Passengers arrive at Istanbul airport in Turkey on December 21.
Passengers arrive at Istanbul airport in Turkey on December 21. Abidin Mutlu Bozdag/Anadolu Company/Getty Photographs

Turkey would require a adverse coronavirus check from air passengers getting into the nation from December 28, in line with the Turkish well being minister. 

Vacationers getting into by way of sea and land borders can even be required to current a adverse PCR check outcome from December 30.

The check have to be carried out inside 72 hours of boarding, Well being Minister Fahrettin Koca mentioned in an announcement Friday.

The measures can be in impact till March 1, the assertion mentioned. 

Along with the coronavirus check, Turkey can even require a compulsory dwelling quarantine for individuals who have been within the UK, Denmark or South Africa within the earlier 10 days, the assertion mentioned.

These passengers can be required to get a coronavirus check on day 7 of their quarantine, and can be allowed to conclude their quarantine in the event that they obtain a adverse outcome.  

Turkey has finalized a deal to acquire the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, Koca mentioned in a tweet. The deal consists of 550,000 doses to be delivered by early January and 4.5 million doses by the top of March, the tweet added.

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