Turkey to Welcome Brits Without Jab from May

Turkey is set to join the list of countries willing to accept travellers who have not had the jab – provided they can produce a negative Covid test – when international travel returns in May. The Sun has the story.

Turkey is set to allow sun-seeking jabbed Brits to go on holiday once international travel opens up in May.

The Turkish are poised to let travellers in who have not yet been vaccinated provided they have been tested.

PCR tests in the holiday hotspot are now as low as 30 euros and available in their mega-resorts, alongside cheap Covid insurance packages.

Turkey has also seen a successful vaccine rollout, with 10 million locals jabbed.

And from today people who work at hotels and tourism facilities have been given priority for the jab.

Over 2.5 million Brits every year, and the Sun understands that officials are close to signing off plans to allow Brits to arrive from May 17th.

A well-placed source said: “Turkey is ready and willing to let the British come in as soon as possible, and as safe as possible.

“The tourism industry is massive for Turkey, and they have done everything they can to make people safe and keep the disease at bay…

“Officials from Turkey and the UK have been working together, and I would expect to hear an announcement soon.”

Of course, all of this depends on whether or not we’re allowed to travel at all by May.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Wednesday Brits will have a better understanding on when to book plans this summer from April 12th, when he will publish the review of the Global Travel Taskforce’s recommendations.

But he said he was “hopeful” foreign breaks would go ahead.

As previously reported, countries may be reluctant to restrict tourism when travel reopens for fear of limiting their economic recoveries. While Spain is set to launch vaccine passports for travellers, other countries – including Greece – have announced that they will place no restrictions on those able to produce a negative test.

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