Do I Need Visa For Turkey From Uk

Your friends are going to Turkey and you’re wondering if a visa is necessary for travelling between the United Kingdom and Turkey? Yes, it’s not required for British citizens to have a visa to enter Turkey. If you plan on staying in Turkey for more than three months then you’ll need to apply for a residence permit. This procedure requires an appointment at the local police station so make sure you leave ample time between applying and your trip.

If you’re living in UK and want to visit Turkey as a tourist you don’t need to apply for a visa beforehand. You could just get your passport, buy the ticket and go to Turkey. However, if you are planning to stay for a longer time than 90 days you have to fill out the online application form and apply for the e-visa online.If you are a UK Citizen or an EU national, no visa is required to travel to Turkey. It is very simple to cross the border with a passport and an identity card for citizens of the UK.

Do I Need Visa For Turkey From Uk

COVID-19 entry restrictions

As of 1 June, all COVID-19 restrictions in Turkey have been lifted, and passengers arriving in Turkey are no longer required to present proof of vaccination or negative PCR test results. However, COVID-19 entry requirements may change at short notice, you should check the specifics with your airline before you travel. Further details are available on Turkish Airlines or Pegasus websites.

All travellers

All travellers should familiarise themselves with the entry rules for Turkey before travel.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Turkey are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination status

You don’t need to provide proof of your vaccination status for entry to Turkey.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Turkey are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the last six months

Entry requirements for Turkey are the same for all travellers, regardless of whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.

Children and young people

There are no specific requirements for children and young people.

If you’re transiting through Turkey

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

Check with your airline before departing.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

If you are visiting Turkey, your passport should be valid for at least six months from the date you arrive and there should be a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps. You can find more detail about the requirements for entry into Turkey on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If you are a resident in Turkey, your passport must be valid for six months from the date you arrive.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.


British Citizens travelling to Turkey for tourist or business purposes are able to travel without a visa for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

If you plan to remain in Turkey for a period of more than 90 days, you should either apply for a longer stay visa before you travel, or get a residence permit from the local authorities in Turkey before your 90 day stay has elapsed. If you intend to work in Turkey, ensure you have the correct permits. More information is available from the Turkish Ministry of the Interior. If you do not abide by the terms of your visa or permit, you may be fined, deported and banned from re-entering the country.

If you’re entering Turkey via a land border crossing, make sure your passport has a dated entry stamp before you leave the border crossing area.

If you hold a different type of British nationality (eg BN(O), British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person or British Subject), check visa requirements with the Turkish Consulate General before you travel. These types of passport are classed as ‘UK Special Passports’ in the Turkish e-Visa system. You will need to apply for a visa from the Turkish Consulate General before you travel.

Travelling with children

If you are leaving Turkey with a child who is a dual British-Turkish national, you may be asked to show the Turkish immigration authorities evidence that the Turkish parent has given permission for the child to travel.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETD) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Turkey within the dates printed on the document. ETDs should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Turkey.

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