The passengers from eight countries including Pakistan will be quarantined for 14 days on arrival in Turkey from Tuesday (today).
The national flag carrier airline of Turkey, Turkish Airlines announced that in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19 the government had announced some conditions regarding entry into the country which would be effective from June 1, 2021.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka are also included in the list of the countries along Pakistan whose passengers will not just be quarantined in Turkey but they would have to submit negative PCR test report before boarding for Turkey.
“Passengers departing from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and those who are understood to be in these countries in the last 14 days will be requested to submit a negative PCR test report 72 hours before entering to Turkey, and these passengers will be quarantined for 14 days in places determined by the governorships.
“If the PCR test result to be made at the end of the 14th day of the quarantine is negative, the quarantine measure will be terminated. Passengers whose PCR test result is positive will be taken into isolation and the measure will be terminated with a negative PCR test result which will be made at the end of the 14th day. The flight bans to Brazil and South Africa ended within this framework,” read the statement issued by the airline.
While the passengers arriving in the country from the United Kingdom, Iran, Egypt and Singapore would only be required to submit negative PCR test result maximum 72 hours before their entry.
On the other hand, people coming from any other country will be required to submit the document issued by the country’s authorities stating that they have been vaccinated at least fortnight before their entry to Turkey of have had the disease and cured within the last six months.