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 unfavorable 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 will even be required to current a unfavorable PCR check end result from December 30.

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

The measures will likely be in impact till March 1, the assertion stated. 

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

These passengers will likely be required to get a coronavirus check on day 7 of their quarantine, and will likely be allowed to conclude their quarantine in the event that they obtain a unfavorable end result.  

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

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