The Form for entry to Turkey is an electronic health declaration that was implemented by the Turkish government on March 14th, 2021. It is expected to be a mandatory requirement for passengers traveling to Turkey until the end of 2021, at the earliest.
The Turkey travel health form has been introduced to electronically register traveler’s health information and safeguard the health of visitors to the Republic of Turkey and residents alike. It allows the Turkish government to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Turkey by contacting passengers who have tested positive for coronavirus or who have come in contact with an infected individual.
After the traveler completes the application, a copy of the online form is generated, alongside a QR Code and a HES code. HES stands for Hayat Eve Sığar in Turkish, which translates into ‘Life Fits Into Home’ in English.
The HES code allows the holder to share their COVID status with transportation operators. It is mandatory for traveling on public transport between cities in Turkey, including on buses, trains, and domestic flights.