German travel giant TUI to restart flights to Turkey

The Anglo-German travel company TUI is restarting flights to Antalya, one of the most popular vacation destinations in Turkey, on Saturday, Deutsche Welle Turkish reported.

TUI-associated airlines will be flying from 12 German cities, and flights to Dalaman, Bodrum and Izmir will follow as soon as possible, TUI said.

The announcement came after Germany lifted travel restrictions for Turkey’s four airports in Antalya, Izmir, Aydın and Muğla provinces on Tuesday.

“Turkey is one of the countries German TUI customers traditionally prefer the most for vacations,” TUI CEO Marek Andryszak was cited by DW as saying.

To enter Turkey, incoming tourists will need to show a negative coronavirus test result obtained within two days of travel. Germany will also require a negative test result upon return, which travellers will have to pay for out of pocket.