Turkey says no to flights, passengers from Bangladesh, five other countries due to fear of new Covid-19 variants
Ankara, June 29: Turkey has stopped flights and travellers from Bangladesh and five other nations due to new variants of the coronavirus, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
The other five nations are Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
A person who arrives in Turkey from other places but has been in the aforementioned six nations within the last 14 days, will need to show a negative PCR test within a maximum of 72 hours before entry. Once allowed to enter, the person will need to quarantine for 14 days, the ministry said.
Passengers from Pakistan and Afghanistan or those who have been there in the last 14 days, will need to undergo a 10-day quarantine period in Turkey.
The ministry added that passengers from the United Kingdom, Iran, Egypt and Singapore will need a negative PCR test- done 72 hours prior to arrival- to enter the country.