Turkey has suspended flights from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Denmark and South Africa

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Turkey is temporarily suspending all flights from the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark and South Africa from December 20 due to a coronavirus mutation.



The Ankara government has decided to suspend all flights arriving from the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark and South Africa. The newly discovered strain seems to have already spread beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. The authorities have not yet given any indication as to the length of the suspension.

Turkish Airlines has announced the suspension of flights to those countries. The passengers, who traveled from the countries to Turkey before the flights were suspended, were subjected to COVID-19 tests upon entering Turkish territory.

The measure taken by the Turkish authorities follows Similar bans taken by dozens of other countries in Europe and around the world on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Apart from the suspension of flights from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Denmark and South Africa, Turkey's air, land and sea borders are open to most passengers. However, non-essential travel with Iran and Iraq remains suspended.

Upon entry into Turkey, any passenger with symptoms must undergo a COVID-19 test and accept quarantine if tested positive. The passenger must pay all costs related to testing and quarantine.

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