Culture & Travel

23 May 2022

In order to slow down the spread of the Covid-19 virus, many travel restrictions that prevent or reduce country entrances and exits were in our lives a short time ago. It was impossible for us to travel without quarantine or testing. However, with the virus gradually disappearing from our lives, the travel restriction has been lifted for most countries. Eventually, the rules for traveling abroad were simplified, so transportation without quarantine or entry testing became accessible again for those who can't wait to go abroad. If until recently very few countries allowed entry without testing or quarantine, the list of countries you can enter without these obligations grows longer every day. Here are some countries where you can travel freely and safely despite the corona virus.


International travel to the UK is now allowed. Unrestricted travel was introduced two years after the onset of the virus. There are no longer any requirements such as quarantine or health testing when entering or leaving the UK. In the restriction, it was also necessary to write the address where you would previously stay in the UK on a form. Now, with the end of the restriction, this obligation has been lifted. Among the places you will see in England are the symbols of the country, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace. You can even watch the changing guards at Buckingham Palace if you get the right time.

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Unrestricted travel since May 2 also applies to Switzerland. Currently, it is possible to enter Switzerland without measures related to the pandemic. There are no measures such as quarantine process and health tests at the entrance and exit. Therefore, the usual rules for entry and exit from Switzerland apply. In Montreux, Switzerland, you can see the Freddie Mercury Statue by the lake, and in Bern, you can visit the Old City, which is Switzerland's Medieval Center. This place is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


As of March 9, all travel restrictions have been lifted. There is no need for the required registration form, EU green certificate and document showing the PCR results when entering the country. In addition, the obligation of masks in open and closed places in Romania has been abolished. The medieval town of Sighişoara in Transylvania is among the places you should see while you are in Romania. The place, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is also the birthplace of Vlad III, also known as Count Dracula. The 15th century Corvin Castle in the region also draws attention with its appearance in fairy tales.


From 6 March, passengers traveling to Ireland are no longer required to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative PCR test result upon arrival. There is no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirement for travelers to Ireland. Passengers will no longer be required to fill out a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. A few of the places you should visit on your journey in Ireland are Dublin, which houses important structures such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Dublin Writers Museum, and Doolin, the small town of Ireland for those who want to catch the traditional atmosphere of Ireland.

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Traveling to Greece just got easier with the lifting of restrictions. According to the Greek government, from March 15, Greek passengers no longer need to carry a Passenger Locating Form. In addition, none of the passengers arriving in the country are required to show a valid COVID-19 vaccine or recovery certificate. However, a simplified PLF may be issued, which is optional to complete, only to enable the traveler to issue an EU Certificate of negative or positive COVID-19 test result. You can add the Acropolis of Athens to the list of your trip in Greece, Delphi, considered the “center of the world” in Ancient Greece, and places like Thessaloniki, the birthplace of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.


International travel has been made free in Moldova, which is one of the countries where Turkish citizens can go without a visa and only with an ID. The relaxation measures have been in place since 16 March. In Moldova, quarantine, vaccination certificate or negative PCR test results are not required. On your journey in Moldova, you can visit the Pushkin Museum, which was created by transforming the house of Alexander Pushkin, considered the founder of Modern Russian literature, into a museum, the Water Tower from the 1800s, and the Ethnography and Natural History Museum in the capital Chisinau.


Norway is travelable, both the legal requirement to test negative before travel and the requirement to register to enter Norway on arrival have been removed. Quarantine is also not mandatory. Among the places to visit in Norway, a Scandinavian country, Vigeland Sculpture Park, which is the largest sculpture park made by a single sculptor, was formed as a result of the breaking of the ice 10 thousand years ago and was chosen as the best observation point in the world, which is suitable for adrenaline lovers and includes fishing towns. Lofoten Islands.

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If you are considering an island vacation, Cuba should be at the top of your list. Cuba, an island country in the Caribbean, has no travel restrictions. The country, which abolished the obligation of vaccination and testing from passengers on April 6, asks passengers to fill out a form containing travel information only two days before departure. During your holiday in Cuba, you can wander the colorful cobblestone streets of Old Havana, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, spend a day in Trinidad, which will create the feeling of going back in time, and enjoy the sea-sand-sun trio at Varadero, the most famous beach of Cuba. .

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic, another island country in the Caribbean, is one of the countries that has expanded travel restrictions. From April 23, all travelers will no longer need to present a COVID-19 Vaccination Card, PCR or antigen test when entering the Dominican Republic or any establishment. Random COVID-19 testing will also no longer be available for passengers and crew upon arrival in the Dominican Republic. One of the most important places to visit in the country is Santo Domingo, the capital of the country and also the first colonial capital of America. This is a valuable region to learn about the history of the country along with its beaches. Other places you can go to enjoy your vacation include Punta Cana beach and Morne Trois Pitons National Park, also known as the "Boiling Lake".

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