Turkey restarts international flights amid pandemic

A Turkish Airlines official checks a passenger’s ticket before a London flight from Sabiha Gokcen Airport, in Istanbul, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Turkey has re-started international flights for the first time since planes were grounded on March 28. (Can Erok/DHA via AP)

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UPDATED 7:00 PM PT — Thursday, June 11, 2020

Turkey is resuming international flights after nearly three months of being grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The first departure took place early Thursday from Istanbul to London on a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines. Other initial itineraries include Amsterdam and Berlin, with only legal residents of the destination countries permitted on the flights.

While airports are employing enhanced safety precautions such as temperature checks, some travelers remain wary of taking the journey.

“It all feels very different. I feel like I don’t know what to do and there are new rules for people who arrive in the U.K. , which have been implemented a couple of days ago and I have to self isolate which isn’t a problem for me. I already live on my own, but I just don’t know what to expect. I am really anxious.”

— Amal Hallak, resident of London

Turkey is expected to gradually expand the number of international flights to 40 countries over the coming days.

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