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Turkey to open doors to 31 countries for health tourism

Turkey will accept patients from 31 countries as of May 20 as it loosens coronavirus restrictions, according to the country's Health Ministry.

An official letter from the ministry lists acceptance conditions for patients, entry to the country, admission to hospital, treatment, discharge and isolation rules.

Some 800 Turkish nationals brought back amid pandemic

More than 800 Turkish nationals were repatriated on May 8 from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of
an initiative by Ankara amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A specially arranged Turkish Airlines flight with 195 Turks from the UAE landed in the Black Sea province of Samsun.
Separately, 280 Turks were evacuated from Kuwait and landed in Sivas province.

Turkey brings back over 3,000 citizens before Ramadan

More than 3,000 Turkish nationals were repatriated from cities around the world April 23 as part of an initiative by
Ankara amid the coronavirus pandemic.

After routine health checks were coordinated by the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), they were brought to dormitories in several cities in Turkey to be quarantined.

Turkish Airlines halting all int’l flights except 5 routes

Turkish Airlines will ground all international flights except five routes from March 27 to April 17, the national flag carrier announced on March 22.

"As of March 27, we will suspend all our international flights except Hong Kong, Moscow, Addis Ababa, New York, and Washington, until April 17," the company's CEO Bilal Ekşi said on Twitter.

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