TURKEY has become the latest holiday destination popular with Brits to confirm a case of coronavirus.

The country has long been praised for handling the outbreak after managing to avoid the contagious virus.

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However, one man has tested positive and Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said a patient is currently in quarantine while his family are being monitored, and local media claims he had recently travelled to Europe.

Local media reports he had recently travelled to Europe and other citizens were being urged not to travel abroad.

Turkey was one of the last destinations around the world which is popular with British holidaymakers to be hit by coronavirus, as rising numbers are confirmed in France, Spain and Greece.

Thailand and the US have also reported cases of coronavirus, while numbers in the UK are also rising.

Turkey has already introduced strict measures for people visiting the country.


The latest advice from the UK government warns: "All international passengers are being screened with a thermal camera. Those displaying signs of a temperature will then be referred to a medical adviser.

"You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities."

If you have travelled to Italy in the past 14 days, you will be banned from entering the country.

Turkey has long been a popular holiday location for British tourists, with more than 2.5 million annual visits, as holidaymakers often heading to coastline resorts such as Antalaya, Bodrum and Dalaman.

New changes for Brits heading to Turkey include the removal of visas, making it easier to visit, as well as cheap all-inclusive deals.

Brits can find cheap airfares as airlines slash the price due to a fall in demand – although run the risk of them being cancelled at the last minute.

Package holidays are up to a third cheaper than last year, with Dubai being a big bargain.

One thing you do need is travel insurance, and we've rounded up the best providers who will protect you from coronavirus.

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