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Visa policy of Turkey


As of right

Citizens of the following countries or territories do not require a visa to enter, reside, study, and work indefinitely in Turkey without any immigration restrictions:

Turkey Turkish citizens

Northern Cyprus

Visa-free

Citizens of the following 78 countries and territories do not require a visa to visit Turkey for the durations described below for tourism or business purposes (unless otherwise stated). For visits of up to 90 days within a 180-day period, an identity card is accepted in lieu of a passport for citizens of some countries.[2]

90 days per visit, 90 days per 180-day period

AlbaniaT

Andorra

Argentina

Belize

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Bulgaria

Chile

Colombia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Ecuador

El Salvador

Estonia

Finland

FranceID 1

GeorgiaID

GermanyID 2

GreeceID

Guatemala

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Iran

Israel

ItalyID

Japan

JordanT

Kazakhstan

KosovoT

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

LebanonT

LiechtensteinID

Lithuania

LuxembourgID 1

Malaysia

MoldovaID[6]

Monaco

Montenegro

Morocco

New Zealand

Nicaragua

North Macedonia

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

QatarT

RomaniaT

Saint Kitts and Nevis

San Marino

SerbiaT

Seychelles

Singapore

SlovakiaT

SloveniaT

South Korea

Sweden

SwitzerlandID 1

Tajikistan

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

UkraineID [7]

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vatican City

Venezuela

60 days per visit, 90 days per 180-day period

Russia3

30 days per visit, 90 days per 180-day period

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Brunei

Costa Rica

Latvia

Macao

MongoliaT

Thailand

Turkmenistan

ID – May enter with an ID card for a stay of up to 90 days per 180-day period
T – Visa free for tourism purposes only.
1 – Allowed to enter with an expired passport (up to 5 years)
2 – Allowed to enter with an expired passport or ID card (up to 1 year)
3 – Except for journalists and holders of service passports[8][9]

Visa is also not required for holders of a "Laissez-Passer" issued by the United Nations.[2]

The visa-free regime also applies to the citizens of the following countries under certain conditions:[2]

Cyprus – provided residing in Northern Cyprus and directly arriving from Ercan International Airport or seaports of Famagusta, Kyrenia, or Karavostassi for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days[1]

Libya – provided being not older than 12 or younger than 65 for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days

Palestine – provided holding a VIP passport

Diplomatic and service category passports

Citizens of Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria (30 days), Cambodia (30 days), China, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Grenada, Guyana, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Latvia, Libya (tourism purpose only), Maldives (30 days), Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal (tourism purpose only), Spain, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia (tourism purpose only), South Africa (30 days), Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Yemen (30 days) and for holders of diplomatic passports of Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, India, Liberia, Mali, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Russia, Senegal, South Sudan (tourism purpose only), Sudan (tourism purpose only), Uganda and United Kingdom – provided holding diplomatic, service and special passports for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days

Visa waiver agreements for diplomatic passports were signed with Sierra Leone in May 2017, with Laos in November 2018 and with Zambia in May 2019 and they are yet to come into force.[10][11][12]

e-Visa

Holders of passports of the following 40 countries and territories can obtain e-Visas online for a fee prior to arrival. The duration of stay for most of these nationalities is 90 days (30 days for some) within 180 days.[13][14]

Antigua and Barbuda

Armenia1

Australia

Austria

Bahamas

Bahrain5

Barbados

BelgiumID 2

Canada

China1

Croatia

Cyprus1

Dominica

Dominican Republic

East Timor1 5

Fiji1

Grenada

Haiti

Indonesia1

Ireland

Jamaica

Maldives

MaltaID 3

Mauritius1

Mexico1 3

NetherlandsID

Norway

Oman

Poland

PortugalID 2

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saudi Arabia

South Africa3 6

SpainID

Suriname1 5

Taiwan1 3 5

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom4

United States

ID – May enter with an ID card for a stay of up to 90 days per 180-day period
1 – May only apply for a single entry e-visa on which they can stay for up to 30 days.
2 – Allowed to enter with an expired passport (up to 5 years)
3 – e-Visas are issued free of charge. Fees apply to Mexican citizens who obtain e-Visas on arrival.
4 – For British citizens and British Nationals (Overseas) only.
5 – Not eligible for e-visas on arrival.
6 – May apply for a multiple entry e-visa on which they can stay for up to 30 days.

