Can I travel to Turkey and why is it on the red list? UK holiday rules and quarantine restrictions

MORE countries were added to the green list last night, with Brits able to visit new destinations without restriction from next week.

With Turkey being a popular holiday destination, here is everything you need to know about a holiday to the country.

Turkey holidays are popular with British tourists[/caption]

Can I go on holiday to Turkey?

Turkey remains on the red list, meaning all travel is banned to the country.

This means Brits will need the following when returning to the UK:

  • A negative test taken pre-arrival
  • A mandatory ten-day quarantine at a government hotel, costing £1,750
  • Two Covid tests, taken on day two and day eight

Double-jabbed Brits will still have to follow the red list rules, as this remains unchanged following the rules that fully vaccinated travellers can avoid quarantine from amber list countries.

What are the travel restrictions for Turkey?

Brits do not need to be vaccinated to travel to Turkey – passengers from the UK only need to have a negative test to enter.

However there are limited direct flights between UK and Turkey due the Foreign Office advising against all but essential travel to the country based on Covid risks.

This is despite hopes it could be moved to the amber list as daily Covid case rates have dropped from 60,000 to 5,000.

Turkey has lifted most lockdown restrictions, including all curfews.

Only mandatory masks and social distancing rules remain in the country, although this could be lifted from September.

The country remains on the red list[/caption]

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