Below, you can find the information measures taken by Yeditepe University and our  Erasmus/Exchange Partner Universities regarding COVID-19 regulations.


Yeditepe University Update News About The Novel Coronavirus

Update News About The Novel Coronavirus


According to the measures taken by the authorities, All passengers who are travelling to Turkey must present a negative PCR test result which has been done within the last 72 hours prior to departure of their inbound flight to Turkey. Tests without PCR or RNA inscription will not be accepted. Passengers who can not present a test or whose test types do not comply with specified conditions will not be accepted to the flight. PCR tests can be accepted both as hard copy or online. PCR tests written in Latin alphabet will be accepted.

vForm for Entry to Turkey

The form must be filled in within the last 72 hours before travel.

Information on the website should be filled in order to provide you proper information and protect the health of yours and loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. A private HES code will be created automatically by the given information. We will be able to contact with you in the case of any contact with Covid-19 patient during your travel and staying thanks to HES Code. For this reason, the accuracy and updateability of the information is quite important.

The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of the Republic of Turkey whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Turkey. (if you are not a Turkish Citizen or you do not have a residence permit).


Exemptions from PCR test;

  • Effective from 15 May 2021; Passengers who come from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, Latvia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Estonia,
  • Passengers between 0-6 years of age,
  • The relatives of the funeral who are Turkish citizens came with the funeral.(PCR test will be done on arrival)
  • Turkish Passengers who declare that they have a funeral. (PCR test will be done on arrival)
  • Soldiers travelling from TRNC to Turkey, with a border crossing certificate (exempt from PCR test and quarantine)
  • Mercant Seamans,
  • International transfer passengers via SAW,
    - Passengers with hold luggage; transfer flight has to be with company which has Interline/Codeshare agreement with Pegasus Airlines,
    - Passengers with hand luggage; provided online check-in for all companies,

According to the measures taken by the official authorities, all passengers having a flight to TR are required to fill out the Turkey Entry Form on “” within 0-72 hours before their flights starting from 15/03/2021. We kindly request that you complete the required forms before arriving at the airport in order to avoid any issues.

Exemptions from PCR test;

  • Transit passengers,
  • Passengers who are younger than 6 years

All passengers must arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before the flight.

         Required Documentation

  • All guests travelling to Turkey will be issued with a Passenger Locator Form during their flight which they must fill out on-board before arriving in Turkey.  

Other Entry Requirements

  • All guests aged over two years old must wear a face mask at the airport, and during all flights, to, from and within Turkey. 
  • Official visa regulations are in force.


  • Until 01.06.2021, Russian citizens will not accepted for all flights from Russia to Turkey.
  • All passengers arriving Turkey through third countries who visited the Brazil, South Africa and India within the last 10 days will be quarantine for 14 days following their arrival at place determined by the governorships. The end of the 14th day, they will be subjected to pcr test, ıf test result is negative, quarantine will be lifted. Passengers of 6 years and older under these conditions, will be required, before boarding, to submit a negative Sars-Cov-2 PCR test result done within 0-72 hours prior to departure.
  • There will be no PCR requirement and quarantine for the crew.
  • Passengers over 65 who have connection to international flights from domestic flights, or have connection to domestic flights to international flights, if they prove their flight tickets can travel without a travel permit.
  • Travel in Turkey

HES Code
Turkish citizens and residents will be required to obtain an HES code which must be obtained before booking their ticket. This does not apply to foreign visitors. This can be done through the e-Devlet system, the ‘Hayat Eve Sığar’  mobile app and by SMS. 
For more information visit

Government Links

Maastricht University (UM) Fall 2021 incoming exchange- and internship policy

HAN University of Applied Sciences: update on student mobility semester 1 (August 2021-January 2022)

Warm greetings from HAN University of Applied Sciences. We hope you are safe and well!

We would like to take this opportunity to give you an update on our plans for the Autumn 2021 semester with regards to both inbound and outbound student mobility.  

 Inbound student mobility from your university

As the vaccination program is well under way in The Netherlands, we are working towards being able to welcome your students on campus again in the Autumn 2021 semester (starting at the end of August). We currently plan to offer a blended program, which means that some classes will be on campus and others online. We are striving to provide in-person classes to all students for at least 1.5 days per week. However, should the situation worsen and our government impose stricter regulations to combat the virus, the in-person classes may be cancelled at any time and move entirely online. The health and safety of our students and staff are our number 1 priority!

We do not yet know whether students will have to quarantine on arrival in The Netherlands in August. We invite you and your students to visit the website of the Dutch Government for updates on the situation in The Netherlands. In addition, HAN will continue to provide updates and answers to frequently asked questions on our website: Coronavirus news (


Contacts at HAN

Feel free to contact the mobility officer or specific program coordinator at HAN in case of any further questions. Their contact details are mentioned below

·        Education:

·        Engineering and Life Sciences:

·        Health and Social Studies:

·        International Business:


Leiden University - Faculty of Humanities - Update exchange Fall 2021/2022

Warm greetings from Leiden University. We are writing to update you on the latest developments at Leiden University in light of COVID-19, and have some good news for you.

Leiden University has decided that all inbound exchanges and all outbound exchanges (to code green/yellow destinations) can go ahead in the autumn semester of the 2021/22 academic year (August 2021 – January 2022).

After a year in which we had to cancel all our exchange programmes, we are very happy to be able to resume our activities. However, the situation remains precarious, and we would therefore like to draw your attention to some important considerations. We will be informing all inbound and outbound students of the situation in a similar email today.

Inbound students to Leiden University

  • Inbound students are welcome as long as the Dutch government allows for inbound travel and the student follows the rules of their host and home countries. If the situation changes, we will have to follow the rules of the Dutch government, which could result in cancelling the semester before departure.
  • Travel will always be at the student’s own risk (including any financial expenses or possible repatriation).
  • We advise students to have a plan B, in case the situation changes before departure.
    • If the student would like to do an online exchange programme instead, please contact us to find out what might be possible.
    • The Faculty of Humanities can offer a limited number of online course that students can take from home. Students may have to re-select courses if the courses they have been admitted to cannot be offered online. We kindly ask you for your flexibility in recognising courses your students can take at Leiden University.
  • Leiden University will try to provide on-campus education. However, the situation may dictate that some or all classes are partially online upon the student’s arrival, or they may change during the semester from on campus to online. Students who are already in the Netherlands will always be able to finish their courses, be it on campus or online. If students return home before the end of the semester, we cannot guarantee special arrangements to allow them to take online exams from home.
  • Students should consult the Dutch government’s checklist for travel to the Netherlands. This provides the latest updates on travel bans, test results, health declaration and quarantine obligations.
  • Students must take out travel insurance that covers Covid-19 related costs (like repatriation and hospitalisation).

If you or your students have any questions about inbound applications for the autumn semester, please contact us at

Outbound students from Leiden University

  • Leiden University students may only travel abroad to destinations with a green or yellow travel advisory from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All destinations abroad are currently orange or red. We hope this will change in the coming months, but if the advisories do not change to green or yellow before the start of the semester, our students will not be allowed to start their exchange programme.
  • We expect our students to check the local rules and regulations concerning quarantine, vaccinations, insurance and any other Covid-19 related obligations before departure and during their stay at your university.

If you have any questions, please check our FAQs, which will be available from Wednesday 19 May. If you still have any questions, please let us know.

We will also be posting a general announcement about exchanges in autumn 2021 here soon. For more information about the Covid-19 in the Netherlands, please check the information from  government or the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). 

We look forward to resuming our exchange in autumn 2021 and to further strengthening our partnership!

Kind regards, 

The Humanities International Office