Visa and Travel Info

To enter Turkey, you are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date you travel to Turkey. In addition, nationals from some countries require a visa to enter Turkey. Depending on your country of origin, you may purchase a visa stamp at the point of entry, or you must apply for the visa before arriving in Turkey. For information on whether you require a visa to enter Turkey, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

For up to date information about visa fees, visit Please note that visa stamps purchased at the airport are payable in cash only(USD/ €). Traveler’s checks and credit cards are not accepted.

Currency Exchange
Credit/bank cards may be used at ATMs at the airport or in the city to get Turkish Liras (TL). The international arrivals area has currency exchange offices and bank branches. The best exchange rates are found in banks and currency exchange offices in the city center.

Electricity in Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets/points. If your device does not accept 230 volts, 50 Hz you will need a voltage converter and if your appliance plug has a different shape, you will need a plug adapter.

The climate in Ankara is continental. The weather in October has an average high of 18°C
(65°F) and an average low of 3°C (39°F).

Time Zone
All of Turkey is on Eastern European time, UTC/GMT +2 hours.
Daylight saving time is 1 hour, and begins on the last Sunday in March, and ends the last Sunday in October.

Dialing Codes
International country code: +90 (Turkey)
Ankara Area Code: 312
Local phone numbers have 7 digits.

For additional travel information please visit
Ministry of Culture and Tourism


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