Published On: Fri, Aug 14th, 2020

SunExpress shares points to consider on flights between Turkey and Europe


Many countries have begun lifting travel bans following control of Covid-19. Airline companies operating in Turkey are also continuing to update their travel information. SunExpress, a partner of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa explained what needs to be considered on flights between Turkey and Europe as follows:

Announcing the current travel information on coronavirus on its website, SunExpress shared following travel warning concerning Turkey:

“The Government of the Republic of Turkey has completely lifted travel bans for citizens of all countries. If you are concerned about your return from Turkey, we would like to remind you that your return will be possible under the rules of the country to which you are travelling.

When entering Turkey, all passengers will be subject to a health check and tests will be applied to passengers who show signs of illness. Passengers whose test results are positive will be treated within the borders of Turkey”.

The warning reminded that Germany had removed the travel warning applied for Turkey for Aydin, Izmir, Muğla (Bodrum and Dalaman) and Antalya cities on 4 August 2020 and went on to say following:

“All guests travelling from Turkey to Germany as off Friday August 7 at 23.59 pm are required to have COVID-19 test made within the last 48 hours prior to their flight and present the negative test results to our staff before boarding. In this context: The test will also be valid upon arrival in Germany. Therefore, there is no need to take a second test in Germany. Testing centers have been established in all major airports and Public Health Laboratories in Turkey.

Passengers returning from cities other than those mentioned above are also required to show their test results. The test fee must be paid by the passenger. Some major tour operators prefer to cover the test fees. It is not mandatory for baby guests between the ages of 0-2 and passengers who are on a continuing flight from abroad to Germany via Turkey to take PCR testing. If the test result is positive, we will not be able to accept passengers on our flights. The passengers concerned will be quarantined and can be treated in Turkey if they accept the method to be applied.”

The warning from SunExpress included travel information to European countries:

“Under the current conditions, travel from Turkey to European countries is only possible for passengers who meet the following conditions. We are unable to accept passengers who are excluded from this scope on our flights for the time being. However, as this situation can change continuously, we ask you to follow up on current information regarding travel restrictions in Europe.

Important information: depending on the decisions taken by countries, we would like to remind you that it is possible to undergo health checkups such as fever measurement, PCR testing at departing or arrival airports, or quarantine at your destination. We recommend that you obtain information about the rules applicable to your destination prior to your trip. (tg/1308)

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