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Turkey lifts PCR requirement for unvaccinated in some areas

People in Turkey -- including the unvaccinated -- are no longer required to take a PCR test before using public transportation or going to concerts, cinemas or theatres. Public and private sector employees and school personnel are also not required to provide proof of negative tests in order to report to work.

Published January 15,2022

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

Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi said separately on Twitter that the carrier will not require PCR tests on domestic flights.