Turkey to resume domestic flights as of June 1

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Turkey, which halted domestic and international flights in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, will resume domestic flights as of June 1, according to a statement from Turkey’s transportation minister. 

Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu announced on Saturday that people will be able to travel from İstanbul to Ankara, İzmir, Antalya and Trabzon as of June 1.

All passengers must receive the code of a special mobile application that confirms the absence of COVID-19. The obligation to wear masks and abide by the rules of social distancing will also be in place. In addition, passengers will not be allowed to bring hand baggage on board.

Turkey reported its first COVID-19 case on March 11.

As of Sunday, Turkey’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 reached 163,942, while its COVID-19 death toll hit 4,540, according to a statement from Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

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