Countries may restrict travel or bring in rules at short notice. Check with your travel company or airline for changes.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
You should also read TravelHealthPro’s general COVID-19 advice for travellers.
Passport validity requirements
If you are visiting Turkey, your passport must:
- be valid for at least 150 days from the date you arrive
- have a full blank page for entry and exit stamps
If you are a resident in Turkey, your passport must be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive.
If entering Turkey through a land border, make sure your passport has a dated entry stamp before you leave the border crossing.
If you’re visiting Turkey for tourism or business for up to 90 days in any 180-day period, you do not need a visa.
If you plan to remain in Turkey for more than 90 days, apply for a longer stay visa or get a residence permit before the end of your 90-day stay. If you plan to work in Turkey, make sure you have the right permits.
If you hold a different type of British nationality, such as British National (Overseas), check visa requirements with the Turkish Embassy or Consulate General before you travel.
Applying for a visa
The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has information on applying for a visa.
Vaccination requirements (other than COVID-19)
At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the vaccinations and certificates you need on TravelHealthPro.
Travelling with children
If leaving Turkey with a dual British-Turkish national child who is 18 or younger, you may need to show the Turkish immigration authorities evidence that the Turkish parent has given permission.