Before Your Trip

How can I apply for a visa?

Welcoming millions of visitors from around world every year, Turkey aims to ensure with its advanced visa system that visitors have a pleasant holiday experience.

Visitors can easily apply for a tourist visa in just a few steps at www.evisa.gov.tr  and start to explore the unique nature of Turkey the minute they arrive in Turkey.

Tourists can obtain an electronic visa (e-Viza) via online application provided that they have a minimum 6- months- valid passport by the date of application. Tourists can explore Turkey and its wealth of culture, history and scenic beauty as they like unless their visit exceeds 90 days.

What is the currency?

The official currency of the Republic of Turkey is Turkish lira. The Turkish Lira is divided into subunits called kuruş. Paper currency comes in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 TL money notes and metal currency comes in 5, 10, 25, and 50 kuruş and 1Lira coin money.

Images of the founding father of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk take place on the front face of money notes while the back sides depict prominent names and places of Turkish culture.

Currencies of foreign countries can be converted into Turkish Lira at exchange offices and banks in accordance with the daily exchange rate determined by the Turkish Central Bank.

Apart from Turkish Lira, strong currencies such as U.S. Dollar and Euro are widely accepted by large shopping centers, hotels and restaurants.

It is advisable, however, that you carry some Turkish Lira with you at all times for your own convenience.

What is the timezone in Turkey?

The time zone in Turkey situated at the connecting point of Asia and Europe is GMT +2.

Can I witdraw money from ATMS?

Visitors may withdraw money in Turkish Lira as well as Euro and U.S. Dollar with their debit cards from the ATMs in Turkey. The majority of ATMs offer English language or other language options for the convenience of foreigners.

Can I use my mobile phone?

Many international GSM operators provide coverage in Turkey in addition to local GSM operators such as Turkcell, Avea and Vodafone.

Can I drive in Turkey with my driver’s license?

Foreigners may drive in Turkey provided that they keep their passport, international driver’s license and the vehicle license with them all the time. Turkey drives on the right side of the road and the advanced highway network allows easy access to different corners of the land.

Which language is used?

English is the most spoken foreign language everywhere in Turkey. You should have no problem meeting people who can speak English and help you get around in all the big cities, shopping malls, restaurants and holiday resorts.

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