#Turkey issues update on PCR 'testing requirements' - latest travel advice ...

Boris Johnson says some foreign travel will ‘open up’ on May 17th

Holidays to Turkey are on hold for now amid the UK's current travel ban. Though UK arrivals are permitted into Turkey, in line with specific rules, travel for leisure purposes from the UK is banned until May 17.

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One of these rules is a PCR testing requirement, however, the nation has recently amended regulations so that transmitting passengers may not require a PCR test.

Instead, this will only apply if they have been in a specific set of countries within the previous 14 days.

It is not clear whether or not Turkey will be granted "green" status under the UK "traffic light system" once travel resume.

Despite this, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) keeps its travel advice pages updated for Britons who are currently travelling for permitted reasons or who are looking to travel in the future.

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The latest FCDO update regarding PCR testing explains: "All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks.

"All passengers from all points of departure to Turkey must have proof of a negative PCR test undertaken within 72 hours prior to departure to Turkey. Without evidence of such a test, passengers will be denied boarding.

"Passengers who are in direct transit through Turkey to other destinations do not require a negative PCR test unless their journey originated in India,

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