EghtesadOnline: Iranian tourists or those with resident permits can travel to Turkey under certain conditions, IranAir, the country’s flag carrier airline, has announced.
All passengers above the age of 2 need to submit their negative coronavirus test results. The test should have been carried out within 72 hours of the flight and must be translated, Mehr News Agency reported.
No carry-on luggage on wheels is allowed on board the flight and passengers may only have backpacks or handbags with them.
Turkish officials have also announced that using facemasks on board the plane and in airports is mandatory.
After months-long hiatus caused by the outbreak of coronavirus, the Iranian airline, IranAir, resumed its weekly flights to Turkey’s Ankara on Dec. 23.
As scheduled, the flight will depart from Imam Khomeini International Airport at 09:45 a.m. and the return flight will leave Ankara Esenboga Airport the same day at 01:55 p.m. local time, IRNA quoted Hossein Jahani, director general of IranAir’s Public Relations Department, as saying.
The national flag carrier is also operating two weekly flights between Tehran and Istanbul.
Flights between the two neighboring countries were suspended from Oct. 4, based on a decision by Turkish civil aviation authority.
As per IranAir's announcement, Turkish aviation authorities have issued a permit for the flag carrier to operate limited flights between the two countries following a series of talks between the two countries' officials.