British Holiday Makers Will Face £100 Fine In Turkey

British Holiday Makers Will Face £100 Fine In Turkey

23/06/2020 0 By M Zaman

Among British tourists Turkey is a fabulous location. But, British holiday makers will face £100 fine for not wearing masks in Turkey.

During Covid-19 pandemic Turkey has 188,897 confirmed cases, 161,533 recovered and 4,974 deaths.

But, holidaymakers in Turkey will face strict fines if they are found breaching rules by not wearing a mask.

For an instance in England, face masks are only mandatory in public. But, in Turkey people must wear them whilst out and about in shops and restaurants.

The current rules are effective across 81 provinces in Turkey, including holiday hotspot Istanbul.

A scenic view of Istanbul, Turkey

A scenic view of Istanbul, Turkey (Image: Pixabay)

However, anyone breaching for the first time will only face a warning, repeat offenders will be fined.

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“Wearing masks in public areas like squares, streets, parks, gardens, agricultural areas, public transport, and offices is compulsory as of June 3. Those who do not comply will be fined,” said statements issued by the governor’s offices in the respective provinces to a local media.

Turkish government introduced the strict rules after the country recorded 1,248 new cases on Saturday.

After three months of strict curbs, travel bans and curfews on weekends. Turkey most recently ruled out on June 1, 2020 it will return to “new normal” within the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Under the recent changes domestic flights started, shopping malls, sports halls, mosques, day care centres and restaurants reopened, and travel bans were lifted.

You can also visit in Antalya, Turkey

You can also visit in Antalya, Turkey (Image: British Airways)

There are likelihood that British nationals can soon travel in Turkey as part of Air Bridges programme at the end of June 2020.

Currently, incoming visitors travelling to the UK are facing 14 days of mandatory quarantine on return.

But, once the negotiation with other governments will go ahead. Visitors may get an exemption from this quarantine rules.

Meanwhile, Manchester Airport announces it is trialling a technology that will reduce queues at the airport.

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