Turkey implements strict new screening requirements for holidaymakers in an attempt to remain coronavirus-free – The Sun03/04/2020
TURKEY is ramping up their efforts to remain coronavirus-free with new screening measures for tourists visiting the country.
The new rules will be implemented at airports for any international travellers entering Turkey.
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Flights from the UK fly direct to Istanbul, with connecting flights to Dalaman, Antalya and Bodrum.
The UK Foreign Office has updated the latest travel advice for holidaymakers heading to the country.
They state: "The Turkish authorities have introduced a number of precautionary measures.
"All international passengers are being screened with a thermal camera.
"Those displaying signs of a temperature will then be referred to a medical adviser.
"You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities."
If tourists test positively then they may be taken straight to the quarantine facility.
They also advise travellers packing "additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage" as a precaution.
India, Indonesia, Egypt and Moldova are just some of the countries also introducing new screening processes at the airport.
Turkey is currently one of the few countries which has not reported any cases of coronavirus, despite their proximity to other countries with a high number of cases including Iran.
Travel between the UK and Turkey is unaffected although Brits who have been to Italy are banned from entering Turkey due to new restrictions.
We've explained the current advice if travelling to Singapore and Japan as well as Bali and Malaysia.
European destinations such as Greece, France and Spain have all reported cases of coronavirus, with Italy being hit the worst.
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