Travel news – live: Turkey expects to be removed from red list as traffic light update due this week
Embassy shares ‘expectation’ that country will be ‘removed from the red list at the upcoming review’
The Turkish embassy in London said that the “scientific data” supports this prediction, reports Sky News.
“The scientific data on Covid-19 support our expectation that Turkey will be removed from the red list at the upcoming review,” it said in a statement.
The country has been on the Department for Transport’s red list of “high risk” destinations since the UK first implemented its traffic light system for international travel back in May.
Turkey’s current 14-day rate of new Covid infections is 405.79 per 100,000, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), in contrast to the UK’s own rate of 580.33.
Elsewhere, airlines fear the US ban on UK travellers might not lift until November.
One leading carrier is expected to postpone launching London-New York flights from September to November as transatlantic travel continues to be stymied.
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