We’re hoping to be able to take you to Turkey again soon, but due to current restrictions we’re unable to travel here. For the latest guidance visit the FCDO website or check out our Travel Alerts page.


As part of our TUI Holiday Promise, all bookings departing on or before 30th April 2021 have our COVID Cover included. And, holidays booked between 26th December 2020 and 28th February 2021 – departing on or before 31st October 2021 – also come with our COVID Cover. This means you can amend your holiday for free if you contract COVID-19 before you travel, are officially required to isolate prior to your travel dates, or if your local area goes into lockdown over the dates you are due to depart. It’s also got an AXA Holiday to Home insurance policy built in. This means that if you contract COVID-19 while you’re away, you’re covered for overseas medical assistance, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if required. It’s designed for use alongside your usual travel insurance, and is subject to T&Cs.

Your flight and hotel experience

We’ve put a range of new measures in place on our TUI flights, in line with all the latest government and holiday industry expert advice. You’ll need to check in online, wear a mask throughout the flight and also at some airports. As for our hotels, we’re making sure they’ve got the highest possible hygiene standards in place before re-opening. Find out more about what to expect on your holiday, including your flight, transfer and hotel experience.


  • COVID Cover on selected holidays
  • 24-hour support while you’re away
  • Package holiday refund guarantee
  • Approved testing partners
  • Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead

Find out more about our promise and everything we’re doing to keep you safe on the Travel With Confidence Hub.

Here are the main things you need to be aware of.

Social distancing distance 2 metres.
Face mask requirements for adults • Face masks are mandatory when outside and in public spaces, including shops, buses and cars.
• Hotels are not considered public spaces, so you won’t be required to wear a face mask.
• No one is considered medically exempt from wearing a mask.
• A visor cannot be worn as an alternative to a mask.
Face mask requirements for children Anyone over the age of two needs to wear a face mask in public spaces.
Passenger Locator Forms and testing requirements TESTING REQUIREMENTS
Before passport control, each passenger is required to go through thermal screening for a temperature check. If you test positive, you’ll be taken to hospital for treatment.
You need to complete a Passenger Locator Form on your flight to Turkey. The cabin crew will provide the form, but you’ll need to have a pen handy.
Good to know Not yet known – we’re working on it.

Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Turkey.

Beaches Open. Swimmers are required to keep 1.5 to 2 metres away from each other.
Restaurants and bars  Restaurants and cafés are open, but you’re required to put on a face mask before entering. Bars and hookah cafés aren’t currently open.
Sights Open.
Supermarkets Open.
Other facilities Restaurants, cafés, museums, beaches, parks and sports facilities are open.

Here’s the key information on getting to Turkey.

Flights with TUI Check in for your flight on the TUI or First Choice App or online. Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight, and closes three hours before departure. You’ll be asked to certify that you’re fit to travel.

Here are your options for travelling within Turkey.

Car rental Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Public transport Face masks must be worn on buses and in taxis. Only three passengers can ride in a taxi at a time. However, this does not apply to people from the same household.
Hiking Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Biking Not yet known – we’re working on it.

For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice on travelling to Turkey.

Read the full FCDO advice here.