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What is the dress code for foreign visitors to Turkey?

There are no hard and fast rules but it is best to use common sense when deciding what to wear.

If staying on a beach resort it is fine to dress as you feel comfortable (i.e. bikini, shorts and short dresses) though when going into town to shop or eat it may be an idea to change into a dress or trousers.

For city breaks relaxed clothing is the most suitable with comfortable shoes and casual trousers and/or a dress if you intend to do lots of walking.

When visiting mosques you should take off your shoes at the entrance and ladies should cover their hair; often scarves are provided on the way in. Both sexes should dress modestly with no shorts and arms and shoulders covered during visits to mosques. Please see:- » Do’s and Don’ts when visiting a Mosque in Turkey


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