What you need to know as regards travel rules, to make Turkey a great October break.
Posted on 1st October 2021 at 16:10
All the current travel rules for entry to Turkey, as well as what's probably in store!
Turkey came off the RED list on 23 September 2021. This means, travel to Turkey for holidays in now possible.
And a good job too, because Turkey was a favourite destination for UK holiday makers.
In fact, British nationals made over 2.5 million visits to Turkey in 2019.
So what are the current rules? Here's your step by step guide.
ENTRY TO TURKEY
All arrivals into Turkey, except Turkish citizens or residence permit holders, must complete an online form a maximum of 72-hours prior to travel. You do not need to do this if you’re transiting Turkey on the way to another country. The Turkish Governments on line form is here: https://register.health.gov.tr/
Everyone, except children aged 5 and under, must complete an online overseas passenger locator form in the 72 hours before you travel to Turkey.
You will need a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to arriving in Turkey, regardless of vaccination status.
This is not required for those passengers transiting Turkey on the way to another country.
British Citizens travelling to Turkey for tourist or business purposes are able to travel without a visa for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
At the airport
You must wear a face mask at all times whilst in an airport, and for the duration of all flights, to and from Turkey.
Returning to the UK
From 4am on 4th October, UK nationals who have been fully vaccinated, do not need to provide a "FIT to FLY test."
However, until the end of October, you still need to have booked a "Day 2 PCR TEST".
The government has said that from the end of October, fully vaccinated UK travellers will only have to book an LFT test (approx £30 per person), for their "DAY 2".
You also have to complete a UK government Passenger Locator form https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
And there good news for children too!
Under 18s resident in the UK are exempt from self-isolation on arrival. The policy is regardless of a child's vax status.
So what do you get when you get to Turkey?
Well, October average temperatures are 27 °c - though cooler at night.
And for EASTER? April temperatures are around 22 °c
So a lot warmer than the UK!
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