Turkey could be added to UK’s holiday quarantine list: report

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There are fears Turkey could be the next country to be added to the UK’s holiday quarantine list as COVID-19 cases in the country rise, British daily The Sun reported on Sunday.

The country had its highest daily number of cases since June, with 1,256 positive tests and 21 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Currently, Turkey’s air bridge with the UK has not been affected, meaning at the moment Brits can holiday in Turkey without needing to isolate for 14 days.

The United States, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Egypt and Malta are on the UK government’s quarantine list.

Turkey has seen cases steadily rise in recent weeks and now has 278,117 positive tests and 5,955 deaths.

There are currently 18.5 infections per 100,000 people, a rise on the 15.8 recorded last month.

While UK travel is allowed, the country has its own entry requirements for British tourists.

All arrivals must have health checks, including temperature checks, at the airport, while anyone with coronavirus symptoms must have a PCR test.

Anyone who tests positive for the coronavirus will be forced to quarantine at a location determined by the Ministry of Health or at a private hospital at their own expense.

Turkey has also warned that any hotels which do not follow the strict new safety guidelines will be closed on short notice.

This comes as thousands of Brits head home from France to beat the quarantine deadline.

Holidaymakers attempted a mad dash home in a bid to avoid the two-week enforced quarantine that came in from 4 a.m.

Thousands of Brits evacuated amid a spike in coronavirus cases across holiday spots.

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