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Turkey suspends flights from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka

Christian Fernsby |
Turkey has halted flights from six nations and mulls plans to conduct vaccinations on a tighter schedule to counter the Delta variant of COVID-19 as the country is preparing to move to a new phase in normalization on Thursday.

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Flights from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka have been suspended until further notice, the Interior Ministry announced in a directive on June 28, saying that the course of the pandemic in some countries showed a recent escalation due to the new variants of the COVID-19 virus.

The people arriving in Turkey from another country after having been in one of these countries in the last 14 days will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result conducted in the last 72 hours.

They will also be quarantined at places determined by local governor’s offices for 14 days.

The ministry’s circular added that passengers arriving in Turkey from the U.K., Iran, Egypt, and Singapore will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result obtained in the last three days.

Of the people coming to Turkey from other countries, those who can provide a document showing the administering of a virus vaccine in the last 14 days or recovery from COVID-19 in the last six months will not be required a test result or to be quarantined.

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