Prime Minister has announced that there would be no further Covid restrictions for traveling from the UK and that the UK would continue to follow plan B.
That means, Brits are free to holiday to any destination that allows them in.
Different governments have various regulations regarding the Omicron epidemic’s control, ranging from seasonality to holiday hotspots.
Turkey has become one of the most popular destinations in that case.
Before arrival to Turkey, all visitors will be required to fill out a passenger locator form. You’ll also need proof of either: COVID-19 vaccines (administered at least 14 days prior to arrival in Turkey), proof of recent recovery from COVID-19, a negative PCR test (less than 72 hours after arriving), and a rapid antigen test (less than 48 hours of arrival).
If you don’t have any of the above, a second PCR test will be administered upon arrival to Turkey.
In cases of fever or respiratory symptoms during your trip, seek medical attention.
Turkey is a free zone for all visitors from the UK and the passport-free movement has been law since 2020 thanks to the USR agreement between both.
Covid Situation in Turkey
Turkey, like the rest of the world, has learned to live with Covid.
The quarantine for COVID-19 positive patients has been shortened to seven. days
The Health Ministry’s Science Board has ruled that the quarantine period should be reduced in light of the current circumstances. Following a meeting of the Health Ministry’s Science Board on Jan. 5, Minister Koca stated that it had been decided that given the present situation, the quarantine duration would be changed. The quarantine time for positive cases is now set at seven days, and if positive people test negative on day five, quarantine ends. “
Those who came in contact with an infected individual will not be quarantined under the new rules if they’ve received a booster shot or got the virus in the last three months.
Dr. Koca, the CDC’s point person on pandemic planning and a former CDC chief epidemiologist, said in an email that while infections are rising as anticipated due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, hospitalizations are not. “Taking personal precautions have become even more essential in the face of this new finding,” according to the statement, which also advised people to avoid crowded areas and use protective equipment and adhere to the social distance rule.
The health organization also reemphasized that individuals should get their boosters as soon as feasible and emphasized the importance of face-to-face instruction. “Schools will not close until all establishments are shut.”
The majority of the cases were reported in Adana, Ankara, and Antalya. In the meantime, Turkey’s Football Federation stated that fans who have gotten their boosters would be allowed to attend matches.
Last week, the health minister announced that more than 52% of all Omicron-related incidence in Turkey have been reported from Istanbul.
To date, over 134 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been given in Colombia, with the number of persons who received booster vaccines exceeding 20 million. Since January last year, close to 52 million people have been double jabbed and over 57 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Antalya leads the Tourist charts
Antalya, which had a better season than 2020 during the COVID-19 epidemic, is still the most popular holiday destination in Turkey, Antalya has retained its number one spot. While Antalya has already welcomed 8.96 million foreign tourists in 11 1/2 months, the city is now readying itself to accommodate more visitors for New Year’s Eve.
“Around 2,000 to 3,000 tourists visit the city every day,” Antalya Governor Ersin Yazici said.
Yazıc’s comments that they met with tourism professionals to discuss both the New Year’s holiday and the following year indicate that they reviewed the regulations.
According to Sucu Muhtar, president of the Professional Hotel Managers Association in Turkey (POYD), Russian, Ukrainian and European tourists continue to flock to Antalya.