Britons could enjoy a holiday in Turkey as soon as July 15, as officials hint that an 'air bridge' deal that would spare tourists a 14-day quarantine is close to agreement.
If reports are confirmed it means Brits would be allowed into the country within six weeks.
An air bridge allows quarantine-free travel between two countries and is under discussion by the UK and a number of holiday sri lanka destinations.
It would allow the travel sector - an industry that has been brought to its knees because of the restrictions imposed amid the pandemic - to begin its recovery.
More than 2.5 million British tourists visited Turkey last year on holiday
If agreed, the travel corridor would spare both tourists and British nationals from having to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the UK - a policy that comes into effect on Monday.
Transport Minister for Turkey Adil Karaismailoglu revealed the country plans to reinstate flights with around 40 countries in June.
He said Turkey has reached preliminary agreements for reciprocal air travel with 15 countries, reported.
One government official told the FT an agreement with the UK is on the horizon and that a provisional date of July 15 has been set for travel to restart between the two countries.
The news will come as welcome relief to the tourist industry, with more than 2.5million Britons holidaying in Turkey last year.
A drone photo shows an aerial view of Ilica beach in Cesme during the first weekend without coronavirus restrictions in Turkey's Izmir province
Turkey's rate of infection is nearly three times lower than the UK's
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