Turkey reduces quarantine period for passengers arriving from
Pakistan, Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): The Turkish authorities on Tuesday
issued revised policy regarding the mandatory quarantine requirement
on passengers arriving in Turkey. As per the new policy, which will go
into effect on 1st July 2021, the quarantine period for passengers
arriving from Pakistan and Afghanistan has been reduced from 14 to
10 days.
Meanwhile, passengers arriving from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal,
South Africa, and Sri Lanka will continue to observe the mandatory 14-
day quarantine period. The Turkish authorities have also informed that
additional details on quarantine arrangements including options for
passengers from Pakistan will be issued soon.
Ever since the quarantine requirements were first issued for
passengers from Pakistan on 1st June 2021, the Embassy of Pakistan
in Ankara has remained in touch with the relevant Turkish authorities
and continues to share details of the improving COVID-19 situation in
Pakistan as a result of the policies adopted by the Government of
Pakistan. Based on the scientific data, the Turkish authorities have
been requested to revisit the policy of mandatory quarantine
requirement for passengers arriving from Pakistan.
The Embassy of Pakistan will continue to remain engaged with the
Turkish authorities on the matter. Passengers traveling from Pakistan
to Turkey are kindly advised to review their travel plans in the light of
revised regulations.

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