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Turkey stops flights from six countries due to virus variants

Turkey is in the process of opening up amid lower COVID-19 cases and vaccine progress.
A Nordwind Airlines check-in desk stands at Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport, on June 22, 2021. Russia resumed flights with Turkey, suspended in April 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Turkey halted flights from several countries on Monday due to concerns about variants of COVID-19.

The Turkish Ministry of the Interior stopped all flights from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka due to new variants of the coronavirus, Turkey’s public broadcaster TRT World reported.

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