Turkish Airlines to require negative PCR test result from passengers travelling to Turkey

Turkish Airlines will require all passengers traveling to Turkey to present negative PCR test results before boarding. The tests must have been conducted in the 72 hours prior to the flight.

A Turkish Airlines evacuation flight in London's Heathrow Airport is seen in this file photo.

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Ankara is now requiring all passengers traveling internationally to Turkey to present a negative PCR test result at the airport, Turkish Airlines said in an official statement on Dec. 30.

"Passengers flying to Turkey or another country via Turkey are required to submit a negative PCR test, sampled maximum 72 hours prior to their flight, as per the current regulation in Turkey," the airline noted on their website. 

While passengers under six will not be required to present test results, anyone who fails to present negative results will be barred from boarding Turkish Airlines flights. 

Although Turkish Airlines suspended flights to and from Britain, the Netherlands, and Denmark as a precaution against the novel mutation of the coronavirus, the flagship carrier has resumed operations with other countries.