Last Updated on August 8, 2021
Are you in Istanbul and looking for how and where to get a Covid-19 PCR test to get a quick report and diagnosis of Coronavirus? You can get Covid-19 PCR, antigen or antibody, swab tests in Istanbul at several medical centers such as public hospitals, private hospitals, plus clinics, laboratories and diagnostic services, along with extensive range of many other Coronavirus related tests with results returned the same day. You can also find information on Coronavirus PCR test online booking and reservation plus price in Istanbul.
Quick PCR Test Booking
If you need a mandatory request to get a Covid-19 PCR test 24-72 hours prior to your departure, don’t wanna read the whole page, trust our recommendations, and book your PCR Test online and get it at Taksim (2 mins. walking distance from Taksim Square, every day between 08:30 AM and 17:30 PM) or at your hotel/home via Private Laboratory certified by Turkish Ministry of Health, just hit the red button below and make your appointment.
PCR Test in Istanbul FAQs
Where can I get a COVID-19 PCR test in Istanbul?
You can get your COVID-19 PCR test at:
- Public hospitals
- Private hospitals
- Clinics, laboratories & diagnostic services
Where should I book a COVID-19 PCR test in Istanbul?
You must be symptomatic to get the COVID-19 PCR test at the public hospitals. You should also know that public hospitals would be crowded and you may not get your results not on the same day.
Private hospitals offer good and rapid COVID-19 PCR test service but you should ask the prices as some of them are taking very high prices.
If you want a rapid COVID-19 PCR test with same day result, than we recommend you book your test at a lab. Would be less crowded and fast. Just make sure that the lab should be certified by the Turkish Ministry of Health.
We would recommend the Cihangir Lab situated about 2 minutes walking distance from Taksim square. You can book online and get your test whether at the lab or you can ask them to make your test ad your home, hotel or any address. Your PCR test results will be valid in 190 countries except Qatar. You can show the result from your Smartphone on the Border.
Can I get a COVID-19 PCR test at the Istanbul Airports?
Yes you can. You'll find the test center on the Arrivals floor exit gate number 14 at New Istanbul Airport, and on the Arrivals International Landside at Sabiha Gokcen Airport. It would take about 2,5 to 3 hours to get your results.
How much does it cost a Covid-19 PCR test in Istanbul?
Covid-19 PCR test at public hospitals and laboratories costs 250 TL (around €26). Prices at the private hospitals should be same but several of them take between 250-750 TL (around €26-78). Make sure you ask the prices before you get your test.
How long does it take to get the results?
Except the public hospitals, you can get your COVID-19 PCR test result on the same day.
PCR test results cover the Fit to fly Covid test result certificates?
Yes, the tests made at the majortiy of the private hospitals, laboratories and airports mostly cover. We recommend you to ask or check it before you get your test. We'd recommend Private Lab that your PCR test results will be valid in 190 countries except Qatar. You can show the result from your Smartphone on the Border.
Where can I get tested in Istanbul?
PCR Test at Public Hospitals
The public healthcare system of Turkey covers the costs of Covid-19 diagnostics tests for Turkish citizens and foreigners who resident in Turkey and were integrated to health system.
Majority of the public hospitals in Istanbul do a PCR test but you must be symptomatic or had a direct contact with somebody who has the virus.
In addition, you’ll face a possible crowd of the locals, plus at least 1-2 hours waiting in the line.
The price is 250 TL (around €25), paid in cash and you can get your result about in 24 hours. The result is not in English.
So we don’t recommend a Covid-19 PCR test at the public hospitals in Istanbul for tourists, travelers and for the one who are looking for quick result.
PCR Test at Private Hospitals
You can take your Covid-19 PCR test at the many private hospitals in the city. Majority of them have world class service. You need to make an appointment and take your PCR test very quickly and with kinda luxury service.
They give your PCR test result in 24 hours. Also send the report to your email address. You should make sure about the prices. You can face high pricing like between 250-750 TL (around €26-78)
PCR Test at Private Clinics & Laboratories
This is another good option and our favorite. You’ll find many good laboratories and diagnostic services in the city offering fast Covid-19 PCR test services, as well as many other check-up programs and several blood tests.
We recommend this as the laboratories are only serving for diagnostics and you’ll not face crowd for daily hospital visits.
You can easily visit the labs, give your test and take your result online or on paper. You should just make sure that the laboratories should be certified by the Turkish Ministry of Health.
The price is 250 TL (around €25), mostly paid in cash and you can get your result about in 24 hours. Both English and Turkish report is available.
PCR Test at Lab in Taksim
If you ask our recommendation, we would recommend Cihangir Lab in Taksim region (2 mins. walking distance from Taksim Square, open every day (inc. Saturday and Sunday between 08:30 AM and 17:30 PM).
The lab offers Covid-19 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) Test, Antigen Test, IgG, and IgM Antibody Test directly at their lab, your home, hotel, or any address.
The lab is certified by the Turkish Ministry of Health, you can make your appointment online via our partner IWC (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) registered with License No:9675). And you get the results on the same day (next day at 12:00 for afternoon tests).
The Covid-19 PCR Test report is prepared in English, complying with foreign travel procedures, and internationally valid in 190 countries. You can get the report on your Smartphone and show on the border before your departure abroad.
How It Works?
After your Booking you will get all Information and details in your Conformation Mail.
Show your Conformation mail to our Staff and get access to the Test.
PCR Test directly at the laboratory on location or at hotel/home
- Book Taksim Lab Online (if you want the lab take your test at your hotel/home, please tick on “Want to do the PCR test in my Hotel or Home?” section on the booking page)
- Visit the laboratory (when you book for hotel/home service, lab’s medical team will visit you)
- Show your confirmation email to the staff
- Take your PCR test
- Use the QR Code to get the results with your Identity Card number
- Get the result in print out and save it to your Smartphone
- Show the result in print out or from your Smartphone on the Border
Cihangir Lab in Taksim is open everyday from 08:30 am. to 17:30 pm.
If you prefer the test at your hotel/home, the lab’s team will visit you between 08:30-16:00 pm. with notice about 30 mins. from arrival.
You will get the results on the same day between 19:00-22:00 pm. (next day for the tests made after 17:00 pm.)
The lab is approved and certificated by the Turkish Ministry of Health and CE.
PCR test result are valid in 190 countries except Qatar and Jordan.
PCR Test price is €25 (250 TL, same in all hospitals and clinics in Turkey). If you want the test at your address there is and additional service fee.
Our website visitors will get 5% extra discount when they book online. Just click the red button below and make sure you see the discounted price on the official IWC page.
PCR Test at Istanbul Airports
New Istanbul Airport
The Covid-19 PCR test center of New Istanbul Airport (IST) is situated on the Arrivals floor exit gate number 14. You can easily see the clinics (Safak Medical Group, Biotest, and TRG International Health Services) established at the airport, wait in the queue and get your PCR test done.
It takes about at least 2,5 hours to get your results. Turkish citizens can get their results from the e-nabiz system on enabiz.gov.tr
Foreign passengers can get their results printed from the information desk on location.
Test price is 250 TL (around €25). You can pay with credit card or cash.
More info from istairport.com
Sabiha Gokcen Airport
The Covid-19 PCR test center of Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is situated on the Arrivals International Landside. You can easily see the clinic (Smartlab), wait in the queue and get your PCR test done.
Turkish citizens can get their results from the e-nabiz system on enabiz.gov.tr
It takes about at least 2,5 hours to get your results. Foreign passengers can get their results printed from the information desk on location.
Test price is 250 TL (around €25).
More info from sabihagokcen.aero