Turkey has lifted the suspension of direct flights from the UK ahead of the government released details of its traffic light system for relaxing overseas travel.
Officials have also announced that no vaccination certificates will be required for international travellers entering the country. For the time being, only a negative PCR test result will be needed.
Besides, tourists visiting Turkey are also being offered a special insurance deal, starting at €15 to cover Covid-19 related expenses such as treatment, medication and emergency care costs that may be incurred if visitors are taken to a state-owned or private hospital during their stay.
Moreover, the Covid-19 Accommodation Support Insurance guarantees to cover any extra accommodation expenses that may be necessary, following the issuance of a medical report requiring them to be kept under supervision in a hotel.
To further reassure visitors to Turkey, priority vaccination for employees at hotels and other tourist facilities is taking place for the summer season.
More than 20.7 million doses have been administered in Turkey.
More than 8,000 facilities have been certified in a ‘safe tourism’ scheme covering accommodation with 30 or more rooms.
Certified properties provide testing facilities for tourists so they can obtain test results before departing Turkey for the UK or elsewhere.
PCR tests cost approximately €30 and are also available to be carried out at Turkey’s international airports.
Airlines flying from the UK include Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, British Airways, EasyJet, Jet2, Tui, Sun Express. Freebird Airlines and Wizz Air have announced new routes this summer.
Two and a half million British tourists visited Turkey in 2019, with visitors staying in popular areas including Istanbul, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir.