Turkey is to allow fully vaccinated British holidaymakers and children under 12 years old test-free entry with immediate effect.
However, holidaymakers who aren’t vaccinated and those who’ve received just one shot -including children from the age of 12 – will still need to take a test before arrival.
Turkey was removed from the UK’s red travel list last week, meaning it’s now one of the most accessible destinations for British holidaymakers.
Jet2 CEO Steve Heapy immediately welcomed the news, which comes in time for half-term.
“Turkey is one of our most popular destinations for customers who want some late-summer sunshine, an October break or some winter sun, so this really is fantastic news for UK holidaymakers,” he said.
“Since restarting flights and holidays to Turkey from all of our UK bases last month we have experienced enormous demand and this will only increase further on the back of such positive news.
“Additionally, it is another welcome step on the road to reopening international properly. We urge other overseas Governments to follow the Turkish Government in allowing UK holidaymakers to reap the benefits of the vaccine rollout.
“We have been speaking to the Turkish Government about the impact of costly testing burdens on hardworking customers and families, so we applaud this decision.
“As the UK’s leading tour operator to Turkey, we are delighted at this news and we now look forward to taking even more customers on their well-deserved flights and holidays.”