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Turkey travel advice
Explore our complete guide to Turkey with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Turkey.
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Turkey travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to Turkey with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
|Turkey - quick facts|
|Flight time✝||4 to 6.5 hours|
|Time difference||UK +3 hours|
|Electricity||C + F plug (230V)|
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Turkey tourist information
✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.
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The Turkey weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Istanbul.
Turkey travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting Turkey from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for Turkey - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for Turkey - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Turkey - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Turkey - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Turkey - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for Turkey - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Turkey.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Turkey travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Turkey with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for Turkey - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Turkey - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Turkey - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Turkey, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Turkey covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Turkey with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Coronavirus timeline in Turkey - Our World in Data
Turkey travel features
Do you want to learn more about Turkey? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Turkey.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Turkey including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to Turkey due to Covid-19?
Turkey is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Turkey.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Turkey?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Turkey. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the flight time to Turkey from the UK?
The flight time to Turkey from the UK is typically 4 to 6.5 hours.
Flights to Turkey
What is the time difference between Turkey and the UK?
The time difference between Turkey and the UK is UK time+3 hours.
What is the main language spoken in Turkey?
What is the currency in Turkey?
Which plugs are used in Turkey?
Turkey uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in Turkey?
They drive on the right side of the road in Turkey.
Car hire in Turkey
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