The Turkish foreign ministry has announced that citizens of six more European countries will be able to travel to Turkey without a visa starting as from March 2nd, 2020. Countries for which Turkey will lift visa restrictions for tourists are Austria, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Spain and the UK. The new visa-free regime will allow entry for up to 90 days per 180-day period.
The Turkish government wishes to boost tourism to in general further develop commercial, economic and cultural relations with these six nations. Turkey is already a popular destination for British tourists, with more than 2.5 million arrivals last year. Some 51.7 million people visited Turkey in 2019, including 45 million foreigners and 6.7 million Turkish citizens residing abroad.