Is it safe to go on holiday to Turkey? Latest travel advice | The Sun

A 7.8 earthquake hit Turkey yesterday, with the death toll exceeding 1,000.

Here is the latest travel advice if you are heading to Turkey soon.

Is it safe to travel to Turkey?

The UK Foreign Office has updated the travel advice following the earthquake.

The website currently warns: "A 7.8 earthquake hit Gaziantep and neighbouring provinces in the south east of Turkey on 6 February 2023.

"There have been several strong after-shocks. You should avoid the immediate vicinity and follow the advice of the local authorities."

Most of Turkey is usually safe to visit as a tourist.

There are just a few locations that the UK government advise against travelling to, which includes the border with Syria.

It is also advised against visiting Sirnak or the province of Hakkari.

However, the popular holiday resorts such as Bodrum, Antalya and Istanbul remain safe for tourists.

There is also a warning in regard to alcoholic drinks in the country which are often stronger than the UK.

Anyone drinking in Turkey should drink within their limits and keep an eye on their drinks to avoid being spiked.

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What are the entry rules for Turkey?

All Covid restrictions for Turkey were lifted last summer – this means Brits do not have to be vaccinated or have a negative Covid test.

This could change at short notice so Brits with holidays booked are advised to check the entry restrictions before they travel.

Make sure to also have a copy of your passport as some villas in holiday resorts have been targeted by thieves.

This should be carried with you at all times – it is illegal not to carry some form of photographic ID in Turkey.

Brits also need to have at least 150 days left on their passport to be able to travel to Turkey, as well as a full blank page for entry and exit stamps.

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And here is how to do cheap 5* holidays in Turkey.

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