Iraq suspends flights to Turkey due to rising COVID-19 cases
Iraqi authorities have suspended flights to Turkey on Sunday citing the recent rise in coronavirus infections in Turkey, Daily Sabah said.
Iraq reopened Baghdad and southern airports last week for international travel after months of closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Turkey has been hit hard by the pandemic, and infections and deaths rising slightly since restrictions were eased, beginning in early June. Health experts have been warning that the spread of COVID-19 could spike with relaxed anti-virus measures.
Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines has been gradually restarting international flights since June 11 as some governments lifted travel warnings on the country.