Turkey restarts international flights, lifts some coronavirus travel measures

Turkey restarts international flights, lifts some coronavirus travel measures
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Updated 12 June 2020

Turkey restarts international flights, lifts some coronavirus travel measures

Turkey restarts international flights, lifts some coronavirus travel measures
  • Airport authorities were checking arrivals’ temperatures and making sure that social distancing rules were being followed
  • Flights resumed with Germany, UK and Netherlands

DUBAI: Turkey is gradually resuming international flights, weeks after airports were closed due to coronavirus restrictions, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
Turkey’s national airline Turkish Airlines have started flights to Germany, UK and the Netherlands from Istanbul International Airport.
Airport authorities were checking arrivals’ temperatures and making sure that social distancing rules were being followed. 
International flights from Istanbul’s second airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport, have also resumed. 
A subsidiary of Turkish Airliness, Anadolu Jet has restarted flights to Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Munich.
The country has also lifted the 14-day home quarantine for citizens coming back to visit Turkey, another report by Hurriyet Daily added.
“During the summer period, we will assist our citizens abroad who are on a journey to homeland,” Abdullah Eren, the head of Turkey’s Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities, said in a statement.
Transit passages for Turkish nationals coming from Europe vial land were also opened.
Around 6 million Turks reside in European countries and in recent years around 700,000 of them drove to Turkey, the report added.