Due to new COVID-19 Variant, Turkey has banned flights from six countries, including India


Due to the new coronavirus strains, Turkey have banned all the flights and all direct travel from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, according to the Interior Ministry.

Those people who arrive from other places but have been in the countries listed within the last 14 days will have to present their negative reports of RT-PCR Test within a maximum of 72 hours or 3 days before they enter Turkey and they will have to stay in quarantine for 14 days, it said.

Those who are planning to visit Turkey from Pakistan and Afghanistan or who have been there in past 14 days they will have to quarantine in Turkey for at least 10 days upon arrival, it said.

Those who are coming from the United Kingdom (UK), Iran, Egypt and Singapore will have to present their negative RT-PCR test reports within 72 hours or 3 days prior to arrival, the ministry added.

For the first time over 3 months, India reported less than 40,000 New Daily COVID-19 Cases. India reported 37,566 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours and 907 deaths were recorded in 24 hours – the lowest in last 77 days – taking the total fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic to over 3.97 lakh and this is the second day when number of deaths have remained below 1,000.

India have vaccination more than 32 crores, and out of 32 crore population – more than 5 crore people are fully vaccinated. India have administered more doses than US yet.