The day prior, Turkey reported 12,381 cases on Saturday and 58 deaths due to COVID-19.
Rising Covid cases may mean Turkey is not removed from the travel red list at the next review.
Along with rising Covid cases, Turkey may not be removed from the red list due to its status as a travel hub.
According to the i, Turkey and Dubai were both added to the red list earlier this year, amid fears both travel hub destinations could be at risk of spreading the emerging Delta variant.
Now the Delta variant has become the dominant virus strain in the UK, concern about the Delta variant spreading in Turkey may no longer be a major factor in deciding the country’s travel list status.
On this basis, the Government may decide Turkey should be moved off the red list to the amber list at the next review.
But as the last few months have demonstrated, the reasoning behind the Government’s traffic light allocations is dependent on several factors, and often decisions have been surprising.