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Turkey: Flood of 'Travel Form' Websites asking for Fees!

One of the current requirements of travelling to Turkey (besides the eVisa and vax proof OR a negative test - both are NOT necessary anymore) is to fill out a 'Form for Entry to Turkey' not more than 72 hours before travel. I was getting confused because a Google search brings up many orgs where you can fill out the form, and then they ask for fees - one was asking for $39! Finally I found the right government site to get the form so thought to share it:

https://register.health.gov.tr/

For those of you who recently travelled to turkey, did you have to pay for that form? Did the officials care if it was done at other than the govt site? Just curious!

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I paid for the eVisa but not for the health (HES) form. Yes, there are tons of places offering to do it for a fee, but I would stick with the official government (gov.tr) sites for both the eVisa and the HES form.

The site that you link to is the right one for the HES code. Mainly, they just want your name, passport number and such. The site will generate a QR code. Make sure to keep that code handy because you will need to show it frequently. Last fall I had to use it for streetcars, museums and grocery stores.

The official eVisa site is here: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

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"For those of you who recently travelled to turkey, did you have to pay for that form?"
I did a test run a couple of days ago to fill out the form on the government site and there was no payment required.

"vax proof OR a negative test - both are NOT necessary anymore"
I finally called my airline (United) today and they confirmed that our CDC cards will be accepted as proof of vax and that a negative test would not be required.

Now, I'm hoping the gate agents think the same....well, actually, I'm still scheduled to get a PCR test because I've read (on this forum) of people who've been asked to show their tests, even for countries that don't require them. I'm sure the gate agents are even more confused by the changing requirements than we are. At least I now know that my PCR test is the backup plan.

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@CWsocial - I agree that having a PCR test is a good backup plan. I will probably get one just to be on the safe side before I go to Turkey in May.