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Turkey has postponed new entry regulations for Ukrainians with mandatory PCR test

PCR test for entering Turkey: new entry regulations have been postponed to June 4, 2021. Photo: unsplash / @ jeremymura

PCR test for entering Turkey: new entry regulations have been postponed to June 4, 2021. Photo: unsplash / @ jeremymura

Turkey's requirement for Ukrainians to do a PCR test for coronavirus upon entering the country has been postponed until June 3.

According to the Turkish Embassy in Ukraine, the new regulations will take effect on June 4. This decision is due to the exclusion of misunderstandings when implementing a new arrangement.

The Ukrainian office of Turkish Airlines informed the Ukrainian edition avianews that until June 3, inclusive, passengers will be able to depart on scheduled flights without presenting a test certificate. At the same time, Pegasus Airlines will operate under the new regulations from June 4.

Regulations of entry to Turkey from June 4

To enter the country, travellers need to present one of the following documents:

  • PCR test done within 72 hours before crossing the border;
  • rapid antigen test done 48 hours before entry;
  • official certificate of vaccinations received within the last 14 days;
  • official certificate that you have had COVID-19 in the past six months.

The new regulations also apply to children, but Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines told avianews.com that they will not require tests for children under the age of 6. The requirements will not apply to those who make a transfer at Turkish airports for flights to third countries and do not go out to the country, as well as pilots and flight attendants.

Context. The day before, Turkey announced that it had returned the requirement for passengers arriving from Ukraine for a mandatory PCR test. It was canceled for the citizens of our country from May 17. Ukrainians arriving in Turkey by land, sea and air did not have to provide a PCR test.

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