Travel to Turkey – ABTA & FCO Advice


Information & FCO advice  on travel to Turkey following the military coup in July 2016.

ABTA Statement:

Following an attempted military coup in Turkey on 15-16th July, the situation remains fluid. ABTA recommends that members of the public read and follow the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice and any advice or instructions issued by their travel provider or airline.

There has been no change to FCO advice regarding travel to Turkey and holiday programmes to the resort areas continue to operate. The vast majority of British travellers to Turkey will fly directly to the beach resorts on Turkey’s south coast which are hundred of miles away from Istanbul and the capital Ankara.

The FCO is reporting that the coastal resorts do not appear to be significantly affected at present and advises holidaymakers should check with their airline or tour operator before travelling to the airport and continue to exercise vigilance in resort areas.

People in Ankara and Istanbul are advised to avoid public places, in particular demonstrations, and remain vigilant.  

ABTA estimates there are currently 50,000 people on holiday with its Members in Turkey.

For any customers with existing bookings to Turkish resorts, normal booking conditions apply and any customers with concerns should contact us on 01922 277 212.

For the latest Turkey travel advice, visit the Foreign Office Website

Published 18th July 2016

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