Turkey Extends PCR Test Certificate Requirement for Tourists until December 31

To get onboard air travelers should prove they are not infected with COVID-19

Authorities of the Republic of Turkey have extended the rule of mandatory PCR tests for unvaccinated foreign tourists, according to avianews.com.

All the airlines that implement flights to Turkey have to check their passengers if they have the COVID-19 vaccination certificates (two shots at least 14 days before a trip). Unvaccinated passengers are obliged to show their PCR test certificates (which expire two weeks after the test day) or antigen test results (which expire after 48 hours). 

Another option is a recovery certificate for those who had tested positive or sick but now have recovered. In this case, no additional documents are needed. 

However, without any abovementioned certificates, a passenger won’t be allowed to get on board.

These rules apply to all passengers who travel to Turkey except children under the age of 12 and those who travel by transit.

According to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, fully vaccinated Kazakhstanis can travel with no restrictions to the following countries: Belarus, Hungary, Thailand, Vietnam, Georgia, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Oman and Turkey. In turn, Kazakhstan also doesn’t require any certificates from those countries’ citizens if they are fully vaccinated.

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