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Turkey's VISA Rules For Brits To Change In 2020 And Holidays Could Be Cheaper

Turkey's VISA Rules For Brits To Change In 2020 And Holidays Could Be Cheaper

Enjoy your holidays to Turkey? Well, they could be set to get cheaper for Brits, after Turkish authorities revealed plans to scrap VISA charges.

The alterations are set to happen from March 2020 and they will mean that British citizens won't have to pay a fee of approximately £27 ($35) each for the e-VISA.

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Turkey are scrapping the VISA charges. Credit: PA
Turkey are scrapping the VISA charges. Credit: PA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a statement: "As of 2 March 2020, Turkey has decided to exempt visa requirements for the members of the European Union Schengen area, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland as well as the United Kingdom citizens for touristic travels to Turkey for every 90 days within 180 day period.

"This step aims at increasing our tourism potential with these countries as well as further developing our trade, economic and cultural relations."

This means that if you're travelling as a family with children you won't need to pay for anyone's VISA which could end up saving a family of four (two adults, two children) over £100 ($130).

Passport validity will remain the same. Credit: PA
Passport validity will remain the same. Credit: PA
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It's worth noting that despite VISA changes, passport validity will remain the same under the current regulations.

The FCO travel advice for Turkey explains: "The Turkish government advise that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey and that there is a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps. You can find more detail about the requirements for entry into Turkey on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs."

A spokesperson for ABTA said of the changes to visa rules: "It's welcome news that UK holidaymakers travelling to Turkey after 2 March 2020 will now no longer have to obtain a visa. Getting an e-visa is a straight forward process, but it will still be one less thing to do before going away and give a boost to this already popular holiday destination for Brits.

"With the visas costing around £30 per person this bonus will add up to a free Turkish meze and baklava to finish courtesy of the government, especially with exchange rates currently being favourable."

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Topics: uk news, Passport, Turkey, travel

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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