Turkey tightens entry rules due to COVID-19

The total number of infected people in Turkey has now exceeded 2.11 million. More than 19 thousand people have died, and more than 1.97 million have recovered.

The Turkish authorities have ordered arriving air passengers to provide a negative PCR test for the COVID-19 coronavirus from December 28. Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca said this on Friday, December 25.

“All passengers arriving in Turkey from December 28 by air and from December 30 by land or sea will have to have a negative PCR test done no earlier than 72 hours before entering the country. Those traveling to Turkey by plane will have to provide it. result before boarding the aircraft, “- said in a statement by the head of the Ministry of Health.

It is indicated that these measures will last until March 1, 2021.

The coronavirus was first detected in Turkey on March 10 in a local resident who returned from Europe. The total number of infected people in the country to date has exceeded 2.11 million. 19,371 people have died, more than 1.97 million patients have recovered.

Recall that the WHO believes that the world is in the middle of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic.

It also became known that a special mutation COVID-19 was found in Nigeria. It has similarities with the type of coronavirus recorded in South Africa.

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