Turkey extends quarantine period to 14 days

Turkish Ministry of Health on Friday announced that quarantine period has been extended from 10 to 14 days for those who have close contact with those infected with COVID-19.

In close contact with persons who do not show symptoms, quarantine can be terminated after 10 days if the PCR test is negative.

Those who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be considered as ‘contacted’ when they are diagnosed or if they have contact with a person who has COVID-19 within 3 months after the 14th day of the second dose. Quarantine will be terminated if the PCR test on the 7th day is negative.

The isolation period of people with a positive PCR test will be 14 days. However, isolation will be terminated for people who have no fever and other clinical symptoms for at least three days if PCR test is negative on the 10th day.

For South African, Brazilian variants or variants identified as threatening by the Ministry of Health, the isolation period will be 14 days. Isolation will be terminated If the PCR test to be made at the end of this period is negative. If that PCR test is positive, the isolation period will be extended to 20 days.