Turkey could be removed from the ‘red’ travel list as the Government is due to review the traffic light system for international travel this week.
Turkey is a popular destination for Brits who have not been able to travel there for about a year due to the cornavirus pandemic.
National reports suggest analysts believe Turkey could be removed the red list which has the strictest restrictions. Under current rules, travellers will have to quarantine on their return from the country in a hotel for ten days, which could cost £2,285.
Pressure is mounting for Turkey to be made amber which would mean all adults who have had two vaccine doses and under-18s could avoid quarantine on their return to the UK, the Mirror reports.
Other popular destinations, including Spain, Portugal and Greece, are likely to stay amber.
Paul Charles, founder of the PC Agency travel consultancy, told The Times: “Turkey very much deserves to be on the amber list as it has some of the best Covid safety policies in place, especially in hotels and other tourist areas and has worked hard to reduce its infection rates.
“Many agree it feels safer there than it does in the UK.”
When will the lists be updated?
The reviews to the traffic travel system typically take place every three weeks, with the last update made on Thursday, August 5.
The last two announcements have broken with the routine of changes being unveiled on Thursdays.
Therefore, the next announcement, which will be made shortly before pupils return to schools, is likely to come on either Wednesday, August 25 or Thursday, August 26.
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