It is really easy and professionally arranged. The testing is modern and does not look like pandemic or end of the world scary lab test!
Getting to the new airport from the city is quite easy as well using the Havaist bus that has a few stops from around town and is very comfortable. The cost is 30TL per person and it took less than an hour to arrive. I think we were a bit lucky with the traffic there. They’ve quite few stops including Besiktas, Taksim, Sultanahmet, Aksaray, etc. More information about them is here.
Location: Level 0 – Arrival Hall Metting Point no 4 (Door 14). Note that you will have to go in through the departures that are upstairs. Door 7 is the closest. Be prepared with your ID and a ticket. Our ticket was a week in advance and was not that thoroughly checked but it was still asked. You might be able to get through without one, but it’s a question.
3:53PM We took the queue number and then went to the waiting room with a screen with numbers and the counters for registration. The names on top (Biotest, Safak, etc) are different companies that are doing the tests and have separate queues in the testing area.
4: 01 PM Registration Counter – We gave our passport and paid 250TL/person. No other documents or information was asked for. Credit card accepted.
4:08PM Test / Sample Collection is in the other area.
4.25PM Done. The whole process took less than 1 hour.
We were told that the result will available in 4 hours. We can download online www.enabiz.gov.tr or yor can request hard copy from information desk.
And true enough the result came very fast indeed. In our case it was only within 3 hours
There you go. Tumbs up for Turkey for the Test Facility set up and the cheapest so far – from 5 countries we been through so far during corona times.