Visa Policy of Turkey for Foreigners 2020

*The information and data are garnered from Wikipedia and Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Visa Free Countries

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

All Eu Citizens (except Latvia and Cyprus)
 Albania (T) Jordan (T) Qatar (T)
 Andorra Kazakhstan Saint Kitts and Nevis
 Argentina Kosovo (T) San Marino
 Belize Kuwait Serbia (T)
 Bolivia Kyrgyzstan  Seychelles
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Lebanon (T) Singapore
 Brazil Liechtenstein (ID) South Korea
 Chile Malaysia  Switzerland (ID)
 Colombia Moldova (ID) Tajikistan
 Ecuador Monaco Trinidad and Tobago
 El Salvador Montenegro Tunisia
 Georgia (ID) Morocco Ukraine (ID)
 Guatemala New Zealand United Kingdom
 Honduras Nicaragua Uruguay
 Hong Kong North Macedonia Uzbekistan
 Iceland Norway (T)  Vatican City
 Iran Panama Venezuela
 Israel Paraguay
 Japan Peru

ID – Can enter with an ID card
T –Tourism purposes only.

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


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

 Azerbaijan Costa Rica Mongolia (T)
 Belarus Latvia Thailand
 Brunei Macao Turkmenistan

Visa-free regime also applies

 Algeria – for the ones who are under 15 or above 65, 90 days within 180 days
 Cyprus – for the ones residing in Northern Cyprus and directly arriving from Ercan International Airport, 90 days within 180 days
 Libya – for the ones under the age of 16 and above the age of 55, 90 days within a 180 days period.


90 days per 180-day period

 Antigua and Barbuda Dominican Republic Oman
 Armenia (1) East Timor (1) (3) Saint Lucia
 Australia Fiji (1) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 Bahamas Grenada Saudi Arabia
 Bahrain (3) Haiti South Africa (2) (4)
 Barbados Indonesia (1) Suriname (1) (3)
 Canada Jamaica Taiwan (2) (3)
 China (1) Maldives United Arab Emirates
 Cyprus (1) Mauritius (1) United States
 Dominica Mexico (1) (2)

1 – May only apply for a single entry e-visa on which they can stay for 30 days.
2 – e-Visas are issued free of charge. Mexican citizens who obtain e-Visas on arrival may be obliged to pay a fee.
3 – Not eligible for visas on arrival.
4 – May apply for a multi entry e-visa on which they can stay for 30 days.

Conditional E-Visa

30 days of stay for single entry

 Afghanistan Eswatini Pakistan
 Algeria Ethiopia Palestine
 Angola Gabon Philippines
 Bangladesh Gambia Republic of the Congo
 Benin Ghana Rwanda
 Benin Guinea São Tomé and Príncipe
 Botswana Guinea-Bissau Senegal
 Burkina Faso India Sierra Leone
 Burundi Iraq (1) Somalia
 Burundi Kenya Sri Lanka
 Cameroon Lesotho Sudan
 Cape Verde Liberia Tanzania
 Central African Republic Libya Togo
 Chad Madagascar Uganda
 Comoros Malawi Vietnam
 Côte d’Ivoire Mali Yemen
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mauritania Zambia
 Djibouti Mozambique Zimbabwe
 Egypt Namibia
 Equatorial Guinea Niger
 Eritrea Nigeria

1 – E-visas are free of charge.

 North Korea – citizens may only get a visa on arrival for a stay 30 days maximum if they have a valid visa or residence permit from Schengen area countries, Ireland or the United Kingdom.

Conditions on applying to e-visa

  • All nationalities, except for citizens of Gabon and Zambia, must have valid visa or residence permit from one of the Schengen countries, Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States. Egyptian citizens who are under 20 or over 45 years old may apply without holding a valid visa or residence permit from the countries stated above
  • All citizens except for the citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Philippines must travel with Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Citizens of Egypt may also travel on flights operated by EgyptAir.
  • Algerian citizens must be aged below 18 or above 35 years to be eligible to apply for e-Visa. If not, a sticker visa is required which can be obtained from Turkish Diplomatic Missions.

Sticker Visa Required

90 days per 180-day period

 Algeria (for 18 and 34 year old travelers) Micronesia Papua New Guinea
 Cuba Myanmar Samoa
 Guyana Nauru Solomon Islands
 Kiribati   Nepal South Sudan
 Laos North Korea  Syria
 Marshall Islands Palau Vanuatu
 Cambodia Bhutan
 Tonga Tuvalu
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I am a 24 year old Turkish travel & history enthusiast who has been traveling to different places and exploring the natural & archeological wonders of the world. I share my experiences regarding my travels and introduce to you the unpopular unique places I go both in Turkey and different parts of the world!

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