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Tourist Advice for Turkey

Some Foreign nationals are required to obtain a visa for visiting Turkey.

Foreigners from most countries (including USA, UK, Australia, Canada)
can visit Turkey for a total of 90 days in every 180.
*Please read YellAli's latest article
» 90/180 day tourist visa for Turkey – new rules explained




*e-Visa - Applicants need to visit » www.evisa.gov.tr , and provide the requested information. Once the application has been approved and online payment made, please download the e-Visa.
Please print and shown to the Turkish custom officers upon arrival in to Turkey.

Can I still obtain a tourist visa at the airport? when will this change?

Yes, you can still obtain a "sticker visa" or e-visa via the interactive kiosk at the airport upon arrival into Turkey.

Please Note : Be careful not to overstay. Overstaying your visa is taken very seriously by the Turkish Authorities.

See also » evisa & entry visa FEES


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.







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In the tourist areas this is not such a necessity, but if you are traveling around Turkey, then yes, it is compulsory for everybody to produce a form of identity on request. Be sure to always have id when you are driving long distances or traveling by coach or train, they are various spot id checks carried out in Turkey.

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Duty Free Allowance for Items purchased Abroad

The following goods may be imported into Turkey by travellers aged 18 and over without incurring customs duty:

• 400 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars and 250g of tobacco.
• 1L of alcohol over 22% volume or 2L of alcohol under 22% volume.
• 600ml of perfume and eau de toilette.
• 2kg of food products (eg tea, coffee or confectionery).
• Souvenirs to the value of €430 (reduced to €150 for children under 15).

Duty Free Allowance for Items purchased at Airport Arrivals

• 600 cigarettes, 100 Cigarillos, 50 cigars and 250g of pipe tobacco
• 1 litre Beverages containing alcohol more than 22% (Whisky, rakı, etc)
• 2 litre Beverages containing alcohol less than 22% (wine, champaign, etc)
• 600 ml of perfume
• 2 kg of chocolate
• 1 kg of Tea & Coffee



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You can contact the tourism call and information centre. Dial 179 - Free phoneline service. You can dial from any foreign or Turkish phone in Turkey

From May to Sept this number operates 24/7

From Oct to April you can call Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5pm

Or you can send them an email to: antalya@kulturturizm.gov.tr
You must mark your email "For the attention of Alo 179 Department".

You can contact them for advice, general information or if you have any complaints and they can help you to resolve any issues. In some circumstances they may assist you with your case, and help you to achieve a good outcome.

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Yes, you can still obtain a "sticker visa" at the airport on arrival into Turkey, however, it is advisable to use the new e-visa system

Please visit the official e-visa website for Turkey www.evisa.gov.tr

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Stay updated with latest Travel advice for Turkey - email alerts

Travel Alerts for Turkey

UK
For British Citizens please visit this website and subscribe. You will receive travel alerts for Turkey straight to your inbox.

Follow the onscreen instructions, and select your preferences.

Once completed you will receive travel updates direct from the UK government

NOTE; You may also stay up to date via the British Embassy Official Facebook page or using gov.uk directly


USA
For US Citizens Sign up for the free 'Smart Traveler Enrollment Program' (formerly known as “Travel Registration” or “Registration with Embassies”) to receive the latest travel updates and information.

When you sign up, you will automatically receive the most current information from the US GOVERNMENT about the country where you will be traveling or living. You will also receive updates, including Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts (where appropriate). You only need to sign up once, and then you can add and delete trips from your account based on your current travel plans.

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

• Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
• Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
• Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

See Also; U.S Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs webpage for Turkey


IRELAND
For Irish Citizens please visit this website for the latest travel advice.

You may also register your details with the Irish Embassy allowing them to find you quickly if there is an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency while you are abroad. Please follow the link here


NEW ZEALAND
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Once completed you will receive travel updates direct from the NZ government.

NOTE; You may also stay up to date via the New Zealand Embassy Official Facebook page or using govt.nz


AUSTRALIA
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Once completed you will receive travel updates direct from the Australian government.

NOTE; You may also stay up to date via the Australian Embassy Official Facebook page or using gov.au


CANADA
For Canadian Citizens please visit this website for the latest travel advice.

You may also register your details with the Canadian Embassy allowing them to find you quickly if there is an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency while you are abroad. Please follow the link here










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Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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How long is the flight to Turkey?

If traveling from the UK, the flight time to Turkey is around 4 hours.

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What airlines fly to Turkey? Do they fly all year round?

Turkish airlines, Pegasus airlines and Onur Air are the main Turkish carriers. They fly all year round from the UK and Turkey. The British carriers, Thomas cook, Easy jet, Jet2.com, Monarch and Airtours fly all year round to Turkey but reduce there number of flights and airport destinations during the winter months.

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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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Who do i contact for help/ advice/complaints while on holiday in Turkey?

You can contact the tourism call and information center. Dial 179 - Free phone-line service. You can dial from any foreign or Turkish phone in Turkey

From May to Sept this number operates 24/7

From Oct to April you can call Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5pm

Or you can send them an email to: antalya@kulturturizm.gov.tr
You must mark your email "For the attention of Alo 179 Department".

You can contact them for advice, general information or if you have any complaints and they can help you to resolve any issues. In some circumstances they may assist you with your case, and help you to achieve a good outcome.


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