Turkey abolishes visa rules for Britons
Turkey, historically a prime vacationer vacation spot for British holidaymakers, is abolishing its present visa rules and expenses for UK vacationers from 2 March 2020.
This welcome morsel of fine information comes at a time when British travellers face more durable crimson tape when getting into EU nations from 1 January 2021.
Currently, British travellers should apply on-line for a allow to journey to Turkey and pay US$35 (£27). A spokesman a the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara introduced:
As of two March 2020, Turkey has determined to exempt visa necessities for the members of the European Union Schengen space, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland in addition to the United Kingdom residents for touristic travels to Turkey for each 90 days inside 180 day interval.
“This step goals at growing our tourism potential with these nations in addition to additional creating our commerce, financial and cultural relations.
The Foreign Office says:
The Turkish authorities advise that your passport ought to be legitimate for a minimum of six months from the date you enter Turkey and that there’s a full clean web page for the entry and exit stamps.
The transfer has been applauded by the journey trade who final 12 months collectively despatched over two million vacationers to Turkey in 2019. Steve Heapy, chief govt of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays mentioned:
The elimination of Turkish visa expenses is implausible information for British holidaymakers, because it means more cash of their pockets.
Brits Patrick Ikhena, heads of journey at comparethemarket.com, mentioned:
Tourists will probably give a thumbs up, with the current price of the visa equating to roughly £27 at present trade charges, and now not having to fill out a web-based type earlier than getting into the nation. In an age of low-cost flights to Europe, this transfer may entice a brand new crop of British vacationers to go to Turkey.
TIP: Some journey insurers embody Turkey of their European journey cowl, whereas others embody it of their Worldwide cowl. Do verify earlier than you journey in case you are lined.