Dutch tour operators predict chaos over new Turkish visa rules

Holidaymakers heading to Turkey this spring will have to buy a new digital visa before leaving and Dutch tour operators say they fear adminstrative chaos, Nos news reports on Thursday.

Dutch tourists have always been issued with a visa on arrival at their holiday destination, but from April 10 they will have to order and print out a new visa in advance.

Tour operator TUI has called on Turkey to continue to provide airport visas, saying it expects many people will forget to apply in advance and risk a ruined holiday.

TUI is also angry that visas can only be paid for via credit card rather than the Dutch banks iDeal payment system. Many Dutch people do not have a credit card.

Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for Dutch sunseekers.

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