Mid-term kudos for UK holidaymakers as Turkey relaxes strict PCR testing rules


Turkey has announced that double-vaccinated British holidaymakers do not need proof of a negative PCR test to enter the popular destination.

The easing of Covid rules and the removal of Turkey from the travel red list are expected to attract large numbers of visitors to the resorts of Antalya, Dalaman and Izmir with flights from various UK airports.

The Turkish Tourist Board said: “Turkey is ready and delighted to welcome travelers from across the UK again this month and beyond. Without any PCR testing requirements, and following our removal from the UK government’s Red List, traveling to Turkey couldn’t be easier. “

Steve Heapy, Managing Director of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, added: “Turkey is one of our most popular destinations for guests looking for a late summer sun, an October vacation or a sunny day. winter, this is therefore great news for UK holidaymakers. .

“Since restarting flights and vacations to Turkey from all of our UK bases last month, we have seen huge demand and this will only increase following this positive news.

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“Moreover, it is another welcome step on the road to a proper international reopening. We urge other governments overseas to follow the Turkish government in allowing UK holidaymakers to reap the benefits of the vaccine rollout.

“We have spoken to the Turkish government about the impact of expensive testing on hard-working clients and families, so we applaud this decision.”

TUI is also resuming flights to Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir.

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