TURKEY remains one of the safest holiday destinations for Brits when it comes to avoiding surprise quarantine restrictions, as new daily cases remain low.
While Spain and Portugal both report a spike in new infections, Turkey is still in the UK’s ‘green’ zone.
The UK, using data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) puts countries at risk if they go above 20 new daily cases per 100,000 people, cumulatively over a seven day period.
Turkey is currently at 13.9 – lower than Spain (133.6), Portugal (24.3) and even the UK (21.3).
The country has confirmed 283,270 cases and 6,782 deaths, with new daily cases remaining below 2,000 since the beginning of May.
“In Bodrum, there have been reports of people saying that they feel safer than ever and that they are doing testing in the hotels. It seems they are doing everything they can to keep numbers down.”
Brits who fancy a trip to Turkey can also take advantage of some great deals from £202 per person, although caution is advised if booking far in advance – travel restrictions can change at the last minute.
Here are some of the bargains you can take advantage of if you travel in the next day or two.
- Three to seven nights with return flights with TUI – from £202pp (or all-inclusive from £499pp)
- Seven nights with return flights with Jet2 – from £326pp (or all-inclusive from £547pp)
- Five nights with return flights with easyJet – from £357pp
Turkey’s plunging lira has also made the country this summer’s bargain destination.
A couple of years ago £1 would buy 6.1 lira, but with today’s exchange rate it has risen to 9.70 lira – making the Mediterranean destination much cheaper.
While the country has recently made face masks in all public spaces, including outdoors, mandatory, Turkey has continued to enforce health checks and temperature checks tests on arrival at the airport.
Anyone with symptoms will then have to take a coronavirus test – anyone testing positive force to quarantine.
Those who do not abide by the face mask rule may be issued with a fine of 900 TL (£106).