Conditional e-Visa

Citizens of these countries and territories are eligible to apply for a single entry e-Visa OR e-visa on arrival at Istanbul Ataturk (IST) on which they can stay for up to 30 days only if meeting the conditions listed below:[13][2]

Afghanistan

Algeria[15]

Angola

Bangladesh

Benin

Bhutan

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Côte d'Ivoire

DR Congo

Djibouti

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

India

Iraq1

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

Niger

Nigeria

Pakistan

Palestine

Philippines

Republic of the Congo R Congo

Rwanda

São Tomé and Príncipe

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Somalia

Solomon Islands

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Vanuatu

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

1 – e-Visas are issued free of charge.

Conditions:

  • All nationalities, except for citizens of Gabon and Zambia, must hold a valid visa or residence permit from one of the following countries: Schengen area countries, Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States. Electronic visas or e-residence permits are not accepted. Egyptian citizens who are under 20 or over 45 years old do not need to fulfill this requirement.
  • All citizens except for the citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Philippines must travel with one of the airlines that has protocols with Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The following airlines meet the criteria: AtlasGlobal, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines.[16] Citizens of Egypt may also travel on flights operated by EgyptAir.
  • Must hold a hotel reservation and adequate financial means (US$50 per day).
  • Algerian citizens must be aged below 18 or over 35 years old to be eligible for e-Visa. Otherwise, a sticker visa is required.
  • Afghanistan, Iraq, Zambia and Philippines citizens not eligible for e-visa on arrival at Istanbul Ataturk

Visa on arrival only under limited circumstances

Citizens of North Korea may only obtain a visa on arrival for a stay of max 30 days if holding a valid visa or residence permit issued by Schengen area countries, Ireland or the United Kingdom.[2]

Sticker visa required

Citizens of the following countries and territories must obtain a sticker-type visa in advance at one of the Turkish diplomatic missions:[2][1]

Algeria (for those between 18 and 35 years old)

Cuba

Guyana

Kiribati

Laos

Marshall Islands

Micronesia

Myanmar

Nauru

North Korea (for those not qualifying for visa on arrival)

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Samoa

South Sudan

Syria

Tonga

Tuvalu

Visitor statistics

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Most tourist arrivals in Turkey are from the following countries of nationality[17][18][19]

Rank Country 2018 2017 2016 2015
1 Russia 5,964,631 4,715,438 866,256 3,649,003
2 Germany 4,512,360 3,584,653 3,890,074 5,580,792
3 Bulgaria 2,386,885 1,852,867 1,690,766 1,821,480
4 United Kingdom 2,254,871 1,658,715 1,711,481 2,512,139
5 Georgia 2,069,392 2,438,730 2,206,266 1,911,832
6 Iran 2,001,744 2,501,948 1,665,160 1,700,385
7 Ukraine 1,386,934 1,284,735 1,045,043 706,551
8 Iraq 1,172,896 896,876 420,831 1,094,144
9 Netherlands 1,013,642 799,006 906,336 1,232,487
10 Azerbaijan 858,506 765,514 606,223 602,488
Total 39,488,401 32,410,034 25,352,213 36,244,632


Turkey issued 16,199,968 electronic visas between April 2013 and January 1, 2017. Acceptance rate was 87.79% as 18,452,733 applications were filed in this period. Most visas were issued to nationals of the United Kingdom (4.6 million), Iraq (2 million) and the Netherlands (1.8 million).[20]