Update: June 02, 2021 9:04 AM STI
Ankara [Turkey], June 2 (ANI): In order to curb the spread of Covid-19, Turkey has made 14 days of institutional quarantine mandatory for passengers from eight countries, including India.
According to a new travel advisory shared by Turkish Airlines on Tuesday, people from eight countries including Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa and Nepal will be put in quarantine for 14 days in places determined by the governors.
Passengers who have traveled to these countries within the last 14 days will also be asked to submit a negative result of the PCR test performed no more than 72 hours before entering the country.
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 present a vaccination 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 rapid negative antigen test result obtained at most 48 hours before entry into Turkey will be considered sufficient, ”he said.
Turkey has confirmed 7,112 new cases of COVID-19, including 602 symptomatic patients, as the total number of infections in the country has reached 5,256,516. The death toll from the virus in Turkey has increased from 129 to 47,656 , while the total number of recoveries rose to 5,124,081 after 9,457 others recovered in the past 24 hours, according to Turkey’s health ministry. (ANI)