ANKARA – Turkey Friday further eased travel restrictions and quarantine regulations for Pakistani travellers, starting from September 4.
A statement issued by the Interior Ministry of Turkey said that people, who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, will no longer be required to quarantine themselves for ten days upon arriving in the country.
However, unvaccinated Pakistani travellers will have to quarantine in their residences or addresses that they will declare, while tourists will quarantine at their booked hotels.
They will take PCR test on the 10th day of the quarantine and in case of a negative result, quarantine application will be terminated.
Turkey has further eased quarantine regulations for Pakistani nationals.
– No quarantine for vaccinated persons
– Quarantine at the given addresses for residents & students, at booked hotels for tourists
– 🇹🇷Interior ministry circular translation attachedhttps://t.co/0jGAOCihk2 pic.twitter.com/Agm6v2Zof9
— Pakistan Embassy Turkey (@PakinTurkey) September 3, 2021
The persons who do not take a PCR test on the 10th day will be kept under quarantine for 14 days. In case the test results are positive, the case will be dealt with as per the guidelines of the Turkish Ministry of Health.
Irrespective of vaccination status, all passengers will submit a negative PCR test result that should be made at most 72 hours before their entry into Turkey.
The Pakistan Embassy in Turkey has been in constant touch with the relevant Turkish authorities, seeking ease in travel restrictions.
Meanwhile, Turkey started easing restrictions in recent weeks, limiting the lockdown and opening restaurants to a limited number of customers, after daily cases witnessed a decline.