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

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey yesterday and the death toll passed over 1,000.

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

Here's everything you need to know about vacationing in Turkey this year


Here’s everything you need to know about vacationing in Turkey this yearPhoto credit: Getty

Is it safe to travel to Turkey?

The UK Foreign Office has updated travel advice in the wake of the earthquake.

The website warns: “A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Gaziantep and neighboring provinces in southeastern Turkey on February 6, 2023.

“There were several strong aftershocks. You should avoid the immediate area and follow advice from local authorities.”

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

There are few places the UK government advises against travel, including the border with Syria.

It is also not recommended to visit Sirnak or Hakkari province.

However, the popular resorts like Bodrum, Antalya and Istanbul remain safe for tourists.

There’s also a warning regarding alcoholic beverages in the country, which are often stronger than in the UK.

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

What are the entry requirements for Turkey?

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

This is subject to change at short notice so Brits on holiday are advised to check entry restrictions before travelling.

Make sure you also have a copy of your passport as some villas in resort towns have been attacked by thieves.

You should carry this with you at all times – it is illegal not to carry a photo ID in Turkey.

Brits must also have at least 150 days left in their passport to travel to Turkey and a full blank page for entry and exit stamps.

If you fancy a trip to Turkey, we’ve rounded up some of the best holiday deals for 2023.

This includes a new 3-month all-inclusive holiday in Turkey, costing just £19 a day.

And here’s how you can have a cheap 5-star holiday in Turkey.

Turkey remains a popular holiday hotspot for Brits


Turkey remains a popular holiday hotspot for BritsPhoto credit: Getty Is it safe to go on holiday to Turkey? Latest travel advice

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