At the start of the summer tourist season, Turkey introduced new restrictions for passengers arriving from abroad in an attempt to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the new measure from official authorities, passengers departing from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be quarantined for 14 days in places determined by the governorates, according to a statement shared by Turkish Airlines. Tuesday. Passengers who have traveled to these countries within the last 14 days will also be asked to submit a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test performed no more than 72 hours before entering Turkey.
The flight bans to Brazil and South Africa have ended (effective June 1) under the new measure, the Turkish national airline said. Passengers arriving from the UK, Iran, Egypt and Singapore will be required to submit a negative result of their PCR tests performed no later than 72 hours prior to entry. Passengers from other countries will not need to submit a negative PCR test result and will not be quarantined if they have been vaccinated at least 14 days before entering Turkey and / or have had the disease and have recovered in the past six months.
“If passengers departing from these countries cannot submit a vaccine certificate or documents proving that they have had the disease according to the stated rules, the submission of a negative PCR test result carried out no more than 72 hours before the ‘entry into Turkey, or a negative result The result of the rapid antigen test carried out at most 48 hours before entering Turkey will be considered sufficient, ”he said.