Turkey could open its borders to British tourists this summer without a vaccination certificate.
UK citizens could travel to Turkey for tourism this summer, even if they are not vaccinated against Covid-19. After April 15, Turkey will re-evaluate the situation and decide whether visitors will still have to submit the negative result of a PCR test performed up to 72 hours before entering Turkish territory..
More than 10 million doses of vaccine have been given in Turkey.
Turkey has attracted 2.5 million British tourists in 2019 and continues to take the necessary steps to ensure that those who decide to travel for tourism will be safe. beautiful resorts in Antalya, Istanbul or other resorts in Turkey are waiting to receive tourists in the summer season 2021.
Turkey has established a priority vaccination program for hotel staff and special safety and health measures will be taken for the summer season. Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said: "We look forward to welcoming British tourists with open arms. We are working with the UK authorities to ensure that those who decide to travel are safe. ”
"We will not require vaccination passports for international travelers when they enter Turkey."
Ersoy added that "After April 15, we will re-analyze the number of cases, re-evaluate the situation and then decide whether to continue to demand negative PCR tests from British citizens entering Turkey. I expect there will be no such requirement in the future for British visitors, as the British government has implemented an impressive nationwide vaccination program, and a significant portion of the population will be vaccinated by early summer. ”
He continued: "To ensure that our visitors can enjoy a safe vacation at all stages of their journey, we will continue to invest in"Safe tourism certification program", Launched in 2020. The program will work this year and will be mandatory for hotels and other accommodation facilities, which have 30 rooms or more."
The tests cost about 30 euros and are also available to be performed at the country's international airports.
All certified hotels offer testing facilities for tourists so that they can get the test results, if necessary, before leaving Turkey for the UK or their destination country.
Tourists visiting Turkey are also offered a special insurance package, starting at 15 euros. It covers possible expenses related to Covid-19, such as treatments, medications and the costs of emergency care. The insurance is only valid if visitors are treated at a state hospital or a private COVID-19 hospital during their stay in Turkey.
The Covid-19 Accommodation Assistance Insurance also guarantees coverage for any additional accommodation expenses that may be required during the trip. These expenses will be covered following the issuance of a medical report by which the insured persons will be kept under supervision in a previously approved hotel.
"We are confident that vaccination programs in both the UK and Turkey will make this season even safer than last season. To date, more than 10 million doses of vaccine have been given in Turkey. "