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Turkey to welcome Brits for summer holidays without need for Covid vaccine

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 16th March, 2021 03:50:00 PM
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Turkey to welcome Brits for summer holidays without need for Covid vaccine

Brits will be able to jet-set off on Turkey holidays this summer without needing to have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the country's tourism minister has confirmed.

Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, The Minister of Culture and Tourism, has said that the country intends to welcome back Brits this summer once the UK has lifted its travel restrictions, and there will be no need to provide proof of a vaccination certificate.

In fact, in April the Turkish authorities are also due to review whether you'll still need to provide proof of a negative PCR test to enter the country.

Mr Ersoy said in a statement: "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.

"We are working with the British authorities to ensure these necessary processes are world-class and as up-to-date as possible. We will not require vaccination passports from international travellers when entering the country."

He also revealed that the authorities will hold a review in April regarding whether UK travellers would still need to show proof of a negative PCR test to enter the country.

Turkey currently operates a 'Safe Tourism Certification Program' in which approved hotels can provide testing facilities for tourists who need test results when departing Turkey. These tests cost approximately £25.

 

Source: Mirror