TURKISH DELIGHT Holiday boost for Brits as Turkey holidays ON once covid travel restrictions are lifted in May

TURKEY is set to allow sunseeking jabbed Brits to go on holiday once international travel opens up in May.

The Turkish are poised to let travellers in who have not yet been vaccinated provided they have been tested.

PCR tests in the holiday hotspot are now as low as 30 euros and available in their mega resorts, along side cheap Covid insurance packages.

Turkey has also seen a successful vaccine roll out, with 10 million locals jabbed.

And from today people who work at hotels and tourism facilities have been given priority for the jab.

The nation is keen to make sure its people are safely vaccinated for when British tourists arrive in the early summer.

Over 2.5 million Brits every year, and The Sun understands that officials are close to signing off plans to allow Brits to arrive from May 17.

A well placed source said: “Turkey is ready and willing to let the British come in as soon as possible, and as safe as possible.

“The tourism industry is massive for Turkey, and they have done everything they can to make people safe and keep the disease at bay.

“They were one of the first areas of the world to introduce testing at airports and inside hotel resorts.

“Officials from Turkey and the UK have been working together, and I would expect to hear an announcement soon.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps are set to unveil travel plans for Bris on April 12.

Spain, Cyprus and Greece have already said they will welcome vaccinated Brits when travel restrictions are lifted.

France also lifted travel restrictions for Brits this week, with travellers no longer needing a “compelling reason” to visit.

Boris Johnson also said he was looking forward to allowing Brits head out to Greece in the “not too distant future.”

He said: “I’m looking forward to a time, hopefully in the not too distant future, where the British people are again able to visit your beautiful country and experience everything Greece has to offer.”

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Wednesday Brits will have a better understand on when to book plans this summer from April 12, when he will publish the review of the Global Travel Taskforce’s recommendations.

But he said he was “hopeful” foreign breaks would go ahead.

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