Until now, holidaymakers had been able to apply for a visa after they have arrived, by using at kiosk at the airport in Turkey.
But the government has decided to scrap these kiosks and the wifi areas that allowed visitors to fill out the via form on their smartphones.
The Foreign Office has now issued a warning that reads: "From October 29, self service e-Visa kiosks and wifi areas where visitors can apply for an e-Visa on arrival will no longer be available in Turkish airports.
"You must apply for your e-Visa before you travel."
Holidaymakers must now go to the official Republic of Turkey’s e-visa website, evisa.gov.tr to obtain a visa.
It can be bought up to three months before travel, for a cost of $20, and lasts for 90 days within a 180-day period.
Each visitor must carry a copy of their visa when passing though the airport and it will be verified by passport control.
Turkey has seen a huge resurgence in popularity as a holiday destination for Brits this year.
Fresh from a few years in the wilderness thanks to safety concerns over terror attacks, the Eastern Med country has seen a rise in package holiday bookings.
The biggest draw is budget prices – according to Travel Supermarket, the country is the second cheapest in Europe for all-inclusive holidays after Bulgaria.
The country had five resorts in the list of Europe’s cheapest top 15.
Alanya was in second place, Bodrum in fourth place, Marmaris in eighth place, Antalya in 12th place and Olkudeniz in 15th place.
This is in part because the lira has plummeted against the pound by 35 per cent in the last year, while the euro has gone up in value.
The change in currency value means that hotspots in Spain and France are now unaffordable for some UK holidaymakers.
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