Essential Travel's Advice for People Travelling to Turkey

Following the recent incidents in Turkey, the FCO has advised against all travel to the Turkish towns of Akcakale and Ceylanpinar and against all but essential travel to areas within 10km of Turkey's border with Syria, and the provinces of Hakkari, Sirnak, Siirt and Tunceli.

Holidaymakers who travelled to these areas prior to the foreign office issuing advice will be covered under emergency medical expenses and repatriation, hospital benefit and personal accident. Although they will need to adhere to any official advice (curfews etc).

Those who travel to areas deemed unsafe and in spite of the advice being issued will not be covered. In all cases, please check with your insurer as companies and individual policies will vary.

We are advising holidaymakers to keep in contact with their tour operators and stay abreast of the advice on the FCO website.

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