Turkish Airlines announces relaxed COVID-19 restrictions

Turkey's flagship carrier Turkish Airlines announced their relaxed COVID-19 restrictions on June 1 in accordance with the new phase of normalization the country entered. International passengers will not be required to present negative PCR test results upon entering Turkey if they can present vaccination cards or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months, the airline said.

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Turkish Airlines, Turkey's flagship carrier, announced relaxed COVID-19 restrictions on international travels on June 1 as part of the new phase of the country's normalization process. 

International travelers will not be required to present negative PCR results if they can prove they've been vaccinated in the past 14 days or that they've recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months.

If passengers can't present either, they will be required to offer negative results for either a PCR test from the past 72 hours or an antibody test from the past 48 hours.

The airline lifted travel bans on Brazil and South Africa, although passengers from these two states will be required to present a negative PCR result from the past 72 hours, and will be quarantined for 14 days. 

Passengers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will also be required to present negative test results and remain in quarantine upon entry to Turkey. 

Passengers from the United Kingdom, Iran, Egypt and Singapore will be mandated to offer proof of a negative PCR test result from the 72 hours preceding their flight, the airline noted. 

The airline will maintain the requirement for all incoming passengers to fill out an Entry Form, and the requirement that all domestic passengers present their unique state-assigned travel code.