Thousands of holidaymakers that would have once traveled to Spain for a break, are now choosing to visit the likes of Mexico and Turkey according to TUI.
Mainland Spain and the Canary Islands require British travelers over the age of 12 to be double jabbed. This is causing disruption, as many youngsters have not had their second vaccine because they have contracted Covid-19 in the last six weeks.
Alternatively, many children are yet to complete the 12 week period between first and second doses.
According to travel operators, this has resulted in many families delaying their holidays to Spain or changing plans to a new destination.
Though previously on the UK Government’s red travel list over the country’s accuracy of Covid-19 case reporting and vaccination rate, travel to Turkey is now back on and proving incredibly popular.
A year before the pandemic halted travel, over two million British holidaymakers visited Turkey.
Now, almost two years after the virus first grounded international travel, it seems Brits are heading back to Istanbul, Dalaman and Bodrum.
Turkey entry requirements
Along with your passport and other typical travel documents, Turkey has several entry requirements.
All travelers must complete the online form (Form for Entry to Turkey)a maximum of 72 hours before traveling to enter Turkey if aged six and over – not needed for transit passengers.
If you’re fully vaccinated you can enter Turkey without needing to test or quarantine, but at least 14 days must have passed since your second vaccine dose.
Travelers may be subject to temperature checks and a PCR test on arrival.
If you are unvaccinated you will need to show official proof of a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival or rapid antigen test 48 hours before entry.
You may also show proof of recovery from Covid-19 in the last six months as a means of entering.