Published on : Thursday, October 7, 2021
Turkey and Croatia are going to scrap COVID-19 tests for vaccinated Brits. Thus, it is making holidays much cheaper in time for half-term.
The families planning a holiday to Turkey or Croatia this half term will be able to save hundreds of pounds – as both countries have scrapped Covid tests for tourists. The vaccinated Brits no longer have to pay for a pre-arrival test to enter either country, just in time for the October holidays.
Turkey was also taken off the red list, meaning holidays to the country can go ahead without needing to quarantine upon return to the UK.
The Turkish Tourism Board said in a statement that Turkey is ready and excited to welcome back travellers from across the UK this month and beyond. With no requirement for PCR tests, and following our removal from the UK government red list, travelling to Turkey couldn’t be easier. Turkey is the perfect destination for UK families this half term.
Brits heading to Turkey will need proof of both jabs to skip the testing rules – anyone who isn’t fully vaccinated will still need the tests.
Croatia has also lifted the requirement for Covid tests from vaccinated Brits, who now only require proof of full vaccination to enter.
It was first enforced in July, the country previously required Covid-19 tests from Brits even if they were vaccinated, although this was changed on October 1.
However, the rules state the second dose must have been taken within the past year. Kids under 12 are exempt from needing jabs or tests.