht in Turkey during Covid. Turkey is currently allowing entry to arrivals from all destinations, including arrivals for the purposes of a yacht charter.
Note: if you traveling from the UK you are required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival, which ends after 7 days after a negative test.
What documents must I present upon arrival?
Importantly, you must present a negative PCR test to be permitted to charter a yacht in Turkey during Covid. This must be taken within 72 hours prior to your scheduled departure from the country of origin. Additionally, all passengers must complete a “Form for Entry to Turkey” within 72 hours before entry.
What if I am vaccinated?
Turkey have yet to confirm regulations for entry by persons vaccinated against Covid-19. Therefore, vaccinated and unvaccinated persons are subject to the same regulations.
What if I previously had Covid-19?
Turkey have yet to confirm regulations for entry by persons who have had Covid-19 in the past. Therefore, such persons are subject to the same regulations as all.
What are the regulations surrounding children?
Children aged under 6 years are not required to submit proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test. They are also not required to complete a “Form for Entry to Turkey.”
Do I need to quarantine upon arrival?
Those who fail to present proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test will be quarantined for 14 days.
Passengers who visited Brazil, United Kingdom, Denmark or South Africa within 10 days prior to arrival will also be quarantined. This will occur for 14 days at places selected by the Turkish official authorities. In this instance, this may be a residential address. On the 10th day of the quarantine period, passengers are required to undertake a second PCR test. If the test result is negative, the quarantine can end.
All other travellers, including those in the country for a yacht charter, do not have to quarantine.
So, I can charter a yacht in Turkey during Covid, but what are the current general restrictions in the country?
You must wear a face mask at all times outside the home.
Curfews are in force, however, this does not apply to foreign visitors.
Until May 17th, dining establishments such as restaurants, patisseries, cafés, and cafeterias will be available for 24/7 delivery services only.
Furthermore, capacity is limited on public transport.
Additional Cruising Restrictions
Only Turkish Commercial yachts are allowed to charter in Turkish waters. Non Turkish commercial yachts can embark guests in Turkey but need to leave Turkey and visit another country before they return to Turkish waters. In practice, this has to be Greece, but the sea border between Turkey and Greece is currently closed. An amendment to the tourism incentive law has been proposed to the Turkish parliament but has not been ratified as of today. It would enable non-Turkish commercial yachts 39m and above to charter in Turkish waters.
What websites can I check for more travel information on Turkey?
US citizens- https://tr.usembassy.gov/
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This information is correct at the time of publishing. Whilst we will work to the best of our ability to keep this information as accurate and current as possible, due to the rapidly evolving measures implemented by different governments in the face of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, 212 Yachts will not be held liable for any loss incurred due to errors or omissions.