Turkey announces plans to reopen Turkey to UK tourists from May, without the need of restrictions.

Here is all the news you need to know about travelling to the country this summer.

 

Can we travel to Turkey ?

No to be exact, lockdown is still in place which bans all non essential travel.

The exceptions includes health, work or education reasons and as  such all travellers must have a declaration form proving this.

Anyone owning or in the process of either selling or completing a purchase is also allowed to travel.

The Global Travel Taskforce is due to announce on April 12th when this will be. with the earliest likely date being May 17th.

Turkey however is keen to have British Tourists returning from May. with an added no-restrictions or vaccine passports.

Turkish Governments stance on current situation.

 

Turkish Tourism Minister Mehmet Ersoy said “We are looking forward to welcoming British tourists with open arms, as we did safely last summer. We have world-class border processes in place for ensuring travel will be low-risk throughout Turkey.

Current travel restrictions to Turkey presently include the following

Currently, British travellers need to have a travel declaration form to leave the United Kingdom, and a negative Covid test to enter Turkey.

However, Turkey is very likely to lift their entry restrictions in plenty of time for the summer.

This will mean travellers will not have to pay to quarantine or for a negative Covid test.

Mr Ersoy said “We are working with the British authorities to ensure these necessary processes are world-class and up-to-date as possible.

We will not require vaccination passports from international travellers when entering the country.

He added: ” i expect there will be no such requirement from British visitors as the UK Government is rapidly, and impressively, rolling out the vaccination program for the whole nation and a significant portion of the population will be vaccinated by early summer.

To return to the  UK from Turkey, current rules require a Passenger Locater Form and three Covid tests – one before arrival and two during the 10-day quarantine.

These cost £210 for the two tests and must be taken on day 2 and day 8 of the quarantine.

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