Be in the know before you go
A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.
You need a visa to travel to Turkey for tourism or commerce. The visa is valid for up to 90 days within a 180 day period. To obtain a Turkish visa you can apply via the e-Visa application system prior to arrival. You can also apply for a tourism visa upon arrival in Turkey. Please verify this information with your local consulate.
For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Turkey please visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list/, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.
U.S. citizens are warned of increased threats from terrorist groups in Turkey and are urged to avoid travel to southeast Turkey due to the persistent threat of terrorism. For the most up to date information please visit the U.S. Department of State’s website.
Due to recent events, the Turkish Government has temporarily suspended tourist visas for US citizens traveling to Turkey. Until this is resolved, US citizens will not be admitted into the country.
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