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Published on Friday, April 23, 2021

Turkey lifts UK flight ban

Turkey has lifted the suspension on direct flights from the UK.

It also confirmed that no vaccination certificates will be required for international travellers entering the country.

For the time being, only a negative PCR test result must be presented.

A priority vaccination program is already underway for employees at hotels and other tourist facilities across Turkey for the forthcoming tourism season.

Moe than 20 million vaccination doses have been administered in Turkey as of 22 April 2021. 

Turkey continues investing in the 'Safe Tourism Certification Program', which makes certification compulsory for accommodation facilities with 30 or more rooms.

So far, more than 8,000 facilities have been certified.

All hotels certified under the 'Safe Tourism Certification Program' provide testing facilities for tourists so they can obtain test results, if needed, before departing Turkey for the UK or elsewhere.

PCR tests cost approximately €30 (about. £26) and can also be carried out at Turkey's international airports.

Two and a half million British tourists visited Turkey in 2019.

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