Turkey lifts PCR requirement for unvaccinated in some areas - Anadolu

by Reuters
Saturday, 15 January 2022 13:16 GMT

ISTANBUL, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Turkey will no longer require unvaccinated individuals to take a PCR test for COVID-19 before using planes, buses or other transportation, or before attending events such as concerts, plays or movies, the state-owned Anadolu Agency said on Saturday.

Citing the interior ministry, Anadolu said unvaccinated civil servants, private-sector employees and school personnel will also not be required to take a PCR test.

Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi said separately on Twitter that the carrier will not require PCR tests on domestic flights. (Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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