Passengers who have been in Denmark, the United Kingdom or the Republic of South Africa ten days prior their arrival in Turkey and after presenting a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to entering the country, will be quarantined at an address designated by them. In case they do not possess a designated address, they will be placed in locations designated by Turkish medical authorities. A PCR test will be performed on the 7th day of said quarantine. If the test result is positive, the passenger must undergo the treatments indicated by the Turkish Ministry of Health.
People coming from abroad by air as of 28/12/2020 and by land and sea routes as of 30/12/2020 to Turkey, need to submit negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests conducted within the last seventy-two (72) hours prior to their entry into the country. Those who do not have a negative PCR test should not be allowed on the plane on the way to Turkey.
However, those who do not submit the negative PCR test to the official authorities during entry through the border gate should be quarantined at the address they declared to stay (home, hotel, etc.). Those who stated that they do not have a place to stay should be quarantined in places to be determined by the Provincial Health Directorates, PCR tests are to be carried out on the 7th day of the quarantine period and the quarantine of those whose test results are negative at the end of the 7th day will end, and the treatment of those whose PCR tests were positive will be carried out in accordance with the Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines.
It has been decided that the implementation will continue until March 1, 2021.
Information concerning trips to Portugal:
It was published, on August 31, the Order No. 8391-A/2020, extending the applicable measures for air traffic to and from Portugal. The document maintains the previously established measures and establishes the mandatory requirement to present, before boarding, proof of laboratory testing (RT-PCR) for screening for infection by SARS-CoV-2, with a negative result, performed until 72 hours prior to departure.
Given the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2019/1155, dated 20 June 2019, which amends the Community Visa Code, new fees will be charged when submitting Schengen visa applications:
- Standard fee: 80 EUR
- Reduced rate (children from 6 to 12 years old): 40 EUR
Please note that the aforementioned amounts will be charged for all Schengen visa requests submitted starting of February 3, 2020.
More information concerning visas and other consular issues here.
H. E., the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, was on an official visit to Portugal, on January 7th, where His Excellency was received by the Prime Minister António Costa at the São Bento Palace, the official residence. This encounter was followed by a meeting with H. E., the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, and their delegations at the Palácio das Necessidades, site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, which was concluded with a press conference.
A set of informative videos about the election for the President of the Republic, which takes place on January 24, is available on the links below:
Public notices are available for consultation at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Portugal in Ankara, regarding the designated members of the Ankara Voting Assembly for the election of the President of the Republic, the submissions definitively admitted and the opening hours of the Assemblies or Sections and voters who vote for them.
The election of the next President of the Republic is scheduled for January 24, 2021 (http://www.cne.pt/sites/default/files/dl/2021_pr_decreto_pr_60-a_de_2020.pdf).
Under the terms of CRP (article 121) and LEPR (paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 70), in the election of the President of the Republic the right to vote is exercised in person and directly by the voter.
Abroad, the face-to-face voting takes place at the polling stations set up at the consular posts to be publicized, on the 23rd and 24th of January 2021, and is aimed at Portuguese citizens living abroad and registered at the Census Commission (CR) of their area of residence (address on the Citizen Card).
The early vote of citizens registered in national territory, but temporarily displaced abroad under the terms defined by Law (article 70-B, of the LEPR), may be exercised between the 12th and 10th days prior to the day of election, at the Consular Posts defined by the MFA and announced on the website of the National Elections Commission (CNE), at: http://www.cne.pt/content/eleicao-para-o-presidente-da-republica-2021
Thus, early voting can be exercised between January 12 to 14, 2021, in the following conditions:
- When displaced abroad, due to the exercise of public functions;
- When displaced abroad, due to the exercise of private functions;
- When displaced abroad in an official representation of a national team, organized by a sports federation endowed with a public sport utility status;
- As students, researchers, teachers and research fellows abroad displaced in higher education institutions, research units or similar recognized by the competent ministry;
- Patients undergoing treatment abroad;
- Living or accompanying the voters mentioned in the previous paragraphs.
Wines of Portugal invites all wine lovers, from all over the world, to participate in the biggest digital free cocnert of Fado ever, with the talented singer Gisela João.
A glass of Portuguese wine will suffice to toast to 2021 with us and to connect to the Wines of Portugal Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Wines.Portugal/), today by 9 PM (GMT).
You can also access the concer through the following link: https://vimeo.com/493896640